**News Flash – RESOLVE – The National Infertility Association Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Family Building Community. RESOLVE honours Tertia by awarding her with the 2011 Hope Award for Best Book. **
Tertia Albertyn to be honoured at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to the Family Building Community
(McLean, VA, August 23, 2011) – RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce that Tertia Albertyn will be honored with the 2011 Hope Award for Best Book for So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope. Albertyn will accept her award at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope Gala on September 13, 2011 at Guastavino’s in New York City. As the organization that supports and provides voice for people diagnosed with infertility, RESOLVE established the Hope Awards to recognize professionals, companies, volunteers and the media who have demonstrated innovation and compassion to benefit people struggling with infertility.
So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope is the honest, heart wrenching, exhilarating story of Albertyn’s battle with infertility. The acerbically funny Albertyn takes you through her long, agonizing journey – including nine IVFs – to motherhood.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have been honoured by the infertility community with this award. Support by those who ‘got it’ was what got me through my struggle to conceive, I am so pleased I am able to offer similar support to those who are still on the infertility journey” said Albertyn.
Albertyn is a seasoned infertility veteran and now mother to three kids. Her popular blog (www.tertia.org) was rated the top blog in South Africa in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In the five years, nine IVFs and many losses it took to conceive her twins she has seen and done it all. In 2007, she cofounded South Africa’s biggest infertility support portal (www.fertilicare.org) and in 2008 she launched Nurture, the country’s premier Egg Donor and Surrogacy program (www.nurture.co.za). Tertia has a MBA from the University of Cape Town and lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, the IVF twins and the surprise baby.
“RESOLVE is delighted to recognize Tertia Albertyn for speaking out and sharing her journey with us,” said Barbara Collura, RESOLVE’s Executive Director. “The Night of Hope is a special opportunity to come together and thank all those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of the 7.3 million women and men in the U.S. facing infertility.”
The 14th Annual Night of Hope attracts more than 300 leaders and influencers in the family building community. Past Hope Award recipients include The TODAY Show, The View, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and Church & Dwight, makers of First Response®.
For press information in regard to covering the Night of Hope event, contact Andy Schwarz at email@example.com. For more information on the Night of Hope, visit www.resolve.org/nightofhope.
RESOLVE gratefully acknowledges the 2011 Night of Hope Big Apple sponsors: Attain Fertility, EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Merck.
Tertia accepting the award for the RESOLVE Hope Award for 2011 For Best Book in New York in September 2011. The Hope Awards honours those who improve the lives of people who struggle with infertility.
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visitwww.RESOLVE.org.
Entrepreneurs SA with FNB and 567 Cape Talk
Tertia Albertyn from Nurture Egg Donor Program is a finalist in the FNB / Cape Talk Entrepreneur SA competition (link)
Infertility is a growing common problem. About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Tertia Albertyn from Nurture, features as today’s finalist in Entrepreneurs SA with FNB and 567 Cape Talk Radio. You can listen to the on air interview with Cape Talk held today here.
Tertia Albertyn understands the importance of having children – she had to go through nine in-vitro fertilisation procedures before realising her own dream. Her experience with infertility led directly to the formation of the Nurture Egg Donor Programme, based in Durbanville.
Tertia says Nurture is run by a fabulous group of women, who make a formidable team and put their hearts and souls into providing a truly excellent service for the would-be parents. She says that this is the best job in the world, as they help people to make babies!
The organisation takes pride in providing the best care and support for the donors and the intended parents, facilitating the process from application through to donation and beyond. In a nutshell, says Tertia, we care, we call, we write, and ultimately, we rock!
The company has a comprehensive database of quality egg donors from all ethnic groups and is associated with all the leading fertility clinics across SA. Discrimination is frowned upon and clients include single parents, gay couples and even straight, married couples.
SA is rated as one of the top 10 medical tourism destinations, so reproductive tourism offers a huge opportunity.