Step Up for KIDS

Wed April 1 - Sat June 6 Wichita, KS 67203 US Directions
Step Up for KIDS is VIRTUAL

Dear Friends of the Network:

The Step Up for KIDS committee decided the safest course of action is to shift Step Up 2020 sponsored by Associates in Women’s Health to a fully VIRTUAL EVENT. While we are all saddened and deeply sorry for this inconvenience, we are excited to invite you to join us VIRTUALLY!

What this means is you, as a Step Up registrant, will be able to participate in Step Up 2020 within the comforts of your own neighborhood.

Here’s how Step Up for KIDS VIRTUAL works.


5K will look like this:

  1. Your registration will be automatically moved to the virtual run/walk/jog category.

  2. Run/Walk/Jog any 5K course of your choosing.

  3. Run/Walk/Jog anytime from now thru June 6.

  4. You DO NOT need a bib#, your name and/or email will identify you.

  5. Post a photo of yourself using hashtag #stepup to Christy Schunn KIDS/Twitter/Instagram or email when you are finished.

  6. Your Step Up shirt will be available via:

  7. KIDS Network Drive Thru the week of June 8-12 (call us and we’ll deliver the packet to your car) or packets will be mailed to out of town participants at the address signed up with.


Memorial Release will look like this:

KIDS Network will upload a video of the memorial release as each infant name is read. If you would like your infant’s name and photo displayed during the release, please send the name and photo (if we don’t have one) of your infant to Christy Schunn KIDS via messenger or email You can check the KIDS Network Memorial Website to ensure we have a photo of your child.


Door prizes will look like this:

KIDS Network will randomly select the winners and mail the prize to the address signed up with.


We also want to give a shout out to the dozens of volunteers who signed up...THANK YOU! If you’d like to join us VIRTUALLY there is still time to sign up for Step Up! Register by May 13, 2020 to be guaranteed a Step Up T-shirt.


The Step Up committee and KIDS Network are grateful to the following key sponsors: Associates in Women's Health, Kansas Safety Training Center, Tanna Petersen Family, Textron, Conco Construction, Luke Steinle Family, American Commercial & Residential Services, Karen and Dennis Hahn, Joshua McNeely Family, Maxton Burkey Family, QuikTrip and to the 2020 Ambassador Family, Jill and Dave Nelson in memory of their son, Luke David Nelson.


Please follow KIDS Network on social media via: KIDS Network, Inc., Christy Schunn KIDS, Twitter and Instagram.


On behalf of the Step Up for KIDS committee, thank you for helping make Step Up for KIDS 2020 memorable. We look forward to a creative and meaningful experience until we can gather again next year.


Be safe,

Christy Schunn, LSCSW

KIDS Network Executive Director



Old Cowtown Museum
1865 W. Museum Blvd.
Wichita, KS US 67203

The mission of the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network is to serve those who are or may be touched by the tragedy of infant death or SIDS by providing supportive services, community education, professional training and support of associated research.

The KIDS Network’s strategy is to reduce infant mortality by collaborating with statewide initiatives to address prematurity, congenital defects, stillbirth and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This is achieved through multiple innovative initiatives, including: Safe Sleep Community Baby Showers; Cribs for Kids; Safe-sleep education for new and expectant parents via hospital, home visit, or birthing center; and safe-sleep training for healthcare and child care providers.

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