In 2017, an otherwise healthy child, Vienna Carly Savino of Holmdel, died of something called Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. She was two and a half years old, and through the unimaginable grief, her mom Denise Wunderler knew she had to make the world more aware of SUDC.

So, as a result, Dr. Denise Wunderler, DO, FAOASM, founded 501 (c)(3) Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness, Inc.and co-founded the SUDC Coalition with the goal of raising awareness, education and research support for SUDC.

There have been so many wonderful events and people supporting this great cause over the years, and the most recent happened this past weekend when Team Vienna board member Brian Dragotto from Tinton Falls, took on the 4X4X48 challenge created by former Marine David Goggins, to raise awareness and funds for SUDC..

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Brian ran 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 straight hours, starting this past Friday night at 11:00pm.Lots of people cheered him on throughout the weekend at Thompson Park in Lincroft. He wound up running 48 miles in 48 hour.

Team Vienna Crowd
Denise Wunderler

The most he had ever run before was 12 miles. His amazing dedication and generosity led to over $4000 being raised  to go to Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness, with part of the proceeds being donated to Th e SUDC Coalition.

Brian Dragotto
photo, Denise Wunderler

To check out the recap video of this awesome event, please check out the Team Vienna For SUDC Awareness Facebook page.

This organization is truly a labor of love, and making the world more aware of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood is a worthy cause and certainly not an easy task. Please visit the Team Vienna website to learn more and find out what you can do to help. Thank you in advance.
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