October 2 Event Benefits a National Nonprofit That Serves Couples Battling Infertility
ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, Shady Grove Fertility Center is donating free fertility treatment to be given away at the 6th Annual Race for the Family 5K and Fun Walk on Sunday, October 2, at 8:00 a.m. in Gaithersburg, MD. To enter to win the treatment worth up to $10,000, participants can visit www.RaceForTheFamily.net and register for the 5k race or 1-mile fun walk, or donate $30 to Cade Foundation.
The 5K race and 1-mile fun walk will start and finish in the scenic Seneca Creek Park at 11950 Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, MD.
More than 500 runners and walkers are expected for this family building event along with over 100 volunteers. All proceeds raised will benefit Shady Grove Fertility's partner, Cade Foundation, a national non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to would-be parents. Through its annual Family Building Grants, the Cade Foundation awards couples struggling with infertility monetary gifts of up to $10,000 to help pay for infertility treatment or domestic adoption.
"We are delighted to work in partnership with the Cade Foundation to help more couples in our area and beyond fulfill their dream of starting a family," said Frank Chang, M.D., a Shady Grove Fertility Center board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and Cade Foundation board member.
Shady Grove Fertility was recently named a 2011 Cade Foundation Family Building Champion. This award is the highest offered by the Cade Foundation, and is given to individuals and organizations that provide support to the Foundation and to those whose work improves quality of life for families with infertility.
In 2010, through the generosity of participants, sponsors and donors, Race for the Family raised over $95,000 which helped to fund family building options for eight couples. Of those eight, five have delivered babies, one has adopted a child and two are currently pregnant.
"We feel that cost should never be an issue that prevents a couple who is able to love and care for a child from having that chance," said Cade Foundation Founder Camille Hammond. "Shady Grove Fertility has been a wonderful partner and share the same vision to assist couples build their families."
About Shady Grove Fertility Shady Grove Fertility Center is the largest and one of the most progressive fertility and IVF Centers in the United States, producing pregnancy success rates that are consistently higher than the national averages. Twenty-four reproductive endocrinologists, as well as PhD scientists, geneticist, and over 400 highly specialized staff care for the thousands of local, national and international patients who seek treatment through the Center each year. Shady Grove Fertility conducts clinical research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and is part of their subspecialty training Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. In addition to participating with 22 insurance plans, Shady Grove Fertility innovated a number of treatment and financial programs, such as Shared Risk 100% Refund Program, Multi-Cycle Discount Option for IVF, Shared Donor Egg, International Donor Egg, and Shared Help, to make treatment more affordable for more couples. Shady Grove Fertility is Celebrating20 Years and 27,000 Babies Born. New patient appointments can be scheduled by calling Shady Grove Fertility's New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967.
About Cade Foundation The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides education about fertility and family building options and offers financial assistance to infertile families. This dual approach distinguishes the Foundation as the only organization of its kind in the nation. At the age of 55, Tinina Q. Cade delivered her own triplet grandchildren in 2004. Her daughter, Camille Hammond, battled infertility for years and began the foundation in honor of her mother's unforgettable gift, and for other struggling couples. Visit www.CadeFoundation.org.