Proceeds from the BBQ and silent auction at Gordon Head Middle School will support cancer patients who are rendered infertile due to treatments
VICTORIA, May 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (May 19 - May 26) will finish with a groundswell of support this Sunday when hundreds of families gather at Gordon Head Middle School in Victoria in support of the one in six British Columbian couples who are not able to have a child of their own due to infertility.
In its sixth year, "Conceive the Dream" aims to raise awareness of infertility, a World Health Organization recognized medical condition whose treatment is out of reach for most British Columbians. While many countries around the world provide treatment, Canada remains behind, with the exception of Quebec.
Dr. Stephen Hudson, Medical Director for the Victoria Fertility Centre, will be available to explain why public funding for infertility treatments, namely in vitro fertilization (IVF), can lead to better health outcomes for mothers and babies, and save the British Columbia health system money.
The event is attended by hundreds of Vancouver Island couples (and their children) who have undergone successful treatment for infertility through IVF, as well as couples who are currently undergoing treatment.
|What:||"Conceive the Dream": Sixth Annual BBQ and silent auction|
|Who:||Hundreds of Victoria and Vancouver Island families affected by infertility|
|Dr. Stephen Hudson, Medical Director, Victoria Fertility Centre|
|Clementine Crooks, Board of Directors member, Fertile Future|
|Date:||Sunday, May 26, 2013|
|Location:||Gordon Head Middle School, 1671 Kenmore Rd, Victoria, BC|
- Victoria Fertility Centre: http://www.victoriafertility.com/
- Infertility Awareness Victoria: https://www.facebook.com/InfertilityAwarenessVictoria
- Fertile Future: http://fertilefuture.ca/
SOURCE: Victoria Fertility Centre
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