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KHA Walk of Hope
Putting the health and safety of our community, volunteers, and sponsors first means we need to re-imagine our #WalkOfHopeNJ scheduled for Sunday, April 19th – it will now be a “virtual walk and run.”
Please join us virtually on our Walk of Hope NJ Facebook page at 9:00AM on Sunday, April 19th to view our video program and to be introduced to the recipient of the Keeping Hope Alive grant!
YES! Your registration and donations still matter! Please know that all monies raised are still vital to supporting RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association’s mission and to funding $15,000.00 to Keeping Hope Alive, Inc. – Non-Profit Organization to award a grant to a local family seeking infertility treatments. So please keep fundraising and growing your teams!
You continue to make a strong difference!
Walk of Hope Grant Winner Celebration
Check back for more info- currently TBD due to current health crisis. Stay safe!
2020 Golf Outing
Check back soon for the save the date, registration forms, and other information so you can plan to get involved. We would love for you to come out for either golf or at least dinner following the golf outing.
About Keeping Hope Alive
Keeping Hope Alive, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in June of 2017 whose mission is to provide couples support while achieving parenthood through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The founders of KHA have all been touched personally with the wonders of IVF, and we can not wait to help others! The organization will be conducting various fundraising functions throughout the calendar year including a golf outing, 5k Run/Walk, benefits, and more! We want to provide both monetary and emotional support to couples throughout the Philadelphia region. If you would like to get involved in this great organization, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please browse our site and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support!
About Keeping Hope Alive
In Vitro Fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF, is an assisted reproductive technology. IVF is the process of fertilization through medication that allows eggs to be retrieved from the female (American, 2017). In order to get a sufficient amount of eggs for the IVF process, the woman is stimulated with injected medications using a protocol set by her doctor. The doctor will heavily monitor the woman during this time to tell when her follicles are ready for retrieval. When the follicles are large enough to be considered viable, the woman must be put under anesthesia for a short procedure. While under anesthesia, eggs are retrieved from the woman by trans-vaginal aspiration directly from the ovarian follicles (Texas, 2017). Once eggs are extracted, a sperm sample from the male is then used to be manually combined with the egg(s) outside of the woman’s body in a laboratory by an embryologist. The fertilized eggs then become embryos and at this point can be transferred into the woman’s uterus.