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April 20, 2017

Let’s Not Be Still 5K Run/Walk to be held on April 22nd

The New York Metro Chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation will be holding a Let’s Not Be Still! 5K run and two mile walk to raise money to support stillbirth and other perinatal loss education programs for local labor and delivery nurses and obstetricians on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. at North Hempstead Beach […]


March 10, 2017

After a Stillbirth, Tests Can Help Pinpoint the Cause

Stillbirth mother Eleni Michailidis, is a founding member of the New York Chapter of Star Legacy Foundation.  We are extremely grateful to Eleni and her husband for sharing their very personal story.  By Catherine Saint Louis of the New York Times – March 9, 2017 Some 26,000 women in the United States give birth to […]


March 9, 2017

Stillbirth Tax Exemption Legislation Unanimously Passes in North Dakota

State Senate members unanimously approved a stillbirth tax exemption for those who endured a stillborn death. A bill will allow those dozens of North Dakotans on average per year to claim a tax exemption to ease the fiscal cost of such an experience. House Bill 1239 passed 47-0 without and floor debate; the bill passed […]


February 7, 2017

Brooklyn Beauty Queen Shares Personal Pain to Raise Stillbirth Awareness

By Leslie Albrecht | June 26, 2015 10:28am | Updated on June 29, 2015 8:34am PARK SLOPE — A Brooklyn beauty queen is using her moment in the spotlight to bring attention to something no one wants to talk about: stillbirth. Marjorie Vail, Mrs. New York International 2015, lost her firstborn child in the delivery room 10 […]


26 miles. 26 stillborn babies honored by N.Y. firefighter

by Natalie DiBlasio , USA TODAY Published 6:34 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2016 | Updated 7:21 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2016 “This is for my Janey.” Mile 26 of Sunday’s New York City Marathon meant something special for FDNY Lt. Mark Donohue. This mile, like the 25 before it, was dedicated to a stillborn baby. But unlike […]


FDNY firefighter to run NYC marathon for stillborn daughter

By Gina Daidone and Shawn Cohen October 31, 2016 * New York Post FDNY Lt. Mark Donohue will be thinking about something much more important than his time while running the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. Donohue, 37, is competing in memory of his stillborn daughter, Jane, in the hopes he raises awareness […]


February 3, 2017

Can an overdue pregnancy raise the risk of stillbirth?

It’s a shock to learn that five babies a day are stillborn in Australia – yet if we could bring ourselves to talk about stillbirth and how to prevent it maybe that number will drop. When my own daughter was pregnant recently, no one mentioned stillbirth – until she was more than a week overdue and resisting […]


Pregnancy belt created by Canadian med student to save babies

Low-cost belt could lower risk of low birth weight, stillbirths in developing countries Allan Kember, a medical student from Summerside, P.E.I., has developed a pregnancy belt to help prevent low-weight babies and stillbirths in developing countries. (Allan Kember) A pregnancy belt designed by a medical student from Summerside, P.E.I., may prove an inexpensive solution to […]


January 26, 2017

4th Annual Let’s Not Be Still Run/Walk

Watch KARE 11’s Pat Evans television interview with Chris Duffy. GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn–The Star Legacy Foundation, an Eden Prairie-based national nonprofit dedicated to stillbirth research, education, advocacy and awareness, will hold the 4th Annual Let’s Not Be Still! Pregnancy & Infant Loss Run/Walk on Saturday, September 24 at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie. This […]


January 23, 2017

Minnesota parents want state to research stillborn problem

Advocates want state to explore the poorly understood problem of stillbirths and its underlying causes.  By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune APRIL 17, 2015 As the anesthesia wore off, Amanda Duffy kept her eyes shut. Before being sedated for an emergency Caesarean section, she had learned her baby had no identifiable heartbeat and only glimmers of brain […]


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