Join Us: RESOLVE's National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)
RESOLVE: National Infertility Awareness Week
Next week is NIAW. National Infertility Awareness Week.
Started by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Awareness Association. RESOLVE, as an organization, began in 1974, with Barbara Eck Menning. Barbara founded RESOLVE, at least in part, as a response to her own infertility and her awareness that men and women experiencing this disease needed three things. Education, support and advocacy.
And that’s what RESOLVE has done for almost 40 years.
I started volunteering with RESOLVE shortly after the organization began NIAW. I remember participating in some of the earliest versions of NIAW as a director of RESOLVE of NYC. I remember the excitement that I felt, the awe, of shining the light on a problem that so severely affected me. The understanding that it might impact someone else facing similar challenges and uncertainty.
To echo RESOLVE’s words. I am. I want. I support.
I am. I want. I support.
I am someone who experienced the daily stress and medical, emotional and spiritual issues of infertility.
I want all people to be able to have the ability to understand infertility, have access to medical help, know where to turn for emotional support and know that infertility is a disease and should be recognized and treated as such.
I support RESOLVE and men and women experiencing infertility by continuing to write about important, pertinent issues, by working with RMACT and helping bring peer support groups (Ladies Night In), teaching Fertile Yoga and continuing the dialogue about this disease which impacts so many men and women.
NIAW Events: Stamford Hospital's Fairfield County Women's Expo
A special call out for some of the events that have been created for NIAW. RMACT will be taking part at Stamford Hospital's Fairfield County Women’s Expo, for the fourth year in a row, making sure that infertility is part of the conversation. Although the Expo has a ten dollar cost, in honor of NIAW, RMACT has free tickets available. Please call our 800.865.5431 number and ask for them. They are in our Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull offices.
SHOW DATES & HOURS:
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11 - 5 and Sunday, April 28, 2013, 11 - 5
Stamford Plaza Hotel: 2701 Summer Street, Stamford, CT
Admission price is $10.00, kids 12 and under are free. FREE indoor parking.
Free Teleseminar: Seven Days to an Easier Way
A woman that I am honored to call friend, Kristen Magnacca, will be holding a Nationwide - Free Teleseminar: 7 Days to an Easier Way - 12:00PM ET on April 22nd. Details:
Please join our FREE NIAW noontime Teleseminar on April 22: Seven Days to an Easier Way. Learn how to live a fully fertile life, as well as new ways to love yourself while trying to create your family. Every participant receives a FREE copy of my CD, Everyday Certainty. More info at the link and register at email@example.com. Hope to "see" you there!
Center Families Presents: LGBT Family Building Expo
Please join Dr. Leondires and the Gay Parents To Be team at the LGBT Family Building Expo hosted by Center Families in New York City. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of family building for gay and lesbian individuals/couples interested in having a baby.
- Panel discussions on all aspects of family building, including medical, legal, psychological and financial
- Personal stories from parents
- “The Doctor Is In” – free medical consultation (by appointment only)
- Lunchtime sessions and “Cocktails With Content” with celebrity guests
DATE & HOURS:
Saturday, April 27, 2013 ~ 11am – 8pm
208 W. 13th Street, New York, NY
Cost: $35.00 for general public; FREE for Center members
Contact Center Families at 212.620.7310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, at PathtoFertility, all blogs will be devoted to NIAW.
Thanks for joining the conversation.
Image Credit: RESOLVE.org
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.