Join Julie in support of National Infertility Awareness Week

Julie

$250 from 6 donors $10,000 goal

All donations supportFertility Within Reach, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity. All contributions are tax-deductible.

What is NIAW?
National Infertility Awareness Week® (“NIAW”) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. In 2010, National Infertility Awareness Week became a federally recognized health observance by the Department of Health and Human Services.
How does Fertility Within Reach’s NIAW Campaign work?
We are kicking off a week long Board of Directors campaign to help each Board member share their stories of what motivates them to give back to the infertility community through their dedication to Fertility Within Reach, which not only raises awareness about infertility but also helps to raise funds specifically to help those in need now.
How does the online campaign work?
Scroll through the listed opportunities to learn more about how you can support FWR. You will find projects at different amounts that you can fund, or you can give at any level.
Where does my money go?
Fertility Within Reach is a national non-profit that offers educational programs and assistance to couples seeking to build their family via fertility treatment. Your donation will go directly towards implementing our goals for the benefit of these couples.
Why participate?
Given that 1 out of 6 couples are diagnosed with infertility, odds are that a loved one or a close friend has been impacted by this disease. This is your chance to support them by helping the entire infertility community. You will make a difference for those impacted now and in the future.

 

Thanks to...

Apr 28
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Kristy made a $10 contribution
Apr 27
Stacey view profile
Stacey gave $15 for patient support services
Apr 26
Judy view profile
Judy made a $25 contribution
Pam view profile
Pam made a $50 contribution
Apr 24
John view profile
John gave $50 for a patient seminar sponsorship
Apr 22
Julie view profile
Julie made a $100 contribution

Help me support Fertility Within Reach!

Dear Friend:

As you may know, I am pretty passionate about helping others through the pain and struggle of infertility. Infertility has touched my life and I imagine many of you have encountered someone with this disease as it inflicts 1 in 6 couples. My empathy and desire to help others has lead me to participate as a Board of Director for the past year of a nonprofit organization, Fertility Within Reach. My passion is to help people gain access to the health care benefits needed to treat their condition. This is why I am involved with Fertility Within Reach, a 501(c) 3 non-profit that helps couples advocate for themselves and successfully negotiate with doctors, insurance companies, employers to get the support they need. This organization is doing amazing things for thousands of couples across the U.S. and we need your help.

I often wonder how different my personal family dynamic would be today IF we would have had access to infertility treatment sooner. I also often wonder IF we would have had insurance coverage for IVF treatment after Jake was born, might he be a big brother today??? Don’t get me wrong, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to have been blessed with such an amazing little boy, and am grateful to be an IVF success story. However, in addition to being blessed with Jake, Rob and I have also endured tremendous pain & heartache throughout our 13 year long infertility journey. I don’t wish that kind of pain on anyone and hope that someday no one ever will!

One of my greatest hopes in life is that someday very soon the entire country will come together and fight for the fact that Infertility IS a REAL medical condition and that it WILL become a covered benefit to diagnose and treat on EVERY insurance plan with every insurance company in EVERY state!!! In 2003, dispite all the odds, Rob & I managed to have a successful IVF cycle that resulted in our precious little miracle baby! Our own doctors didn’t even think this would be possible! So if that dream of mine could become a reality then so can this one!!!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our children never have to endure the tremendous heartache of dealing with infertility as a non-covered benefit on their insurance plans??? …IT IS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR HELP & SUPPORT!

Please donate now and pass along this message to everyone you know to do the same! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! No amount is too small, so please find it in your heart to give whatever you can! THANK YOU SO MUCH! IT MEANS MORE THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS!

About Fertility Within Reach

Guided by the needs of individuals and aligning with providers we endeavor to protect and further access to family building benefits. We believe that when armed with information and best-practice strategies, individuals are able to ensure their family-building needs are met and reproductive health is preserved.

FWR_OrgPromoImage_NIAWcampaignFertility Within Reach has a vision of a time when infertility is recognized nationwide as a standard medical condition which requires insurance coverage for diagnosis and treatment. We want to make this vision a reality.

Davina Fankhauser is Fertility Within Reach’s Chief Advocate and Founder. Davina is driven to teach others how to advocate for themselves in the hope that they will be spared the pain and heartache known to accompany infertility, especially when denied access to timely and appropriate treatment.

“I thought Kitty was the most tenacious advocate I had ever known, until I met Davina.”
-Governor Michael Dukakis

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