(McLean, VA, August 29, 2011) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce that EMD Serono’s Office of Government Affairs is being awarded the Hope Award for Advocacy for its support for patient advocacy, access to care and RESOLVE’s advocacy agenda. Representatives from EMD Serono’s Office of Government Affairs will accept the award at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope Gala on September 13, 2011 at Guastavino’s in New York City. As the organization that supports and provides a voice for people diagnosed with infertility, 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.
EMD Serono is the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group. EMD Serono strives to create value and benefit to patients by transforming medical science into breakthrough solutions in the core therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases as emerging areas of expertise. Working at the state and federal level, EMD Serono’s Office of Government Affairs works to advance legislative initiatives that would benefit patients and together with RESOLVE and its partners, works to fight anti-family legislation whenever it is introduced.
“RESOLVE is delighted to recognize EMD Serono’s Office of Government Affairs for its leadership in advancing awareness of infertility, taking on challenges at the federal and state levels that would either hinder the practice of medicine or reduce patient access and for promoting increased access for patients and research in the field,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s Executive Director. “The Night of Hope is a special opportunity to come together and thank all those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of the 7.3 million women and men in the U.S. facing 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®.
RESOLVE gratefully acknowledges the 2011 Night of Hope Big Apple sponsors: Attain Fertility, 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 www.resolve.org.