Shady Grove Fertility and the Cade Foundation Raise Over $80,000 for Infertility Awareness at the Maryland Race for the Family

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The nation’s largest fertility center, Shady Grove Fertility, hosted the Maryland Race for the Family in an effort to raise funds and awareness to support the infertility community.

2017 Cade Grant Winners

Being involved with the Cade Foundation and the Maryland Race for the Family is extremely important to me—it’s about more than family building, it’s about community building.

Shady Grove Fertility hosted the Cade Foundation’s Annual Maryland Race for the Family on Saturday, June 10, 2017, raising $80,000 to provide Family Building Grants that will help families afford the costs of fertility treatment or domestic adoption. The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility through education, outreach, and grants.

In the past decade, through events like the Race for the Family, Shady Grove Fertility and the Cade Foundation have raised over $760,570 for the infertility community. To date, the raised funds have been used to provide 74 Family Building Grants, from which 55 babies have been born.

Over 800 people attended the 2017 Maryland Race for the Family—the largest number of attendees to date—which was held at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to the 5k run and 5k walk, there was a 1 mile Family Fun Run and a playground with activities for children.

“I was thrilled and humbled by the number of families who came out to the event to OVERCOME infertility. This year’s event was our largest and most successful to date,” said Dr. Camille Hammond, chief executive officer, Tinina Q. Cade Foundation. “Shady Grove Fertility has been a strong partner to the Cade Foundation and a strong resource for families struggling with—but OVERCOMING—infertility.”

By partnering with the Cade Foundation, Shady Grove Fertility is able to give back to the patient community via fundraising efforts and a yearly raffle to win $10,000 towards fertility treatment at one of the practice’s 25 locations. A Shady Grove Fertility patient from the Chesterbrook, PA, office won this year’s raffle.

“Being involved with the Cade Foundation and the Maryland Race for the Family is extremely important to me—it’s about more than family building, it’s about community building. This event supports and helps connect the entire infertility community,” said Jason Bromer, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility’s Frederick, MD, office.

About Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 39 physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.

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