St. Joseph Family Hosts Car Show, Raises Awareness About Infant Deaths

Published 04/26 2014 10:39PM

Updated 04/26 2014 10:50PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The death of a St. Joseph boy encouraged his parents to help find a cure in what's considered the leading cause of death among infants.

Late last year, Mike and Hanna Wilson lost their 2-month-old son, Huntley, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

They hosted a car show Saturday afternoon to honor their son, and contribute to the fight against it.

Thousands of babies die of SIDS each year in the United States, and the Wilsons want parents to be aware.

"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is when a child, under the age of 1, passes away in their sleep. And, the awareness part is, safe, sleep practice," said Hannah Wilson, Huntley's mom.

Money from the car show will go to the CJ Foundation, a non-profit organization working to find a cure for SIDS.

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