CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- First Lady Cathy Justice will attend Our Babies: Safe and Sound: Let’s Talk About Infant Safe Sleep Event to read a proclamation from Governor Jim Justice declaring September as Infant Safe Sleep Month in West Virginia.
Our Babies: Safe and Sound is an educational campaign serving infants under a year old, through providing support to parents, caregivers, expectant parents, and professionals working with young infants. The organization provides information and tips on ways to keep babies safe while sleeping, along with offering suggestions on how to remain calm when the infant in your care cries.
The goal of the campaign is to help prevent injury and death in infants because West Virginia has a high infant mortality rate. Our Babies: Safe and Sound has expanded to include every hospital in West Virginia.
The campaign was first championed by Former First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin in 2013. First Lady Justice thinks it is important to support this program. She and the Governor welcomed their first grandchild last December.
The event will start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and conclude at 12:30 p.m., with First Lady Justice presenting the proclamation. The event location is at Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston.
To learn more about the Our Babies: Safe and Sound Initiative please visit the Safe and Sound website.