Jeff and Michelle Green are planning on partnering with the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) for the NASCAR Busch Series event at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte.

Green and his wife, Michelle, have personal experience with the wonderful things CMN provides to families in need. Because of their experience with the organization, the Green's with Nestl? USA's assistance, wanted to do something positive for sick and injured children in the Carolinas.

The Green's were godparents to a child, Connor Biggs, son of Doug "Virgil" and Debbie Biggs. Jeff and Doug worked together at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in 1995 and became great friends over the past five years. The Biggs' son, Connor, was born prematurely on December 23, 2000, and needed the high-tech support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

His lungs were underdeveloped and he needed a ventilator to help him breathe. The ventilator, along with the warming bed, isolette and various monitors, made for quite an expensive environment. Connor was relying on over $80,000 worth of equipment to help him live. Equipment like Connor's is made possible by CMN.
Although Connor fought hard to overcome his medical obstacles, his tiny body just wasn't strong enough. He passed away on April 16, 2001 due to complications from his premature birth.

To pay tribute to Connor's memory, the Green's and Nestl? USA are planning on donating $25 for every lap (with a minimum of $5,000) that Jeff completes at the CarQuest Auto Parts 300 NBS event at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 26, 2001. In addition, a Children's Miracle Network decal in memory of Connor Biggs will be placed on the No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus for the event.

"I've participated in many different charity events over my lifetime, but this one is especially close to my heart," said Green. "My wife and I have not been blessed with a child and being godparents to Connor was such an honour. When he passed away, it broke our hearts. We just wanted to do something for the Children's Miracle Network to show our appreciation for everything they did for Connor. We also want to thank Nestl? for showing their support for this cause that is very important to my family. We know they are involved in other charitable activities and they have stepped up to the plate to help in this cause."

Because of support from people like the Green's and Nestl? USA, CMN can ensure that even the tiniest of babies have access to the best equipment possible.

Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is a non-profit organization established to provide children access to quality healthcare. More than 170 benefiting hospitals throughout the United States and Canada treat over 12 million children annually. Locally, they treated over 15,000 pediatric inpatients and over 100,000 outpatients last year at the following hospitals: The Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, University Hospital and Mercy Hospital South.