MAW’s Cause Foundation is dedicated to helping the fight against SIDS and SUDC through community awareness, support and fundraising for research.

MAW’s Cause was founded in 2017 by the Weaver family after losing their son Mason Archer Weaver to SIDS at 4 months.

Mason was a healthy infant, who went down for a nap and never woke up. He had never been sick, showed no signs of an underlying issue and his parents did everything they could to ensure he was healthy throughout the pregnancy and life. No cause was determined after a thorough autopsy and police investigation. His family decided to start MAW’s Cause in his honor so that other families would not have to face this tragedy.

Over 3000 infants die each year from SIDS, the leading cause of infant death in the United States. Our mission is to educate parents on the ways to reduce the risk and potential cause of SIDS, build awareness throughout the Knoxville community and raise funds for continued research at two leading programs.

Upcoming Events

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    Golf Scramble at Willow Creek Golf Course

    Willow Creek Golf Course • Knoxville, TN

    Join us for our fourth annual Golf Scramble Against SIDS on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023. Open to all skill levels.

    Registration at 7:45am
    Shotgun start at 8:30am
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    Moving For Mason 5K Run/Walk

    In front of Norris Middle School, Norris TN

    Join us in-person or virtually this year for our annual 5k run/walk!

    October 23 • Virtual Race!
    Three ways to participate this year:
    5K Timed Walk/Run (Course has hills)
    1K Fun Walk (Flat course)
    Virtual 5K  (Join from your location)

How you can help



Volunteer to help with our events and fundraising. We’d love your help.



We are currently looking for sponsors for our upcoming events. Contact us if you’re interested!


Give A Donation


Donations made will go to support research and community awareness of SIDS and SUDC.

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