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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 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 Park at 175 […]

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Announcing – Stillbirth Matters Podcast!

  Episode 1 – 0417 We are excited to announce our newest venture: a podcast! The “Stillbirth Matters” monthly podcast hosted by Chris Duffy will provide relevant information about stillbirth and pregnancy loss featuring experts from across the globe. Episode 1 of the “Stillbirth Matters” podcast features a Q&A with Star Legacy Foundation Executive Director, Lindsey […]

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The Memory of You

We received this music video from Minnesota musician Jason Matsch, who wrote and recorded the song “The Memory of You” after learning that his friends lost their daughter to a stillbirth. Jason says, “If you are moved by the song, please consider donating to the Star Legacy Foundation by visiting I am receiving no financial compensation for this song.” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What does it cost?

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Whenever a new idea is introduced into medicine, one of the first questions is – “How much will it cost?” This is frustrating to me because it gives the impression we are more worried about money than the health, life, and well-being of human beings.  However, I also understand […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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