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Walk For The Future

The 24th annual Walk for the Future will be held on Saturday August 26, 2023 in 7 locations across the state. Our annual walk is a statewide family event for SIDS and SUID families to meet or connect, communities to show support, and for each of us to remember and celebrate the lives of Iowa babies. This is an opportunity to support families while creating advocacy for SIDS, SUID and safe sleep. Funds raised at the annual walk are used for the daily operation of the Iowa SIDS Foundation, such as grief resources for newly bereaved Iowans, educational materials and presentations to Iowa healthcare and childcare providers, and to support SIDS/SUID research. 

Online registration is NOW OPEN. Register here. 

2023 Locations

  • Carroll
    • Swan Lake Education Center 22676 Swan Lake Dr. 
      • Registration 8:00am
      • Walk Time 9:00am
  • Cedar Rapids
    • Creekside Pavilion 4801 Golf St. NE
      • Registration 8:00am
      • Walk Time 9:00am
  • Dubuque 
    • Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Garden 3800 Arboretum Dr. 
      • Registration 8:00am
      • Walk Time 9:00am
  • Fort Dodge
    • Oleson Park Shelter 1400 Oleson Park Ave
      • Registration 10:30am
      • Walk Time 11:30am
  • Le Mars
    • LeMars Municipal Shelter House 813 Park Lane NE
      • Registration 8:30am
      • Walk Time 9:30am 
  • Urbandale (NEW central location!)
    • Walker Johnston Park Giovannetti Shelter 8900 Douglas Ave
      • Registration 9:30am
      • Walk Time 10:30am
  • Washington
    • Sunset Park Corner of W. Madison St. & Avenue D
      • Registration time 8:30am
      • Walk Time 10:00am

If you would like your baby's name included on the Walk shirts, a consent form is required. Fill out the parental consent form and mail to our office or scan and email to Forms are due by August 1, 2023 and must be completed by a parent or legal guardian. 

  • If you have provided a consent form in the past you do not need to send in a form again unless your wishes have changed. 
  • If your baby was on the shirt last year we have a form on file. Your baby will automatically be included this year. 
  • If you are unsure if we have a consent form on file for your baby or you would like to update your wishes and info, email


Help us make 2023 the best year yet! There are many ways to get involved. You can volunteer your time or skills, here's what we are looking for:

  • Volunteers to assist in planning at various locations
  • Assistance in securing silent auction and raffle items 
  • Corporate sponsorships
  • Volunteers to help facilitate Walk Day 

If you are interested in getting involved with a location near you contact If your business or a business you know is interested in becoming a corporate sponsor please contact us to discuss this opportunity! See below for sponsor benefits. 

• All Levels: All financial sponsors are recognized in our fall newsletter that has a circulation of over 950 families and professional providers. In addition, each sponsor will be acknowledged prior to the walk on our Foundation’s Social Media Pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

• BRONZE LEVEL- $250 and above: Your company name will be included in the walk registration (approximately 5000 distributed) and in state-wide news releases.

• SILVER LEVEL- $500 and above: Your company logo will be included in the walk registration and on the posters.

• GOLD LEVEL- $1000 and above: A company logo will appear in the walk registration, posters, and on the Walk t-shirts (1200 distributed statewide); we will also provide a link on our web site to your company web site.  Your company or business will be recognized on the Iowa SIDS Foundation’s social media pages prior to and after the Walk.