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Titans, Nurses for Newborns to Host 'Community Baby Shower' Sunday at LP Field

Posted Sep 19, 2011

The Titans are teaming up with Nurses for Newborns for their annual "Community Baby Shower" this Sunday at LP Field.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the Titans take on the Denver Broncos at LP Field this Sunday, Sept. 24th at 12:00 p.m., they are asking fans to once again help support their annual stadium drives for area charities.  This week, the Titans are teaming up with Nurses for Newborns Foundation (NFN) for their Annual Community Baby Shower Drive at LP Field. 

The collection of baby items will take place prior to the start of the game beginning at 10:00 a.m. and end at kickoff.  Nurses for Newborns will have volunteers stationed at the seven charity drop sites around LP Field to collect donations. 

Titans’ fans attending the game are asked to bring selected baby items to help mothers in need throughout Middle Tennessee.  The baby items most needed include: 

• Baby Wipes
• Diapers (sizes 2-3-4)
• Stage 1 Baby Food 

Nurses for Newborns Foundation of Tennessee was founded in October 2001 by former Titans player Fred Miller and his wife, Kim, who went on to play for the Chicago Bears before retiring.  The Millers gave nearly $2 million dollars to the program, believed to be the largest gift ever given by an NFL player to a non-profit at that time.  The Tennessee Titans are proud to continue the work of Kim and Fred by helping raise awareness in the community and bringing hope to at-risk babies and their families through the drive. 

Nurses for Newborns provides home visits to at-risk babies and their families across Middle Tennessee and Clarksville, including the Ft. Campbell area, serving families with medically fragile babies, teen parents and moms with mental or physical disabilities trying their best to care for their infant.

“We are so grateful for the occasional diapers our nurse brings to us,” said anonymous Nurses for Newborns client.  “When faced with the decision to pay bills or buy food and diapers, Nurses for Newborns is our lifesaver.”

Joining the Titans again this year as game day charity drive partners is American Paper & Twine, a business partner with the Titans.  American Paper & Twine will provide trucks and drivers to collect and then deliver items for all of the charity drives, eliminating the costs and services previously incurred by the individual charities.

About Nurses for Newborns:   Nurses for Newborns registered nurses make home visits to provide health-care assessments, education and positive parenting skills in effort to prevent infant mortality and child abuse/neglect. Services are provided to new and pregnant mothers and continue through the child's second birthday.  They currently serve seven Middle Tennessee counties: Sumner, Robertson, Davidson, Maury, Williamson, Rutherford and Montgomery.  For more information, visit www.nfnf.org.

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