First Birthday Parties

How it works


Pledge your baby’s first birthday party

Every year in our country over 4,000 babies die before seeing their first birthday. But together we can make a difference. Help support CJ First Candle by pledging your child’s First Birthday. Complete the form letter below, and tell your family and friends about your pledge for a world free from SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.


Start a campaign

When your child’s birthday is near, we’ll help you to start a fundraising page so you can ask your friends to donate to CJ First Candle for your child’s big day. For every $10 you raise, we can give safe sleep education to one family in a high risk area near you. It might be in a hospital, a military base or a daycare center, but 100 percent of the money you raise will be used to fund a safe sleep training event.



Your child reached his/her first birthday! Instead of getting clothes that don’t fit or toys that won’t be played with, CJ First Candle will help you celebrate this milestone by creating a safe sleep education event near you so you can help other babies reach their first birthday too.


Spread the Word!

When we schedule the event, we will let you know when and where the event will take place. After the training is finished, you’ll see photos and hear testimonies of the lives you have helped save.

Pledge Your First Birthday
Your Name (required)
Your Email (required)
Your Address (include apt number, if applicable) (required)
Your Baby’s Name (required)
Your Baby’s Birthday (required)

For further information contact us at or 203.966.1300

*”Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of 12 months, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted.” (Krous et al. 2005) For more information on SUDC please go to