Navigation Links
Infertility Meets Social Media in a Virtual Video Contest to Win a Donated IVF Cycle
Date:11/9/2013

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) November 09, 2013

For the third consecutive year, Sher Fertility Institute is hosting their “I Believe” Video Journal Project. “I Believe” is an online contest wherein prospective patients submit a short video chronicling their infertility journey with the hope of winning a donated IVF cycle. The goal of this project is to raise awareness for infertility; to educate, inspire and connect those who are struggling.

Voting takes place on the Sher Fertility Institute Website and on You Tube. A panel of Sher Fertility Institute doctors, nurses and support staff are also involved in selecting the finalists. Once the finalists have been chosen, a panel of infertility activists and experts not affiliated with Sher Institute decides on the winners.

The videos are raw, emotional testimonials of couples who desperately want a child. (View the contest entries here - http://haveababy.com/believe-2013-videos/).

This year, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker is producing a documentary about the project. You can learn more about Amanda Micheli and her impressive credentials at http://www.runawayfilms.com. Amanda is going through IVF herself as we speak, and is committed to making a film that explores infertility from an objective and empathetic point of view.

Critics have claimed that these “contests” are unethical and take advantage of vulnerable, desperate people with a unique kind of video voyeurism. But those close to the project take comfort from the feedback they receive from past participants (not just the winners!) continually tell us how the project has changed their lives for the better.

“Are we aware that this may be perceived as a publicity stunt?” said Geoffrey Sher, MD, founder and Executive Medical Director for the Sher Institute. “Of course we are, and we considered the ramifications of this carefully for several years before deciding to offer our first free donations in 2010.”

Dr. Sher shares his feelings about the contest on his blog - http://haveababy.com/fertility-information/ivf-authority/2013-believe-video-journal-project/.

And then there are the happy endings for winners. Emily and Jimmy Heaton and Jennifer and Chris Popp.

The Heatons entered and won with this video "I Believe" Emily & Jim Heaton – and are now expecting their first child after they recently learned their surrogate is pregnant after they cycled with Dr. Geoffrey Sher in Las Vegas.

Chris and Jennifer Popp won the “I Believe” contest last December with this video - "I Believe" Jennifer & Chris Popp. Thanks to Dr. Sher, they are now getting ready for baby Popp due in January.

The deadline for contest entries is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on November 13, 2013 and voting will begin on November 15 on the Sher Institute website (http://www.haveababy.com). Winners will be announced on December 20.

About Sher Fertility Institute

The Sher Fertility Institute is a national network of fertility clinics specializing in cutting-edge technology, personalized infertility treatment and compassionate care. Through their “Giving Back” program, they have donated hundreds of free fertility treatments to deserving couples and have helped many women freeze their eggs prior to cancer treatment. There are eight Sher Fertility Institute locations across the United States including New York City and Westchester, NY; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; St. Louis, MO; Peoria, IL; Asbury, NJ and Bethlehem, PA. More information can be found on the Sher Institute website at http://www.haveababy.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11315157.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Stem cells show promise for treating infertility in cancer patients
2. Stem Cell Therapy Reversed Chemo-Linked Infertility in Male Monkeys
3. Queens research gives fresh hope to couples with unexplained infertility
4. Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
5. Nearly 50 Million Couples Worldwide Report Infertility
6. Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York Now Participating in the WINFertility® Direct-to-Consumer IVF Program
7. New Englanders Without IVF Coverage Have a More Affordable Way to Seek Help Through the WINFertility® Treatment Program
8. WINFertility Treatment Program Expands to Central/Southern Texas. Program Makes IVF Treatment More Affordable for Patients Without Infertility Insurance Coverage.
9. Naturally Combat Intake of BPA and Prevent Infertility with Dr. Bob “The Drugless Doctor”
10. Herbal Medicine Is a New Option for Treating Female Infertility Caused by Tubal Blockage and Hydrosalpinx, Announces Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM Clinic
11. Pregnancy Miracle Review Reveals Lisa Olson's Efficient Infertility Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which ... current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... a leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint ... Health. , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at ... raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 ... to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. ... The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show ... The segment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: