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How to Help Raise Awareness About Infertility

April 21, 2017
By Dr. Carolina Sueldo

This year National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW for short) will be the week of April 23-29, 2017. The NIAW movement was founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, whose mission is to unite all people struggling to build a family, the professionals, corporate partners, and the media to:

  • Enhance public understanding that infertility needs and deserves attention,
  • Ensure that people trying to build a family know the guidelines for seeing a specialist,
  • Educate lawmakers about how infertility impacts people in their state.

There is a huge need for infertility awareness in our community. RESOLVE offers some ideas on how you can be part of the movement and raise awareness in your community:

Rummage for RESOLVE. Free your mind and your home of clutter and raise money for RESOLVE. We’ve provided an easy check-list to help you have a successful rummage sale and fundraiser. Learn more HERE

Books help. Ask your library to set up a display of infertility/adoption related books and provided them with signs about National Infertility Awareness Week.

Host a movie screening.  RESOLVE has partnered with the documentary, VEGAS BABY and Tugg.com to bring screenings to your community.  This powerful film follows aspiring parents through the gamble of fertility treatments and the emotional, physical and financial costs they face.

Food and fun. Host a Dinner Party, Happy Hour or Benefit Night at a local restaurant: Invite those who have helped you during your infertility journey and others in your community to join together to raise awareness for the disease of infertility.  You can even set up a collection for RESOLVE donations in their name or ask them to help you support your favorite infertility charity.

Get Fit. Ask your yoga instructor or personal trainer for a donated class. Invite your friends to attend a special yoga/aerobics/step class donated by a trainer. Their admission fee of $20 becomes a donation, and the trainer gets the chance to build their client base. It’s a win-win for all.

Finally, always remember that at IVF FLORIDA we are here for you. Reach out to your physician or team to find out more about ways to get involved.

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