It is mow estimated that more than 286,800 people in Illinois are impacted by infertility. As a result, RESOLVE is sponsoring the 1st annual Chicagoland Walk of Hope on Sunday October 4th to help by raise support for programs and services to serve those unable to conceive. The goal is to “walk one morning one mile to raise money and unite one community.”
“For many, struggling with infertility is not easy,” stated Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, a reproductive endocrinologist at
Fertility Centers of Illinois. “We want people to know that they are not alone in their journey, and that there is support and help available.”
1st Annual Chicagoland Walk of Hope represents the infertility journey, a series of small steps, each one filled with hope. The event recognizes the various ways that families are built, and raises understanding for how infertility affects families nationwide. The RESOLVE Walk of Hope represents the infertility journey, a series of small steps, each one filled with hope. Events held in different locations are meant to recognize the various ways that families are built, and raises understanding for how infertility affects families nationwide. This particular walk will take place at Centennial Park, Orland Park, IL Check-in begins at 9:00 AM and walk begins at 10:00 AM. All ages are welcome to participate, and the 1-mile walk, is also both family and dog friendly.There will also be music, food and entertainment. The Walk will hence forth be held on the same date each year.
Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. Approximately 1 in every 8. couples of childbearing age in the United States is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.