2013 Daly Memorial Charity Golf Tournament benefitting SIDS.
March 15th, 2013, Coronado Golf Course.
AG Scientific Giving Back, AG Scientific donates money to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Research.
AG Scientific, Inc. has a commitment to give back to the San Diego community. AG Scientificis the sponsor of the Daly Memorial Golf Tournament in loving memory of our daughter, Daly Lindgren, 10/18/1998-2/4/1999. This annual event raises money and awareness of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). 2013 Tournament invitation.
Daly Alexandra Lindgren
10-18-98 - 2/4/1999
Hope is a CHOICE, a personal story from a mother
It's been almost 13 years since we lost our daughter, Daly Alexandra Lindgren, to SIDS. She was 3 months old. What is SIDS? SIDS is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Some people call it crib death. By definition, it's the sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after thorough investigation by both physician and law enforcement.
SIDS is the most common cause of death in infants between the ages of one month and one year, affecting nearly one out of every 1,000 live births. There are 3,000 to 4,000 SIDS deaths in the United States per year. Approximately one baby every two hours of the day and night dies of SIDS! There is no prevention for SIDS. There is currently no cure.
In those first few days after Daly passed away, we recall not much beyond despair, anger, and deep sadness. Daly was a beautiful 3 ½ month old baby, chubby-cheeked and thriving in every way. She was the light of our lives and the best part of us in every way. Having her ripped from us also meant having all hope ripped from us- for she was our future.
So, how do you move on after the death of a child? We never thought we would have to ask ourselves this question. Those who have lived through the loss of a child, know. The answer is hope. But after such a tragedy, where do you find hope?
As days turned to weeks, we had no sense of hope and felt as though we could not possibly survive the grief. But as unexpectedly as SIDS occurred, so did hope. Somehow, we found faith in each other, our family and friends. We came to the realization that those who love us would not only ensure our survival but also our revival. Hope came from the knowledge that in life, we have choices, despite not having any choice with SIDS. We CHOSE to have hope. We CHOSE to make an impact towards eradicating SIDS. No parent should outlive their child.
Since then, we have hosted the Daly Memorial Golf Tournament every year to raise funds for research. We are proud to say that we have raised close to $120,000.00. Thirteen years ago, the theories were numerous and unfocused. 2010 was a breakthrough year for SIDS research with the prevailing theory coming from the efforts of Dr. Hannah Kinney (Childrens Hospital Boston) with help from our own Dr. Henry Krous (Rady Children's Hospital San Diego). The findings from the study indicate we are closing in on a defect in the brainstem related to serotonin as a likely cause for SIDS.
Hope is a choice.
-Chip & Valerie Lindgren (SIDS Parents & SIDS Peer Counselors)
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A.G. works with the local San Diego chapters of First Candle and SIDS Alliance. These are groups dedicated to the advancement of infant health and survival. A.G. also supports the SDGIS (San Diego Guild for Infant Survival) their work is focused on improving education and support of local families who have suffered loss due to SIDS.
For more information on the research that this tournament supports see the article below. Dr. Henry Krous, Director of Pathology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego & Dr. Hannah Kinney, Children's Hospital-Boston in the prestigious JAMA (Journal American Medical Association) shed light into the possible underlying mechanism of SIDS. Both scientists are past recipients of Daly Memorial charitable funds and we are eternally grateful for your scientific research on the behalf of children worldwide.
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2012 Scientific article from our primary donors.
Brief findings from Back to Sleep campaign
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the profile of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) changed after the Back-to-Sleep (BTS) campaign initiation, document prevalence and patterns of multiple risks, and determine the age profile of risk factors.
METHODS: The San Diego SIDS/Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Research Project recorded risk factors for 568 SIDS deaths from 1991 to 2008 based upon standardized death scene investigations and autopsies. Risks were divided into intrinsic (eg, male gender) and extrinsic (eg, prone sleep).
RESULTS: Between 1991–1993 and 1996–2008, the percentage of SIDS infants found prone decreased from 84.0% to 48.5% (P < .001), bed-sharing increased from 19.2% to 37.9% (P < .001), especially among infants <2 months (29.0% vs 63.8%), prematurity rate increased from 20.0% to 29.0% (P = .05), whereas symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection decreased from 46.6% to 24.8% (P < .001). Ninety-nine percent of SIDS infants had at least 1 risk factor, 57% had at least 2 extrinsic and 1 intrinsic risk factor, and only 5% had no extrinsic risk. The average number of risks per SIDS infant did not change after initiation of the BTS campaign.
CONCLUSIONS: SIDS infants in the BTS era show more variation in risk factors. There was a consistently high prevalence of both intrinsic and especially extrinsic risks both before and during the Back-to-Sleep era. Risk reduction campaigns emphasizing the importance of avoiding multiple and simultaneous SIDS risks are essential to prevent SIDS, including among infants who may already be vulnerable.
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