Team Taylor Arcadia Family Fun Run
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At 5 months old, Taylor Paige Cosmas went down for a nap and neverwoke up. The grief from losing their first born daughter fueled the motivation for Mark and Katie Cosmas to change the purpose of their lives. Mark and Katie created Team Taylor to raise money for SIDS research so that no more families would have to go through the pain they endured. Katie and Mark dealt with their loss and endeavored to do somethingto remember Taylor by and to donate to SIDS in her name. They literally "run" towards curing the disease that took their daughter's life. Team Taylor was created in 2011 as a way to remember Taylor Paige Cosmas and raise funds for SIDS prevention and awareness. Thousands have run in races and hundreds of thousands have been raised for this important cause. This heartbreaking story fuels the motivation to makesure all babies see their first birthday.
Arcadia Family Fun Run
The Arcadia Family Fun Run is a 3-mile run through the beautiful streets
of Arcadia in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2018, the event will be the 6th annual
fun run and will take place on Sunday, April 22nd. The Fun Run is
open to all ages. Throughout the last six years neighbors have
run, walked, biked, scootered, and enjoyed this event in many diff erent ways. The event is more than a run; it is a place for all people to meet and show their support, not only to the Cosmas family but also to other families that have suffered from this terrible tragedy called SIDS.
In 2011 and 2012, Team Taylor ran at the 7th and 8th annual Pat’s Run, and we were the largest team at Pat’s Run, raising just under $31,000.00. In 2014, Katie and Mark formed a 501(c)(3) Foundation, Three Butterflies, to distribute the monies raised to the best and most active SIDS researchers in the country. The Team Taylor Arcadia Family Fun Run has raised more than $550,000 since 2013 to support the work of leading SIDS researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. This brings the total amount that Team Taylor has raised to over $575,000.
Team Taylor continues to work towards finding a cure. The research is close to finding a cause. We will continue to support research through detection and prevention phases and help provide families with a place to remember their babies who were taken too soon.
Katie O. Cosmas