A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee hosts its annual Rock the Cradle fundraiser at Maryville College Alumni Gym on September 13, starting at 6 p.m. Musicians Laurel Wright and Smooth Groove headline the event. Proceeds from Rock the Cradle will fund education and awareness initiatives of the Safe Haven Law for women across Tennessee, informing them that an option exists for those who are pregnant and scared.

The mission of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee is to protect the most defenseless among us, newborn infants, by educating women and communities about safe, secret options under the Safe Haven Law. The law states that if an expectant mother is dealing with an unintended, unwanted or hidden pregnancy, the mother can safely and legally surrender her unharmed newborn of 3 days old or less to staff at any hospital, birthing center, community health clinic (health department), walk-in clinic, EMS facility, or fire or police station (staffed 24 hours) in Tennessee.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for children 12 and under. With your ticket, enjoy dinner from Sonny’s BBQ, served 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join in the bidding for silent auction items. Purchase tickets at Blount County Chamber of Commerce, The Daily Times and Sonny’s BBQ. For more information, call 254-2208.

Sponsors for Rock the Cradle are Blount Memorial Hospital, Campbell Tent & Party Rentals, GoTeez Clothing Company, WBIR-TV, B97.5, Sonny's BBQ, A Secret Safe Place for Newborns, Designsensory, Printedge, The Daily Times and Home Federal Bank.

Leading up to Rock the Cradle is another Secret Safe Place fundraising event, Links for Life, a golf tournament at Egwani Farms Golf Course on August 29 at 8:30 a.m. All golfers are encouraged to join in the fun. For more Links for Life information, call 865-254-2208 or visit the website event page of Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee.