Author Archives: Laura Larks

Join us for the 1st Annual SBTS Virtual 5k Walk/Run!

By Laura Larks




To celebrate and raise awareness for Newborn Screening Awareness Month, we are hosting a virtual run/walk! Participation is simple: Register, use the summer months to get yourself ready, and then in September, pick a place and time and run or … Continue reading




The Clock is Ticking….

By Laura Larks




Years ago when the newborn screening system began, it all came into being because of time. Newborns needed to be screened for a baseline panel of illnesses, because waiting for the sick ones to become symptomatic before diagnosing them could … Continue reading




#GrouponSaysThanks to Save Babies Through Screening Foundation

By Laura Larks

Groupon Coupons is introducing #GrouponSaysThanks, a program to thank non-profits that impact their customers’ lives.  #GrouponSaysThanks has featured SBTS on their main website banner for the day, and in their blog! This is a great way for SBTS to raise … Continue reading

Canadians Celebrate Newborn Screening Awareness Month

By Laura Larks




September is a busy month for many families; it is back-to-school season after all. According to data from Statistics Canada, it is also one of the biggest months for births in the country! This makes September the perfect time for … Continue reading




SBTS welcomes Ruth Caruthers to its Board of Directors

By Laura Larks




Save Babies Through Screening (SBTS) is pleased to announce that Ruth Caruthers has been elected to its board of directors. Ruth began her advocacy work after her three month old son passed away from heart defects in 2011. Since his … Continue reading




Paddle For Kids: most anticipated paddle race event of the year

By Laura Larks




Event Date: May 24, 2014 Races start at 9a.m. City: Safety Harbor Event website: www.paddleforkids.com Location: Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Ln, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 Paddle For Kids is a waterfront festival featuring paddle race competitions for … Continue reading




Michelle Leeker Advocates for Newborn Screening

By Laura Larks




Michelle Leeker is the mother of Trevor Leeker (Krabbe Disease), Kansas Newborn Screening Advisory Council member, and Baby’s First Test 2013 Consumer Task Force Member.  In an effort to raise newborn screening awareness, she recently gave a presentation to her … Continue reading




MNAAP Lobby Day

By Laura Larks




Update from Minnesota! On the afternoon of March 26th, 2014, over 115 pediatricians, residents and medical students convened at the Minnesota Capital to speak with legislators about newborn screening and other issues important to child health.  This lobby day was organized by … Continue reading




Minnesota Newborn Screening Restoration Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee Vote

By Laura Larks




We are happy to share that the Minnesota Newborn Screening restoration bill passed the Minnesota State Senate Judiciary Committee last night! Many thanks to Senator John Marty, Stacy Nugent, Dr. Sue Berry and Korissa Olsen for their testimony in front … Continue reading




ACTION ALERT: Support MNAAP’s Efforts to Restore the Minnesota NBS Program

By Laura Larks




Please take a few minutes to read this information from Katherine Cairns, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents and organizations supporting MN Newborn Screening legislation— Thank you for your continued support and messages over … Continue reading