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Mar 14, 2023

Vienna’s Walk 4 International SUDC Awareness Coming to Bell Works

To mark Vienna’s eighth heavenly birthday on Jan. 19, Bell Works lit its 60-foot iconic tower hot pink, her favorite color.

Team Vienna is hosting another event at Bell Works in Holmdel. Vienna’s Walk 4 International SUDC Awareness is being held indoors within the beautiful, naturally lit walking space on Saturday, May 20 at 9 am. It coincides with the sixth annual Vienna’s Day of International SUDC Awareness, where supporters from around the globe help Vienna’s family educate the world about SUDC, while honoring their youngest daughter. 

In 2017, healthy Vienna Carly Savino tragically died at the age of 2. She fell asleep while watching TV at home in Holmdel and stopped breathing. Her death was categorized as Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). SUDC is a category of death in kids 1 to 18 years old, where the unexpected death is still unexplained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy, medical record review and death scene investigation. 

Dr. Denise Wunderler, DO, FAOASM, Vienna’s mother, founded 501(c)3 nonprofit Team Vienna 4 SUDC Awareness Inc. and co-founded The SUDC Coalition. She, her family and Team Vienna work hard to remember Vienna in unique ways, while raising funds for research and educating the world about SUDC, a virtually unknown entity in the medical community. 

As always, special Vienna roses and swag bags will be given away. Incredible Soundz Entertainment will be supplying the upbeat walking music, Mike and Sam will be playing acoustic guitars, and Waffle Cabin NJ will be supplying the delicious waffles for registered walkers. OasisVRX will be offering virtual reality deals, including 30 minutes for $20.

Participants gather during the 2019 Vienna’s Walk at Bell Works. Photo by George Mazzeo

Vienna’s Walk will raise much-needed funds for Vienna’s documentary film. There will be on-site filming during the walk. The goal is to continue to share her story around the world while educating about SUDC, to inspire research and discussion about this unknown medical tragedy – ultimately to uncover causes and prevent this from happening to other families. 

“The devastation this kind of tragedy causes a family is immeasurable and infinite. We feel her loss every single day,” Wunderler stated. “I would like Vienna to always be remembered and to draw more attention to her story and SUDC. We are so thankful for all the support and love from the Holmdel community and beyond.”

To mark Vienna’s eighth heavenly birthday on Jan. 19, Bell Works lit its 60-foot iconic tower hot pink, her favorite color, for the third consecutive year.

To sponsor Vienna’s Walk, register and learn more, visit