To bring attention to the cause, West Virginia's First Lady, Cathy Justice and Former First Lady, Joanne Tomblin joined medical professionals to honor Raleigh General Hospital Today. The hospital is part of a program called "Our Babies: Safe and Sound". It began as an educational tool to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of the way to put a baby to sleep. Their goal is to prevent infant deaths in West Virginia.
"Babies only sleep alone in the bed. No blankets, just completely by themselves; no bumper pads and this is something that we all aren't used to but it's really a great thing, and it's kind of hitting home with me right now because we're having our first grand child in December so I'm really into it and wanting to help First Lady Tomblin and she's done a great job with this." First Lady, Cathy Justice, said.
More than 250 community partner organizations across West Virginia use free tools to help those who need proper education on what is safe sleep for babies.