Sherri Shepherd to Host RESOLVE's Night of Hope

Sherri Shepherd

Photo courtesy of "The  View"

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association  Recognizes Outstanding Contributions from the Family Building Community

(McLean, VA, June 16, 2011) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce The View’s Sherri Shepherd will serve as host of the Night of Hope Gala on September 13, 2011 at Guastavino’s in New York City. During this annual event, the Hope Awards will be presented to individuals, organizations, companies and the media who have impacted the lives of the millions of women and men struggling with the disease of infertility.

The 14th Annual Night of Hope attracts more than 300 leaders and influencers in the family building community.  Past Hope Award recipients include The TODAY Show, The View, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and Church & Dwight, makers of First Response®.

"I’m honored that RESOLVE has asked me to host the Night of Hope," said Shepherd. "I’ve lived infertility – shed the tears, endured the shots, faced the uncertainty and ultimately experienced the hope.  I’m delighted to spend an evening recognizing those who work hard every day to bring hope to the millions of us who struggle to build our families."

"RESOLVE is very excited that Sherri Shepherd will host the 2011 Night of Hope," said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s Executive Director. "As a public figure so willing to share her personal experience with infertility, she will bring her real-life perspective to the Night of Hope stage." 

As the organization for the patient community, RESOLVE established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers and the media who have demonstrated innovation and compassion to benefit people struggling with infertility.

For press information in regard to covering the Night of Hope event, contact Andy Schwarz at For more information on the Night of Hope, visit

RESOLVE gratefully acknowledges the 2011 Night of Hope sponsors: EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Merck.                                  

About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association:  Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. 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 and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options.  For more information, visit