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First Lady Takes ‘Be Best' Campaign To Vanderbilt

Posted: 5:56 AM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-25 07:42:35-04
First Lady Taking ‘Be Best' Campaign To Vandy
First Lady Taking ‘Be Best' Campaign To Vandy

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.