Our goal is to help kids experience the same joy through music that Drew experienced.
Our mission is to celebrate the life of Drew Joseph Boswell by providing musical instruments to children, expose them to local musicians, and support clinical research into SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood).
Immediately following Drew’s memorial we were put in touch with Sudden Unexplained Death in Children (SUDC) Program. SUDC is a community of over 1,000 affected families, and is pioneering clinical research that may lead to determining the cause(s) and someday the prevention of these childhood deaths. The SUDC Foundation provides a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy, in addition to complimentary support to parents including the services of a LCSW. All research is privately funded and expanding: A study is currently underway at the NYU Langone Medical Center with the ultimate goal of determining what is causing these beautiful and healthy children to pass away so suddenly.
Supporting SUDC research is one of the primary goals of Drew’s Tunes. There are SUDC parents all over the world whose healthy, happy, children slipped away with no warning or reason. We will not rest until no family has to experience such an unfathomable loss.
What We've Achieved
Thousands of children have benefitted from the musical resources (instruments, classes and performances) provided by Drew’s Tunes.
Over $50,000 was donated to Anna’s Arts for Kids. These funds allowed Anna’s Arts to host a music summer camp, help fund multiple After School Programs and hire an experienced vocal coach.
March has been proclaimed Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Awareness Month for the last four years in Louisiana. In 2017 43 states total across the country recognized March 2018 and SUDC with the same proclamation because of the work of Drew’s Tunes. A SUDC Banner that is currently circling the world will be at the event (https://sudc.org/advocacy/legislative-policy-and-advocacy/us-state-
Over $200,000 has been donated to support music education for children and research for SUDC, with the majority impacting NOLA children. This includes $40,000 donated towards SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) research.
Over 2,000 instruments have been purchased and donated to local music programs.