STAR Awards

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Star Awards are offered by Star Legacy Foundation to honor the efforts of individuals among us who are working diligently for stillbirth prevention and care.  Honorees are recognized for efforts in the 5 pillars of the Star Legacy Foundation mission:   Research, Education, Awareness, Advocacy, and Family Support. 

All nominees will be recognized and the 2019 Star Awards will be presented at Star Legacy Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Dinner on June 19, 2019 in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

Nominations were accepted until April 15, 2019.  Public online voting will be open from May 1 – June 1, 2019. 

Please help us thank the amazing people around the United States who are working so hard for babies and families!

Star Legacy Foundation will recognize individuals that are making a difference regarding pregnancy & infant loss issues with its Star Awards. The awards will be given in the areas of our mission pillars:



The awards will be presented during the Wednesday evening 15th Anniversary Dinner of the Stillbirth Summit on June 19, 2019 in Bloomington, MN.


Nominees are individuals recognized for making a contribution to stillbirth prevention and care. A description of each award is described below.  Nominees can be individuals who positively impacts the issues surrounding stillbirth. Individuals are nominated by the community and selected by a combination of Foundation screening and public voting.

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Online voting will occur May 1, 2019 to June 1, 2019


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Stillbirth RESEARCH Star Award

The recipient of this award will demonstrate dedication to stillbirth prevention or care of bereaved families. Their work will represent understanding of the issues important to families with preference given to those who engage in collaborative efforts and emerging ideas.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss EDUCATION Star Award

The recipient of this award has proven efforts in educating health professionals and/or expectant families about stillbirth prevention or care. Their work will reflect recent evidence and be aimed at improving outcomes for families.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss AWARENESS Star Award

The recipient of this award has been effective in bringing stillbirth out of the shadows. They have shown the ability to connect with our society to bring attention to the needs of the stillbirth community.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss ADVOCACY Star Award

The recipient of this award will have demonstrated results in affecting policies changes to improve the outcome for expectant families or the care received by bereaved families. Preference for efforts that address issues in the United States, include marginalized populations, and required collaboration.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss FAMILY SUPPORT Star Award

The recipient of this award will have led by example in creating environments helpful to grieving families. This individual will understand the various needs of those experiencing perinatal loss and implement practical methods to support these families.

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