About Us

Annually, 3,200 Australian families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child. This has to stop. Through world-class research, advocacy and education we passionately believe we can put an end to this.

Red Nose relies on the generosity of the community through Red Nose Day and other fundraising events, and our partnerships with small businesses and corporations. Our Grief and Loss services and Indigenous programs are partly funded by Commonwealth and State Governments.

Last modified: 21/3/17


The Sudden Infant Death Research Foundation Inc., now known as Red Nose, was founded by Kaarene Noelle Fitzgerald AC in 1977 following the death of her son Glenn to SIDS.

Our Partners

Every year 3,200 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child. This has to stop. Red Nose acknowledges the support we receive from our partners in helping us to fund our education, support services and research programs.

The Board

The Red Nose board is made up of a group of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to help Red Nose achieve its mission.