BENEFITING: SHINE A LIGHT ON FERTILITY INC
ORGANIZER: SHINE A LIGHT ON FERTILITY INC
EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
Thank you for taking a moment of your time to visit my fundraiser page. On October 11th, 2015 I'll be running in the Chicago Marathon in support of my organization - Shine: A Light On Fertility. It will be my 10th marathon and I couldn't be more excited to be lacing up and racing for Shine!
Shine was born from my personal journey through infertility; at its core it is a unique support community, providing education and knowledge, and it has grown to be the voice for all affected by fertility challenges and the advocate for a proactive approach to fertility health.
Our goal is to shine light on fertility, get the discussion started, and make sure no one goes through infertility alone.
Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples, totaling 7 million people, yet over 60% hide the fact that they are struggling with infertility, and only 5% of patients use the psychological support services their clinic offers…no one should suffer in silence!
If you're looking for something that can have a meaningful impact, something that will help to serve and benefit the millions who are affected by infertility, and help education women on fertility health, please consider this cause.
I can't imagine life without my daughter, and we wouldn't be lucky to have her in our lives without IVF and all the amazing science behind Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Thank you for your time, your support, and your help, your funds will help continue our support services, grow our advocacy programming, and help many realize their dreams of becoming parents!
Katie O'Connor | Founder - Shine: A Light On Fertility