NURSES FOR NEWBORNS
At this week's Titans-Dolphins game, fans are asked to participate in the annual Nurses for Newborns Drive. The most needed items are diapers, wipes, bottles, sippy cups, formula, blankets, electrolyte solution, clothing, infant Tylenol or Motrin, infant thermometers and saline nose drops. Several collection sites will be positioned outside of Nissan Stadium before the game.
Nurses for Newborns provides a safety net for at-risk mothers in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education and positive parenting skills. In addition to medical care, Nurses for Newborns assists economically disadvantaged and at-risk families by donating diapers, formula, baby food, bedding and other essentials. Families may receive the organization's services for up to two years at no cost.
Former Titans offensive lineman Fred Miller, and his wife, Kim, launched Nurses for Newborns' efforts in Middle Tennessee in 2001.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS GAME
Additionally this week, the Titans will host a total of 75 survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, including 40 women from Thistle Farms/Magdalene House and 35 women from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.
The 40 women from Thistle Farms will help form the fan tunnel for players introductions during pregame.
Both organizations will be recognized in a special presentation on the field during the game.