The Team Taylor Family Fun Run is a 3-mile run through the beautiful streets of Arcadia in Phoenix, Arizona. 2023 will be the 11th annual Team Taylor 5k and will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Fun Run is open to all ages. Neighbors have run, walked, biked, scootered, and enjoyed this event in many different ways. The event is more than a run; it is a place for all people to meet and show their support, not only to the Cosmas family but also to other families that have suffered from this terrible tragedy called SIDS. This year, Team Taylor Family Fun Run will benefit Phoenix Children's Safe Sleep & Home Safety Program.
At 5 months old, Taylor Paige Cosmas went down for a nap and never woke up. The grief from losing their first born daughter fueled the motivation for Mark and Katie Cosmas to change their purpose and created Team Taylor to raise money for SIDS research so that no more families would have to go through the pain they endured. Katie and Mark dealt with their loss and endeavored to do something to remember Taylor by and to donate to SIDS in her name. They literally "run" towards curing the disease that took their daughter's life. Team Taylor was created in 2011 as a way to remember Taylor Paige Cosmas and raise funds for SIDS prevention and awareness. Thousands have run in races and over $1M has been raised for this important cause. This heartbreaking story fuels the motivation to make sure all babies see their first birthday.