The Ayers Children’s Medical Center Advisory Board, a committee of The Foundation, donated $10,000 to fund the purchase of 1,250 sleep sacks for the West Tennessee Healthcare Women’s Center.
Members of the advisory board presented one of the sleep sacks to Victoria and Dalton Swafford and their newborn on Thursday, April 6 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
“It was a special moment for members of the advisory board to present one of the sleep sacks to the Swafford family. Our hope is that by providing funding for these sleep sacks, we can save even one baby’s life.”
Heath Williams, Ayers Children's Medical Center Advisory Board Chair
According to the Tennessee Department of Health website, there were 115 infant sleep-related deaths in 2020 that were preventable. The majority of these were the result of “unsafe bedding or toys in the child’s sleep environment.”
The Ayers Children’s Medical Center Advisory Board is a group of Foundation volunteers from the community dedicated to fundraising and providing other support to Ayers Children’s Medical Center. The money donated was raised through The Foundation’s annual West Tennessee Invitational, organized by the advisory board.
The West Tennessee Invitational is June 9-11, 2023 at the Jackson Tennis Center. For more information on the tennis tournament, visit https://www.wthfoundation.org/events/west-tennessee-invitational.