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

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.

Recent News


SIDS RESEARCH CONFIRMS CHANGES IN BABIES’ BRAIN CHEMISTRY University of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In the first study of its kind looking at babies outside the United States, researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School investigated 41 cases of SIDS

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Three Life Lessons I’ve Learned Through The Death Of My Son

Death has a funny way of teaching us about life and love. The early days of my grief were filled with questions, sorrow, and bitterness.  Four years later, I am able to pick out some life lessons I’ve learned through the death of my son.  Let’s face it, I’d rather have him here than to

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SIDS Due to Accidental Suffocations Rises Sharply

Risk increases as more parents share beds with infants In the 1990s, child safety experts launched a nationwide effort to save babies from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It appeared to work, as the number of SIDS cases dropped significantly. Unfortunately, that trend is now heading in the opposite direction. According to a new report, the

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