Thursday, April 28, 2011

About our donors... Day 3

Lost Stork Foundation has been blessed with many amazing donations in the name of gaining awareness for infertility!

My Hopeful Journey-
"My Hopeful Journey a web-based calendar, task list and journal for women that are trying to conceive that is customized for infertility treatment. It is easy to use and helps manage everything you need to track on a daily basis. It is CUSTOMIZED for your needs including appointments, medication, tests, procedures and natural tracking."

CIRCLE + BLOOM-
  • Natural Cycle Program for Fertility- Start today to feel in greater control over your fertility success. This program has 28 different audio mind-body sessions designed to be listened to each day of your cycle. 15 minutes a day to relax and focus on your fertility success.

  • IVF/IUI Mind-Body Program- This program is meant to be used in combination with an advanced medicated cycle, which can be emotionally and physically draining. Feel in greater control over your fertility success. There are 18 different sessions including special sessions for the trigger/egg extraction, transfer procedure and the two week-wait.

  • Energy for Empowerment- Having trouble sleeping or having enough energy to accomplish all of your goals? This program is for you. Four unique mind-body guided visualizations that take you inside your body to help improve key components of energy; metabolism, endocrine circulation and sleep. Program includes our Blissful Sleep Download Program!
Head on over to the raffle post for more information on how to participate!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

About our donors... Day 2

Lost Stork Foundation has been blessed with many amazing donations in the name of gaining awareness for infertility!

What He Can Expect When She's NOT Expecting-
“What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting” is the book you’ve been waiting for. It will tell you everything you need to know about infertility and, amazingly, won’t bore you in the process! Written by a man, for a man, this is the only book that takes those six million guys into account… and lets them know exactly what their role should be.

The Complete Fertile Kitchen® Cookbook CD- Our CD includes more than just an e-book version of our cookbook. It also contains: FertileKitchenCookbook.pdf – e-book version of our book, The Fertile Kitchen® Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Optimizing Your Fertility; Fertility Diet Checklist Tool.pdf – a simple tool to help you track your fertility diet progress; Talk on Eating for Fertility.mp3 – seven- minute audio file; Chicken Bell Peppers Mushrooms – YouTube style video of cooking demo in both Windows Media Player and QuickTime formats; Spicy Garbanzo Beans – YouTube style video of cooking demo in Windows Media Player and QuickTime formats; Chicken Portobello Mushrooms – YouTube style video of cooking demo in Windows Media Player and QuickTime formats

Head on over to the raffle post for more information on how to participate!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

About our donors... Day 1

Lost Stork Foundation has been blessed with many amazing donations in the name of gaining awareness for infertility!

Fairhaven Health-
"Our product lines follow the natural progression from preconception to pregnancy to nursing. Our preconception products focus on fertility awareness and ovulation prediction, helping couples learn about their fertility and anticipate when they are most likely to conceive. Nutritional fertility supplements like FertilAid & FertileCM provide balance and support enhanced fertility for both women and men. Once couples receive the good news, products like Pregnancy Plus Prenatal and Pregnancy Plus Omega3 promote the prenatal health of a developing baby and help ensure pregnancy wellness for the mother - from the first days of pregnancy through the first years of nursing."

Pre-Seed- Pre~Seed is the first ‘fertility-friendly’ Personal Lubricant that mimics natural body secretions to relieve vaginal dryness while providing an optimal sperm environment. Its moisture is delivered in the same pH , osmolality and viscosity (thickness) as fertile cervical mucus. Pre~Seed does not harm sperm or embryos, and is less irritating to women than the leading lubricants (see Clinical Studies).

Starzjewelry- An Etsy shop owner who has many beautiful infertility related (and non) pieces. She is a mom to two who had a difficult road to motherhood herself.


Head on over to the raffle post for more information on how to participate!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

NIAW and a Raffle!

April has been a busy busy month for the Lost Stork Foundation! We are working to put together two bowling fundraisers in August, one in St. Charles, MO and one in Newnan, GA and will release more information as the plans get finalized. Meghan is also planning the yard sale for this weekend to benefit the Lost Stork. But the real reason for this blog post is to talk about National Infertility Awareness Week.

As many of you may know, NIAW is a movement that began in 1989 to help bring awareness about infertility to the general public. It usually occurs the third week of April and this year it is April 24-30th. National Infertility Awareness Week is very popular in the infertility community and is recognized with dozens of events across the nation. For more information about these upcoming events, please click here to visit Resolve's website.

The Lost Stork Foundation has decided to join in the celebration of this wonderful week with an infertility-related raffle. The donations from this raffle will benefit the Lost Stork Foundation and help bring us closer to our goal of reaching 501(c)(3) status!

We've received a ton of donations from various businesses to support this event. In fact, we received so many donations that we can offer THREE prizes to give away!

*Photos are of the prizes in hand. The ones not shown are downloaded prizes.

Grand Prize
2 boxes of Preseed Conception lubricant
"What He Can Expect When She's Not Expecting" by Marc Sedaka
1 bottle each of FertilAid for Men and Women (a 30-day supply) from Fairhaven Health
Fertile Focus Ovulation scope from Fairhaven Health
FertileCM Cervical Mucus Enhancer from Fairhaven Health
A Circle+Bloom meditation download (3 to choose from)
A Pomegranate, Moonstone and Hope fertility necklace from starzjewelry on Etsy
Bend, Breathe & Conceive Fertility Yoga DVD from Fairhaven Health
The Fertile Kitchen Cookbook CD
Estimated Retail Value (ERV): $275

First Prize1 box of Preseed
FertiliTea Organic Fertility Tea from Fairhaven Health
A Circle+Bloom meditation download (2 to choose from)
ERV: $95

Second Prize1 box of Preseed
A Circle+Bloom meditation download
ERV: $80

The details of the raffle are as follows: Tickets will be sold for $5 each and will qualify you to win any of the three prizes. You may purchase as many tickets as you wish but only one prize will be awarded per household. USA households only please. Each entry will be logged on a spreadsheet and the winners will be selected via Random.org. To enter the raffle please send payment via Paypal by clicking the Donate! button to the right and indicate that it is for the NIAW raffle in the comment section. The raffle event begins Sunday April 24th and ends at 5pm EST on Saturday April 30th. The winners will be chosen soon there after.

Every participant in the raffle will receive a one month free trial to My Hopeful Journey!

Come back daily to learn a little more about the companies and individuals that so kindly donated!

I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to all of the companies and individuals who donated items for our infertility raffle fundraiser. It was such a surprise to receive so much positive feedback from the infertility community. We truly could not have done this without your support! Thank you all!