Stop for a moment and look left, now look right. There is a huge need for infertility awareness in your local community. There is no effort that is too small. We are building a strong grassroots movement all over the country for anyone who struggles to build a family.

Want some ideas on how you can be part of the movement and raise awareness in your community?

Walk it out. Create your own personalized DIY Walk of Hope in your hometown. Bring people together in your own community to help bring awareness to this disease and support people who struggle with infertility everyday. We’ve made it easy and we will “walk” you through how to get started!

Book Awareness. Ask your library to set up a display of infertility/adoption related books and provided them with signs about National Infertility Awareness Week.

Facebook Causes. The Facebook Fundraisers option makes spreading NIAW awareness and giving back crazy easy during NIAW. It just takes a few clicks and your story. You can set up your own dedicated page on Facebook then share your personal story and tell others about RESOLVE’s mission. Here’s a walk through on how to do it: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers

Just be sure to use @RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association as your specific non profit

Food and fun. Host a Happy Hour or Benefit Night at a local restaurant: Invite those who have helped you during your infertility journey and others in your community to join together to raise awareness for the disease of infertility. You can even set up a collection for RESOLVE donations in their name or ask them to help you support your favorite infertility charity.

Denim Day! During NIAW, ask your employer support a causal day fundraiser. During the week of NIAW anyone can trade in their ties and wear jeans for a small donation.

Get Fit. Ask your yoga instructor or personal trainer for a donated class. Invite your friends to attend a special yoga/aerobics/step class donated by a trainer. Their admission fee of $20 becomes a donation, and the trainer gets the chance to build their client base. It’s a win-win for all.

Reach out. Contact your local media sources. They may not be aware it is NIAW or now the impact it has on millions of Americans! Share your personal story or tie to infertility with them to help bring awareness to the movement.

Planning an education or awareness event? Submit your event and be listed on the National Infertility Awareness Week Calendar.