In Palatine on June 23rd, over 400 people came together in support of overcoming infertility and raised nearly $75,000 at the Cade Foundation Race for the Family event. The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation awards grants up to $10,000 to couples struggling with infertility.
The race was hosted by Fertility Centers of Illinois with the strong support of Dr. Eve Feinberg. Dr. Feinberg helped plan, organize and fundraise for the event. Through her efforts she raised the third largest amount of funding for the Cade Foundation.
“We are grateful to have joined hands with the Cade Foundation and made a difference in the local infertility community,” explains Dr. Eve Feinberg. “Being a part of a large practice like Fertility Centers of Illinois allows us to give back and impact the community in a bigger way.”
Special event attendees included Little Ms. Illinois, Cade Foundation co-founders Dr. Tinina Cade and Dr. Camille Hammond, 2012 Indiana Cade Foundation grant recipients Sarah and Joe Jones, and 2009 Cade Foundation grant recipients Nick and Stacie Vetor.
Marijke Moritch, who has struggled with infertility since 2008, was the lucky raffle winner of a free IVF cycle.
"Because our insurance doesn't cover any of the cost, like so many women struggling with infertility, it was truly a blessing to have this cycle gifted to us," says Marijke. "After surviving a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy and struggling through infertility, this gives us hope. We pray that we will be blessed with a child and are so thankful that the CADE event created an opportunity for us to truly and openly share our struggles with our family and friends."
Countless children and adults enjoyed Savannah’s Playground, an area of the event where attendees play, listen to live music, and learn about child safety. Savannah’s playground was built in honor of a little girl taken from her parents too soon. The Savannah Grant, awarded through the Cade Foundation, also helps couples struggling with infertility.
For all attendees, race results can be viewed here:
Fertility Centers of Illinois and the Cade Foundation are grateful to have shared this event with the community. Thank you for your support and we look forward to hosting another Cade Foundation Race for the Family in 2013!
Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C., is one of the nation's leading fertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of 10 nationally and internationally recognized reproductive physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, gestational carrier, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, as well as extensive resources to address financial and emotional needs. Fostering a culture for continuous innovation has made FCI home to the annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium which attracts experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology from around the world. FCI has 10 offices conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area (Buffalo Grove, Chicago/River North, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Lindenhurst, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, and Orland Park). FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network which provides discounted fertility treatment programs. For more information visit www.fcionline.com
The Tinina QCade Foundation (Cade Foundation) is a 501c3 tax exempt non profit organization that was started in
2005 to provide information support and financial assistance to help needy infertile families OVERCOME infertility. The foundation was named after founders’ (Drs. Jason and Camille Hammond) mother, Dr. Tinina Cade. Dr. Cade carried and delivered the couples triplets following 5 years of infertility for the Hammonds. She delivered her grand-triplets at 55 years old, making her the oldest woman to deliver triplets at that point. The Hammonds started the Cade Foundation to provide a vehicle through which families who had already “overcome” infertility could support families who were still on the infertility journey. Another important focus of the Foundation was to provide financial support that would assist needy infertile families with costs of domestic adoption and fertility treatment. To date, the Cade Foundation has hosted hundreds of outreach events throughout the US and provided 31 families with financial support for adoption and fertility treatment nationwide. There are currently 21 Cade Foundation babies! www.cadefoundation.org