First Lady Takes ‘Be Best' Campaign To Vanderbilt

Posted at 5:56 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 07:42:35-04

Melania Trump is going on the road to promote her "Be Best" campaign and her first stop was in Nashville. 

The first lady made a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday to promote the campaign. 

It was be her first domestic trip to highlight the initiative. Mrs. Trump participated in a discussion about babies born addicted to drugs, tour a neonatal intensive care unit and visit with patients. 

Mrs. Trump told doctors and other staff at the hospital that her passion "is to shine a light on the opioid crisis."

The first lady unveiled "Be Best" at the White House in May, saying it will focus on children's well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. 

She was hospitalized soon after the announcement following surgery to treat a kidney condition and spent several weeks out of the public eye recuperating before resuming a public schedule.