(McLean, VA, August 23, 2011) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce that Katie Schaber will be honored with the 2011 Hope Award for Best Blog for her blog from IF to when. Schaber will accept her 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 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.
Schaber is 26 years old and lives in Orlando with her husband, Joey, and their dog, Danica. She was diagnosed with infertility in early 2009. After four IUI procedures and various medical issues, Katie and Joey chose to pursue domestic adoption in 2010. Katie launched her blog to document her path to motherhood. from IF to when serves as both an outlet for her emotions and a way for her to connect with others who are going through similar journeys.
“RESOLVE is delighted to recognize Katie Schaber for speaking out and sharing her journey with us,” 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.