2017 Hope Awards

Barbara Eck Founders Award
This national award is presented annually to an individual or group who has demonstrated leadership in the field of infertility or infertility resolution.

First Response

Church and Dwight Co., Inc. the makers of First Response

Corporate Partner since 2007, Church & Dwight, Co., Inc., makers of First Response® has supported RESOLVE’s mission through brand awareness, public awareness initiatives, and financial support.  First Response has generously donated an estimated 5,000 free products to RESOLVE constituents through our Walks of Hope and support groups.  First Response also helps RESOLVE reach more people by exposing RESOLVE’s brand and mission to millions through exposure on their products.  RESOLVE is thankful to First Response for understanding the importance of reproductive health and how infertility plays a vital role. 


The Hope Award for Achievement

Given to an individual and/or organization/corporation whose accomplishments are worthy and whose actions are socially commendable which result in a material contribution to the lives of those diagnosed with infertility.

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Kevin Doody, MD

Dr. Kevin Doody, a member of RESOLVE’s Physicians Council, currently serves as President of SART.  Through SART, Dr. Doody has been instrumental in updating the SART National Summary Data that is on the SART website to ensure it is patient friendly and captures information that patients need to make informed decisions about their medical care. Dr. Doody serves patients at The Center for Assisted Reproduction in Bedford, TX. 

The Hope Award for Service

Given to an individual and/or organization/corporation whose work has either advanced RESOLVE or its mission in a significant manner.


Jen Soch

Jen Soch

Jen Soch, long-time NYC Support Group host, advances the RESOLVE mission of support, education, and advocacy.  Her Upper West Side Group meets twice a month to meet the needs of its diverse members, and each year, Jen brings the West and East Side groups together for a special educational event.  She speaks for RESOLVE at numerous events across the city, has raised funds to start new support groups in underserved areas, and played an instrumental role in showcasing the power of support groups in the documentary Vegas Baby.  RESOLVE is grateful to Jen Soch for always paying it forward.


The Hope Award for Advocacy

Given to an individual and/or organization/corporation whose work has raised public awareness, advanced a legislative agenda, or prompted change for the benefit of those diagnosed with infertility.


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USA Today and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Government Affairs Office

USA TODAY launched its multi-platform media project, “The Psychology of Infertility” during National Infertility Awareness Week. USA TODAY has a daily readership of nearly 3.3 million, and the “The Psychology of Infertility” appeared on the front page of the print edition and as an extensive video and article series online. The series followed three couples through their committed, often challenging, and deeply personal journeys to parenthood through adoption, IVF, and surrogacy. Along the way, USA TODAY also explored the medical, financial, social, and emotional issues couples face when building their family is a challenge.

The Ferring Government Affairs office opened two years ago and from the beginning has sought out a strong partnership with RESOLVE, enabling RESOLVE to grow its federal and state advocacy work.  Ferring has provided critical leadership in recent legislative wins in New Jersey and Connecticut and has helped build a strong coalition in New York State.  

The Hope Award for Best Blog

The Hope Award for Best Blog, which is voted on by the infertility community, recognizes a blog that raises awareness about the disease of infertility and sheds light on what it is like to be living with infertility.

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The 2 Week Wait - Jennifer (Jay) Palumbo

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo is a freelance writer, public speaker, infertility/women’s rights advocate, former stand-up comic, author of the blog, ‘The 2 Week Wait’, and proud IVF Mom. As an Infertility Subject Matter Expert as well as Spokesperson and Blogger, she has been spoken at several conferences (CCW, New England Resolve, etc.), and been interviewed on news outlets such as CNN, NPR, and BBC where she has demonstrated her ability to make even reproductive issues fun and educational. Her articles have been featured on the Huffington Post, Time Magazine, XOJane (to name just a few), and volunteers for various organizations including Resolve, the National Infertility Association the GMHC and Gilda’s Club.

Check out Jay's blog, The 2 Week Wait.


The Hope Award for Access

Given to an individual and/or organization/corporation whose work or actions help increase access to any/all family building options including adoption, medical treatment including IVF, and third-party reproduction. An awardee will be selected based on nominations of companies from the community.


To learn more about these awards, click here.
Find out who has previously received a Hope Award here.