Young Carter Lane McCord of Monette was born Dec. 21, 2000, and was a victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on Feb. 12, 2001.
Carter is the son of James Paul and Katy J.P. McCord of Monette. His grandparents are Ronnie and Sharon McCord, of Monette, Susan Hamrick, of Senath, and Mike Hamrick, of Hornersville. His twin brother Conner James, will soon be 3 years old. Conner has a younger brother, Seth Harrison, who will be 2 Nov. 16.
Conner rode in the Kennett parade on Sept. 23, representing his brother, Carter, and will again be featured in the SIDS parade on Oct. 11 in Senath.
The 5-K (three mile) "Get There" event will be non-motorized, allowing strollers, backpackers, wagons, wheelbarrows, etc. and go from the Senath Church of Christ parking lot to the Beech Corner bridge and back.
Sponsoring teams are encouraged, but not mandatory, and can consist of as many people as wanted. Entry fees will be whatever amount can be gathered in donations from family, friends and businesses. Entry donations can be sent to SHHS Teens for Christ, c/o Susan Hamrick, P.O. Box 370, Senath, Mo. 63876, or be turned in upon arrival on Oct. 11.
Door prizes and drawings will be held during the event. Some prizes to be awarded will be a microwave, television, $50 savings bond, and ceramic angel.
The Gospel String Band of Monette will perform at the event. Band participants include Rev. Captain Lovell, Ronnie McCord, Jason Stewart, Kevin Stewart and Mark Hurst. Revis Stewart works as the sound technician for the group. Ronnie McCord has written a special song, which he will perform at the event, dedicated to his grandson Carter.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the SIDS Foundation to help with research and prevention. SIDS is now the major cause of death in infants from 1 month to 1 year of age, with most deaths occurring between 2 and 4 months of age. SIDS is sudden and silent, and can happen to seemingly healthy babies.Unfortunately the first symptom of SIDS is death. The infant death, due to SIDS, leaves unanswered questions and causes grief for parents and families.