our walk of hope

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In two weeks, on September 21st, my husband and I will be walking in RESOLVE’s Walk of Hope, taking place in Southern California. We are so excited to take part in this event and raise funds and awareness for this great organization. RESOLVE offers so many resources and is an incredible source of information and support for couples experiencing infertility. I encourage anyone in the Southern California area to take part, or check out when there will be a Walk of Hope in your area.

We’ve been sharing our story with friends and family to gently ask for support as we attempt to raise money for this walk. Opening up has felt vulnerable and scary, but every time we receive a donation my eyes fill with tears because of the love and support I feel. I have to remember that we are doing this for a greater purpose – to help lessen the pain and struggle of infertility for couples in the future – and the awkwardness we feel opening up is a small price to pay.

If you’d like to support RESOLVE’s efforts, you can sponsor us on our walk by clicking here (we’re Team Chula, in honor of my dog and stand-in child for the time being).  No donation is too small! You can also donate directly to RESOLVE through their website by clicking here.

Has anyone participated in this walk before or plan to this year? I would love to hear about your experience!

About The Walk of Hope:

RESOLVE’s Walk of Hope is a 1-mile walk that recognizes the many ways in which families are built, supports local support and programs for the 7.3 million women and men living with infertility and raises public understanding of how the disease of infertility impacts families nationwide.

The Walk of Hope is being held in several locations across the country. Funds raised from the Walk support local RESOLVE programming which includes support groups and educational events, public awareness initiatives, and advocacy efforts to ensure family building options are available to all!

The name “Walk of Hope” embodies the emotion that most people living with infertility feel. They are hopeful their dreams of family come true. Some hope to simply find a peaceful resolution to their infertility journey. A Walk of Hope is an event that represents the infertility journey—a series of small steps, each one filled with hope and a reminder that no one should walk on this journey alone.

About RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association:

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit, charitable organization, who works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility.

One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. 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.

RESOLVE provides free support programs in communities nationwide, leads efforts to increase public education and reduce the stigma around infertility and promises to protect legal access to all family building options.

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