Aden Lamps Foundation run/walk benefits local hospitals

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LA SALLE COUNTY - The Aden Lamps Foundation will host its 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk during the week of Sept. 4-11. This year, the walk/run will be virtual. Participants can choose to complete the walk/run at their location of choice.

Registration fee for adults is $20 and registration is open until Sept. 11. The cost for children ages 14 and under is $15. The fee includes a T-shirt for all ages and all children age 7 and under will receive a participation medal. There will be two male/female awards per age group for those who submit their time and qualify for an award. Tickets for raffle baskets can be purchased in person at a location/time TBD. T-shirts and medals will be mailed or delivered after Sept. 11.

The Aden Lamps Foundation helps spread awareness for SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths). The Foundation was started in 2014 by Aden’s mother, Ashley Lamps, and since the inception, the foundation has been able to purchase 7,244 sleep sacks and over 5,000 safe sleep board books, which are then donated to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and Peru, OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Morris Hospital, AMITA Health Bolingbrook, LaSalle County WIC, and other local organizations.

Every local newborn receives one of the sleep sack packages, with a retail value of approximately $25. The sleep sack package contains a reusable bag, a sleep sack (zip up wearable blanket), an infant board book, and safe sleep information. The mission of the Aden Lamps Foundation is to educate local families on the dangers of an unsafe sleeping environment for infants. The sleep sacks are a safer alternative to having loose blankets in the crib. Aden Lamps, son of Andy and Ashley Lamps, died in 2013 of a SUID at the age of 4-1/2 months.

For more information, contact Ashley Lamps at (815) 712-7701 or adenlampsfoundation@gmail.com.

Information can also be found at www.facebook.com/adenlampsfoundation or at www.safesleepforaden.org.