NEDC 800th Baby Celebration

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The National Embryo Donation Center will host a celebration Saturday, June 8 to mark a special milestone. Earlier this year, Sean and Liz Baley welcomed Annaliese into the world. She was the 800th successful birth to come about as a result of the NEDC's embryo donation and adoption program.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: NEDC 800th Baby Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue in Knoxville

As a way of celebrating Annaliese and all NEDC children, embryo donation and adoption families from across the country will gather on this special day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville. Between 250 and 300 people are registered to attend.

A brief ceremony will be held from approximately 11:00 to 11:30, during which attendees are scheduled to hear from Congressman Tim Burchett, NEDC President & Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Keenan and Christian Medical & Dental Associations CEO Dr. David Stevens, who was a co-founder of the NEDC.

Media coverage of this event is welcome. If possible, journalists should contact NEDC Marketing & Development Director Mark Mellinger (contact info above) in advance to advise of possible coverage plans.

Special thanks to these sponsors: The National Fertility Support Center, Bank of Tennessee, Bethany Christian Services of East Tennessee and Chick-fil-A of West Knoxville.

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ABOUT THE NEDC

Since opening in 2003, the faith-based National Embryo Donation Center has become the leading comprehensive embryo donation program in the U.S., with more births through embryo donation than any other program. Its dual purpose is to protect the lives and dignity of frozen embryos and to help aspiring parents have the families they have longed for via donated embryos.

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SOURCE National Embryo Donation Center

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