IRIS celebrates 25 years in Faribault
By Brenda Ward
Northfield News
July 6, 2012


Infants Remembered In Silence Inc. (IRIS) will be holding an Open House in honor of its 25th anniversary. The celebration will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the IRIS center, 112 Third St. N.E., Faribault.

IRIS was founded in 1987, is a 501c3 Non-profit organization based in Faribault, and offers parents, family, friends, and professionals support, education, and resources on the death of a child during all stages of pregnancy, from stillbirth, premature birth, neo-natal death, sudden infant death (SIDS), birth defects, illness, accidents, and all other types of infant and early childhood death.

"It's hard to believe that IRIS has been around for 25 years and harder still to believe that we have worked over 90,000 people during that time," said Diana Sundwall, IRIS founder and executive director. "We would love to be able to show off our new location and we would also like to publicly say thank you to all of the volunteers who helped us during our recent move. We hope that everyone will all be able to stop in for cookies and punch on the 10th."

IRIS volunteers work with 6,000 - 7,000 bereaved parents and family members each year. Services are provided free of charge to parents who live in, deliver in, or bury a child within Dodge, Goodhue, LeSueur, Rice, Steele, and Waseca Counties.

For more information, visit or call 507-334-4748.