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Annual 'Biking for Barrett' event held in Jacksonville

Posted April 24

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— Hundreds of people turned out to support Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research and awareness Sunday afternoon at an event inspired by a North Carolina family.

Katie and Trent Tallman’s lives changed forever due to SIDS in March of 2012. Thier 6-month-old son, Barrett Edward Tallman, died from the disease on March 15.

After their son’s death, the Tallmans created “Biking for Barrett” to raise awareness and money for SIDS research.

On Sunday, about 400 people rode bikes or donated in the 4th annual fundraiser in Jacksonville, N.C.

Since the inaugural “Biking for Barrett,” the event has raised over $110,000. This year, the event has raised $15,000.

The Barrett Edward Tallman Memorial Endowment Fund is the official clinical support fund for Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

There are an estimated 4,000 cases of SIDS each year in the United States.

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