National Infertility Awareness Week 2012

April 22 – 28, 2012

 
NIAW LogoRESOLVE New England joins Resolve, The National Infertility Association in observing National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2012. NIAW began as a movement in 1989, led by Resolve, The National Infertility Association to raise awareness for infertility as a disease and the concerns of its patient community. In 2010, NIAW was recognized as a national health observance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about NIAW, please visit resolve.org.

RESOLVE New England NIAW Events

Daily NIAW Blog Posts

When: April 21 – 28, 2012
Where: The RESOLVE New England Blog

Beginning on April 21st, RNE will feature guest bloggers from New England region professionals posting each day of NIAW on our blog. Topics will include:

  • Infertility 101
  • Understanding Your Family-Building Options
  • Talking to Family & Friends About Infertility
  • Nutrition & Infertility
  • Male Factor Infertility & Options
  • Embryo Donation as a Family-Building Option
  • Complementary/Alternative Therapies
  • Managing Stress During Your Infertility Journey
Online Infertility Peer Support Group

When: Monday, April 23 | 7-9pm
Where: Online via Google+ Hangout

Looking for infertility support but no support group near where you live? Join us for two unique opportunities to connect with your peers online for face-to-face support. A free Google+ account and webcam is required to participate. More details here.

Coping with Infertility: Managing Stress, Friends, Family & Life

When: Tuesday, April 24 | 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Framingham Library | 49 Lexington Street Framingham, MA

Infertility and your family-building journey can feel like a roller coaster ride: hopes, expectations, ups and downs. Even when our friends and family can be our biggest supporters, sometimes they can be the most difficult to navigate. Join us for this special FREE panel discussion led by mental health professionals as we discuss all things stress, dealing with family and friends, and finding balance in your everyday life while living with infertility. More details & RSVP for FREE here.

Online Infertility Peer Support Group

When: Wednesday, April 25 | 7-8pm
Where: Online via Google+ Hangout

Looking for infertility support but no support group near where you live? Join us for two unique opportunities to connect with your peers online for face-to-face support. A free Google+ account and webcam is required to participate. More details here.

Parenting After Infertility: Stories of Hope

When: Thursday, April 26 | 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Framingham Library | 49 Lexington Street Framingham, MA

Come hear stories of hope from infertility community members who have gone on to parent. Our panelists have traveled many different paths to parenthood, from fertility treatment to adoption. Join us for this special FREE panel discussion. More details & RSVP for FREE here.

Community Events & Fundraisers

Pampered Chef and Miss Kathie’s Kitchen Benefit for RNE

Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 28, 2012
Where: Miss Kathie’s Kitchen online Pampered Chef Store

Between now and the end of NIAW, Kathie Cole of Miss Kathie’s Kitchen will donate 10-15% of profits to RESOLVE New England for all orders placed during this time. Stock up on speciality kitchen goods and tools and items for entertaining at home during this great fundraising opportunity! To qualify your purchase for this fundraisers, when placing your order, please enter “RESOLVE New England” under Host Organization and “Erin Lasker” under Host Name.

Fundraiser from The IVF Companion

Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, April 28, 2012
Where: Purchased via Amazon.com (link goes to product)

During the entire week of NIAW, one dollar from the sale of each copy of The IVF Companion on Amazon will be donated to RNE. Pick up your copy of this highly detailed organizer for planning your IVF cycle. Whether it’s your first cycle or not, The IVF Companion is a great tool to keep your organized in your family building journey through IVF!

Fundraiser from The Infertility Voice

Monday, April 16 through Monday, April 30, 2012
Where: TheInfertilityVoice.com

Now through April 30th, The Infertility Voice will donate 10% of funds from all Fertile Life Coaching packages purchased during this time period to RESOLVE New England. Keiko Zoll, Fertile Life Coach, offers personalized, one-on-one support during your infertility journey. Her coaching sessions are designed to help you examine, validate and embrace all aspects of your infertility journey – the good, the bad and the ugly. Fertile Life Coaching moves you away from emotional barrenness and toward abundant thinking and living. Learn more Fertile Life Coaching and sign up today at The Infertility Voice here.

Dough Raiser at Uno’s Chicago Grill

Thursday, April 26 | All Day
Where: Uno’s Chicago Grill, 155 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA

All day at the Waltham, MA Uno’s Chicago Grill, they will donate 20% of your check to RESOLVE New England when you print out and present this certificate to your server. Help benefit RNE, raise awareness for infertility, eat a little dough and give a little dough back to RNE all at the same time!

Shopping Spree for RNE at Aine’s Boutique

Friday, April 27 | All Day
Where: Aine’s Boutique, 1662 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867

Treat yourself to the many fun, trendy clothes and accessories at Aine’s Boutique in Reading, MA – all while helping to raise funds for RESOLVE New England! On Friday, April 27, 2012, simply mention RESOLVE New England at the register and Aine’s Boutique will donate a portion of your purchase to RNE. It’s a shopping spree for RNE – where you get to save and do some good in the process!

Infertility Awareness at Your Local Bookstore!

During NIAW, the following book providers have agreed to display books from our Online Bookstore and other leading, relevant titles related to infertility in observance of the week. Swing by these local booksellers to get your own copies and help raise awareness for infertility in your community!

Participating locations: