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!

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