Block party set to take over Desiard Street in honor of Zoey Renee Project
When new life is brought into the earth, some may be unaware of the possible health complications babies can face that can turn from mild, severe, or deadly.
Lindsey Gregory from Louisiana Luna Chicks and Stephen Carroll from 318 Swampers are bringing awareness to SIDS by having a block party fundraiser on Desieird Street in honor of Zoey Renee.
Zoey Renee lost her baby to SIDS at 42-days-old. According to mayoclinic.org, (SIDS) Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. Approximately 2,500 infants die of SIDS every year in the U.S., making it the third leading cause of infant mortality according to national studies.
After Renee had lost her baby, she started the Zoey Renee project. Lindsey Gregory says the project helps find ways of providing baby monitors for families who can’t afford them. They also assist families on how to use them.
The block party will have live music, face painting, cornhole tournament and chicken wing cook-off. 2Dudes will be donating 10% of their profits to the Zoey Renee project.
The block party will be held on DeSiard Street from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. To register for a booth, contact the Radio People at 318 388-2323.