CHICAGO, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Cade Foundation, a national non-profit organization that helps couples overcome infertility, announced the launch of its nationwide virtual Race for the Family campaign. In addition to raising funds for adoption and fertility treatment grants, the Cade Foundation will use the virtual race campaign to raffle off four free IVF cycles at fertility centers throughout the country. In the U.S., it is estimated that one out of every six couples will experience infertility. Furthermore, half of all couples must give up their dream of parenthood due to cost.
The first event in the Race for the Family will take place in Chicago, Ill. As part of this virtual race, participants will have the opportunity to fundraise online and are encouraged to complete an honorary 5k race on their own time in their favorite location. Other highlights of the race include:
- An online silent auction featuring tickets to Chicago area hotspots and memorabilia from Chicago sports teams
- Admission to the Race for the Family - Family Fun Picnic in Lincoln Park (Chicago, Ill.) on Saturday, June 22, 2013, the culminating day of the virtual race, for all participants raising a minimum of $50
- A raffle for a free IVF cycle (valued at $10,000), which was donated by IVF1, will be awarded to one participant of the Illinois race
The cost of fertility treatment can be overwhelming for many couples. In fact, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lists the average price of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the U.S. to be $12,400.
Proceeds of the nationwide virtual Race for the Family campaign will help support the Cade Foundation's educational programming and Family Building Grant™ that provides up to $10,000 for couples pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption. To date, 39 qualified couples in the U.S. have received grants from the Cade Foundation and as a result, 31 babies have been born since February 2009.
For more information about the Cade Foundation's 2013 Illinois virtual Race for the Family or to participate, visit www.IlRaceForTheFamily.com.
About the Cade Foundation
The Tinina Q Cade Foundation (Cade Foundation) is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization that was started in 2005 to provide information support and financial assistance to help needy infertile families overcome infertility. To date, the Cade Foundation has hosted hundreds of outreach events throughout the U.S. and provided 39 families with financial support for adoption and fertility treatment nationwide. The Cade Foundation also works to raise awareness of infertility by hosting free education programs throughout the country.
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