Posted on February 1, 2013
The Arizona Affiliate of RESOLVE is hosting its 5th annual Walk of Hope on March 23, 2013. Join us as we walk a 1.5 mile loop at Eldorado Park in Scottsdale Arizona. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9 a.m. There will be food and fun activities for the entire family.
Bring your friends and family to support you in your journey or to celebrate your family. Create a team and walk as a large group. To learn more about the event or to register, visit RESOLVE.
Posted on January 14, 2013
In Search of Fertility is an informative Internet Radio Talk show. Victoria is a great host. She recently interviewed me on infertility and prematurity. We talked about RESOLVE and the great resources available through RESOLVE’s support groups as well as all of the information available on RESOLVE’s website.
Victoria covers various aspects of infertility. Search her previous shows for a topic that might be relevant to your journey.
To hear the show visit Victoria’s Show.
Posted on September 26, 2012
The Family Act is family friendly legislation for those dealing with infertility. The Family Act is specifically for IVF treatments. If the Family Act was passed it would mean that couples who pay out-of-pocket fees for IVF treatment could get a tax benefit, similar to the adoption credit. To learn more about this legislation visit: RESOLVE
Posted on September 23, 2012
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Family Building Community
(McLean, VA, September 23, 2012) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce that Kelly Damron is being awarded the Hope Award for Service for her successful and long-time commitment to volunteering for the RESOLVE community. Damron will accept the award at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope Gala on October 2, 2012 at Guastavino’s in New York City. As the organization that supports and provides a voice for people diagnosed with infertility, RESOLVE established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers and the media who have demonstrated innovation and compassion to benefit people struggling with infertility.
Damron has been a long-time RESOLVE volunteer in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Damron’s efforts have brought RESOLVE’s mission to her community. She has served as a volunteer leader in Arizona, including offering support through a local peer support group, coordinating educational events, leading and organizing three Walk of Hope events for RESOLVE, and has been instrumental in fighting anti-family legislation in Arizona. She shared her personal experience and extensive research in the areas of infertility, premature babies, and pregnancy-related depression in her book, Tiny Toes: A Couple’s Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression.
“RESOLVE is delighted to recognize Kelly for her leadership and support of the infertility community,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s President. “The Night of Hope is a special opportunity to come together and thank all those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of the 7.3 million women and men in the U.S. facing infertility.”
The 15th Annual Night of Hope attracts more than 300 leaders and influencers in the family building community. Past Hope Award recipients include The TODAY Show, The View, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Church & Dwight, the makers of First Response®, and Dr. Alan DeCherney.
For press information in regard to covering the Night of Hope event, contact Diana Cummins at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Night of Hope, visit www.resolve.org/nightofhope.
RESOLVE gratefully acknowledges the 2012 Night of Hope Big Apple sponsors: Attain Fertility, EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, and Merck.
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.
Posted on April 2, 2012
The week of April 22-28 is National Infertility Awareness Week.
RESOLVEis working hard to help the general public understand the disease of infertility, which is commonly discounted as a life style issue instead of a true disease.
Through RESOLVE’s efforts they will ensure the public:
• understands that infertility is a disease that affects 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age;
• acknowledges that there are many ways to build a family;
• understands that the disease of infertility impacts the physical, emotional, and financial health of those who are facing it;
• and those diagnosed know when to seek the advice of a specialist.
If you have been diagnosed with infertility the best action you can take this week is to tell someone you know about your struggles. While it may be scary, it will be a relief to let them know. The challenge, however, will be their response. Some people will be able to support you and others will not. This is okay and allows you to depend on those who are willing to be there for you during your journey.
If you have survived your infertility journey, share your successes!
Visit RESOLVE for more information about events during NIAW. Share the resources with RESOLVE with others so that they can have a better understanding of what infertility is and how to help someone who has been diagnosed with the disease or who is struggling to build their family.
Posted on March 19, 2012
The 4th Annual RESOLVE Walk of Hope event is coming up this Saturday, March 24th. The Walk is at Eldorado Park in Scottsdale, Arizona. The main cross streets are 77th Street and Miller Road.
The Walk is about 1.8 miles and the weather should be perfect. Join us for a great time to celebrate families and support RESOLVE. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. We have a few donations, including jewelry, spa gift certificate and a few other items, that you can win. For more information about the Walk visit the RESOLVE website.
Thanks to the following for donating items to our event:
The Center for True Harmony & Wellness for a spa gift certificate and herbal tea.
Metal Stamped Memories for a beautiful “believe” necklace.
T.K.I. Designs for a beautiful “waiting” necklace.
Jillian Burden for a beautiful “Have Faith” necklace.
BugABoo Jewelry for a key chain, Pea Pod necklace and a Glass tile necklace.
Hope of My Heart Designs for a necklace that says, “For this child, I prayed.”
Starz Jewelry for a beautiful “hope” necklace with beads.
Posted on January 2, 2012
Looking for a raw and helpful book on infertility? Visit the website of Kristine Waits and purchase a copy of her book, Every Drunken Cheerleader…Why Not Me?
Posted on December 20, 2011
RESOLVE is the advocate for family building. In 2011 the staff of RESOLVE and volunteers worked with the legislators in Washington, D.C. to draft family friendly legislation.
If you or someone you know is looking into fertility treatments, namely IVF, visit RESOLVE’s Center for Infertility Justice to find out how you can help move this legislation forward. A tax credit for IVF would be an amazing financial benefit for those of us who use medical treatments to build our families.