Monday, June 7, 2010

New Infertility Non Profit

My sister got this extremely cool internship opportunity this summer to work for a newly founded nonprofit organization in Indiana. Please read the following from her and follow up if you're interested!



I am excited to share with you a newly founded nonprofit organization that I have become involved with, the Indiana Collaboration of Families with Infertility (ICFI). This organization is near and dear to my heart.


I am personally affected by a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which is now the leading cause of infertility in women across the country. My sister is also affected by PCOS, as well as endometriosis. I have watched her and her husband not only endure the private pain of not being able to have a family of their own for the last seven years, but also not having the social support they need because infertility is socially misunderstood.


ICFI is dedicated to raising awareness about infertility, supporting families emotionally and financially who are dealing with infertility, and providing a valuable online resource for support and reference. It was organized in April, and now officially has an EIN, with the paperwork for the 501c3 ready to be sent in this month. Our website is http://www.myicfi.org/ and we hope to have it up and running by the end of next week. Our first small fundraiser will be a dine and donate at Max and Erma's in Carmel; this will hopefully take place the last week in June but may happen in July based off of their availability. More information will be posted as soon as we have it - please plan to come out and support ICFI! We are currently very small, run entirely by 7 volunteers who are also passionately involved in the cause of infertility; however, we have big dreams for our budding organization and would love for you to get involved! If you would like to volunteer with us or make a tax-deductible donation of any general office supplies or money, we would definitely appreciate your help. Feel free to contact me for more information at dblackburn@myicfi.org.


Sincerely,
Dana Blackburn




I just LOVE my sister!


oh... and Happy 7 year Anniversary John!

7 comments:

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary!

Oh, and your sister rocks--but then again, so do YOU!

How awesome!

Niki said...

Happy Anniversary.
I think it is great what you are doing. I will donate $ as soon as I work a little bit (I bartend) and I just spent a crap load on vacation.

Lee Family said...

I had no idea that your sis had PCOS as well. I'm sorry to hear that. I think what she and the organization is doing is awesome. I pray they get the support that they need.

Life Happens said...

What an awesome organization!

Happy Anniversary!

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