Running for life

David and Suzanne Kuuse, with sons Connor (4), Jonathon (6) and Riley (9), will take part in the SIDS for Kids WA Sunshine Beach Run. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d414272
David and Suzanne Kuuse, with sons Connor (4), Jonathon (6) and Riley (9), will take part in the SIDS for Kids WA Sunshine Beach Run. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d414272

Greenwood mother-of-three Suzanne Kuuse became involved with SIDS and Kids WA in 2006 after the tragic losses of her stillborn twins and two miscarriages.

‘We’re really looking forward to doing the Sunshine Beach Run as a family this year because it’s our way of giving back to SIDS and Kids WA for their unwavering support,’ she said.

‘For us, SIDS and Kids WA has become part of our lives. My youngest son asks ‘are we going to SIDS today’ because he’s grown up coming to our counselling group.’

Mrs Kuuse also lost her 10-week-old nephew Declan in January to SIDS.

She said many people saw SIDS and Kids WA as helping only families grieving because of SIDS, but the organisation helped anyone affected by any childhood loss, including stillbirths and miscarriages.

Money raised through the run will support the charity’s new Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby campaign to be launched this year.

For details or to register for the Sunshine Beach Run at City Beach on March 16, visit www.sunshinebeachrun.com.au.