(PRWEB) June 05, 2014
Join the Virtual Lunch with P!nk benefit for Fertile Action Live Stream and support the LA Oncofertility Network with a $5 donation at http://www.oncobump.com.
June 4, 2014 - Los Angeles - Leading cancer specialists Dr. Maggie DiNome, Dr. Jamie Shamonki and Fertile Action are joining forces to launch the Los Angeles Oncofertility Network (LAON), the first of its kind medical cooperative, to help cancer survivors become mothers. LAON will connect cancer patients faced treatment-induced infertility to time-sensitive community resources and help them achieve their dream of becoming a parent after surviving cancer. The team will launch LAON at an intimate event in Malibu this weekend where Fertile Action will also honor Alecia "P!nk" Moore with its Visionary Award for her commitment to women's health issues.
“P!nk embodies the spirit of our Visionary Award, and has been an incredible role model, shining light on important women's health issues,” said Fertile Action Founder and President, and California Cryobank Government Affairs Liaison, Alice Crisci. She encourages young women to speak their minds and follow their hearts and is the perfect recipient for our 2014 Visionary Award. All women should have the right to become mothers regardless of their medical or financial history, and we are proud to help show them the path through our groundbreaking new medical cooperative.”
Dr. Maggie DiNome states that, “As a breast cancer surgeon, one of the most disheartening conversations I have to have is to tell a young patient in one breath that not only does she have breast cancer but also that the lifesaving treatments that we recommend may leave her infertile. We are fighting to change that by creating this comprehensive community network with top breast specialists, oncologists, OBGYNs and Infertility specialists."
The luncheon will be attended by Christina Applegate, Brooke Burke, Kate Beckinsale and dozens of generous supporters of Fertile Action and the new LAON. It is sponsored in part by California Cryobank, HRC Fertility and Jennifer Naylor, the Premier Malibu Caterer, and will be emceed by popular radio host, Kristin Cruz from Clear Channel. Fertile Action Founder Alice Crisci is a breast cancer survivor who became a Mother recently from eggs she harvested before beginning her lifesaving cancer treatment. Crisci named her son Dante because they “endured” so much together to get to become mother and son. Dante was a frozen embryo for five years while Crisci recovered.
Dr. Robert Boonstanfar, HRC Fertility Specialist, will also be honored at the event with the 2014 Service Award for his dedication to helping women preserve their fertility and his contribution in launching Fertile Actions' pilot surrogacy grant program.
P!nk fans and others can join the Virtual Lunch Available through Online Streaming by making a $5 donation towards the creation of the LA Oncofertility network at http://www.oncobump.com.
About Fertile Action
Founded by breast cancer survivor, Alice Crisci, Fertile Action is a nonprofit helping women touched by cancer become mothers.
In 2008, a few weeks after being diagnosed, 31 year-old Alice Crisci founded Fertile Action, then known as My Vision Foundation. Struck by the limited resources available for young women with cancer, Crisci vowed to take action, working to ensure that other young survivors would not encounter the same fertility challenges. In 2009, My Vision Foundation officially became Fertile Action, joining Community Partners, a 501 c 3 organization for fiscal sponsorship.
Fertile Action relies on private donors to advocate for insurance coverage and provide localized services for fertility preservation and infertility treatments. For more information, please visit http://www.fertileaction.org.
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