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Habitat for Humanity Supported by Top CT Fertility Program Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on September 26th, 2016

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Habitat for Humanity Supported by Top CT Fertility Program

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Habitat for Humanity Fairfield CountyComing together as a community allows us to do what we could never do by ourselves. It's the reason that we take classes, go to parties, have friendships. We support each other in all kinds of ways.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is reaching out to help ensure that people who need homes, have them. Is it about infertility? Nope. Is it about fertility? Nope.

It's about being good neighbors, good community members, good people.

We will be out there in force, walking and running.

Join us, won't you? ~ Lisa Rosenthal

RMACT Sponsors Habitat for Humanity’s 19th Annual 5K Run for Home

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s 5K Run for Home and WorkBoot Challenge, which will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Habitat, which builds homes for families in need of decent, affordable housing in Coastal Fairfield County, has built over 200 homes and helped over 1,000 family members since the organization was established in 1985.

The fast and flat USATF certified course makes this 5K event a perfect opportunity for serious runners to set qualifying personal records. Walkers are equally encouraged and will enjoy views of the Long Island Sound. Participants will have the option of taking the WorkBoot Challenge by wearing their own workboots during the race.

“Whether we are helping a couple build their family or helping Habitat for Humanity build a home, community is important to the entire RMACT team,” says Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, who is one of five board-certified reproductive endocrinologists at RMACT.  “This important fundraiser will help support Habitat for Humanity and our community, which we care about deeply.”

Dr. Hurwitz went on to explain: “The RMACT Team feels a strong responsibility to each and every one of our patients as well as our greater community.” Since opening its doors in 2002, RMACT has helped shepherd more than 7,000 babies into the world. RMACT approaches fertility care by treating the whole patient, which includes medically advanced assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as genetic screening and in vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as non-invasive treatments through its Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program. RMACT patients can take advantage of a robust nutrition program, support groups, acupuncture, Fertile Yoga, emotional support, complimentary classes and workshops, and counseling for individuals and couples, all under one roof.

Schedule for Habitat for Humanity’s 19th Annual 5K Run for Home and WorkBoot Challenge

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens

7:30-9:00 a.m. Stretching with Fitness Company

9:00 a.m. Race Start

10:00 a.m. Kids’ Relay

For more information and to register, please go to: https://www.habitatcfc.org/runforhome

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.