Many of us have dreamed of becoming parents, but for the 11% of women and 7.2% of men (according to the CDC) who struggle with infertility, the road to parenthood isn’t all that easy. In addition to taking an emotional toll, the cost of fertility treatments can be staggering.
The Race to Parenthood is a brand new, local organization that aims to help real couples in Richmond offset the financial cost of their path to parenthood while raising awareness about infertility in a fun 5k race.
The concept is simple: when you register for the 5k race (date to be announced in the coming weeks but is currently set for spring 2014) your money goes directly to a Featured Couple of your choice to help them offset the cost of their path to parenthood.
Those interested in becoming a Featured Couple, can apply by November 20, 2013 and can be pursuing IVF, IUI, adoption or surrogacy. Currently, there are 6 local couples or teams who are currently seeking parenthood. You can read all about them and their infertility stories on the Race to Parenthood website.