Hail to Red Nose hero
BURLEIGH Heads counsellor Jan Bond was named a 2010 SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day Hero last week.
Mrs Bond was one of 20 hopefuls who were nominated for their work in infant safe sleeping and bereavement support.
She has provided bereavement support to Gold Coast families for eight years through SIDS and Kids and helped establish the Gold Coast Bereavement Support Group.
SIDS and Kids Queensland chief executive officer Janet Davis said a Red Nose Day Hero was a deserving accolade.
“Each of our six 2010 heroes has a unique story and is making vital contributions in the areas of infant safe sleeping and bereavement support,” Ms Davis said.
Winners were judged by a panel of industry professionals including Dr Peter Gray, Trish Wilson and Katherine Harvey.
Since the first Red Nose Day in 1988, SIDS and Kids has helped save the lives of an estimated 6500 babies through its safe sleeping education program and medical research into Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome.
Support services are available to anyone in Queensland who has suffered the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, under the age of six, regardless of the cause.