Shallow Water Blackout Awareness Month

For the past 3 years Vermont's Governors, Governor Schunlin for the first 2 and Governor Scott this year Proclaimed August as Shallow Water Blackout Awareness Month in Honor of Benjamin C. Haller.  This Proclamation will be requested each year going forward and each August the Foundation’s Shallow Water Blackout Awareness Campaign for the summer will be launched throughout the state.

We sincerely appreciate the Governor’s support, which enables us to expand our reach across the state and beyond as it relates to increasing the public’s awareness about the potential deadly effects of unsupervised prolonged breath-holding and underwater breath-holding games.