The Nurses for Newborns Foundation’s 3rd Annual Barrelrollman Organization Roll-Off took place Saturday November 9, 2013 on Art Hill, Forest Park. Barrelrollman.com sponsored the program. Registration began at 11:00 AM, and the roll was set for 1:00 PM. Event staff used many tactics to get people to join the roll number and help set the Guinness world record for most people somersaulting down a hill at one time. As a result, they surpassed their goal and reached a total of 836 people somersaulting down a hill simultaneously.
Nurses for Newborns Foundation has a mission is to: “provide a safety net for families most at risk; to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through home based programs that provide education, healthcare and positive parenting skills. Nurses for Newborns was founded in 1991. It became a 501(c)3 organization in 1992”.
The agency is involved in nurse home visitations. “It has programs that serve teen moms, moms that are mentally or physically challenged, infants that are sick, and general population families that are in need. In addition to the medical component of the programs it assists families in getting connected with any additional medical, social or government services necessary. It maintains a donation bank with clothes, toys, diapers, blankets, car seats, baby beds and formula for its families that are in need.”