Category Archives: Mission

Newborn Screening Awareness Month 2015!

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  Newborn Screening Awareness Month is here and we have some great things planned for the month! Every day you’ll find new facts, family stories and information to share on social media. We have an entire photo album of profile … Continue reading




Register Today for the First Annual SBTS Virtual 5k!

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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 walk … 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




SBTS: Packets for Parents Program

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Save Babies Through Screening Foundation’s Packets for Parents program provides free supplemental screening packets to families in need.  This year, the importance of this resource for families was highlighted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Series ‘Deadly Delays‘ which brought to … Continue reading




SBTS Board Member Kelly Jellin Gives Speech at Stanford for the Association of Auxiliaries for Children

By Kelly




Lucas and I recently gave a speech at Stanford for the Association of Auxiliaries for Children.  The association raised about $4,800,000 for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.  They donate blankets, quilts, distribute food, read to children, and volunteer many hours … Continue reading




SBTS Advisor Ruth Caruthers Advocates for Babies

By Laura Larks




If you would have asked me three years ago if I thought I would be traveling to advocate newborn screening, I would have laughed. “Nahhhh”, I would have said, “I’m not important enough to do that.”  Yet here I am. … Continue reading




Save Babies Through Screening Foundation Welcomes Ruth Caruthers as an Advisor to its Board of Directors

By Laura Larks




Ruth Caruthers became an advocate for CHD and pulse ox screening after the death of her three month old son, Corbin, due to complications from heart defects. Less then a year after his passing, Ruth helped pass Corbin’s Bill, requiring … Continue reading




DACHDNC Meeting – Day 2 – September 20, 2013

By Laura Larks




Today was day two of the quarterly meeting of the Discretionary Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children. I have to admit, my attention span was a bit scattered today. I gave my public comment on my son … Continue reading




DACHDNC Meeting – Day 1 – September 19, 2013

By Laura Larks




Discretionary Advisory Committee for Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children September 2013 Meeting I’m a board member for the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation. We all serve the group in many ways, and one of my favorite things to do … Continue reading




The Art of Fighting: An Event to Honor James

By Laura Larks




My name is Ian.  I love drawing, I love video games, and more than anything else, I love my son, James. James was due on Christmas Day, 2011, but thought he’d take everyone by surprise and arrive a week early, … Continue reading