Navigation Links
Educational Grant Awarded to Winner of Ferring Pharmaceuticals' Inaugural Heart to Heart Video Contest
Date:12/19/2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a five year journey to parenthood, the Dodge family of Warrenton, Va. was announced the winner of Ferring Pharmaceuticals' 2013 Heart to Heart Video Contest. The contest gave parents who have struggled with infertility a chance to win $15,000 toward their child's education by sharing their story. 

With one in eight couples, or about 7.3 million individuals in the U.S., experiencing infertility[1], the Dodges were inspired to participate in the contest to stimulate a national conversation on the topic, letting those affected by the disease know they are not alone in their journey.  As they share in their video, their journey included three miscarriages, 16 sessions of grief counseling, four IVF cycles, 164 fertility injections, 112 days of bed rest, and 43 ultrasounds.

"We are so grateful to have the opportunity to share our story and, hopefully, reduce the stigma that is often associated with fertility issues," said Aren Dodge.  "It has been a long journey to parenthood which included thousands of prayers and millions of tears, but we are so grateful to have our miracle baby at the end of our journey and want to encourage others going through the process to never give up hope." 

This fall, thousands of voters participated in the public voting period and ultimately named Aren and her husband Jeff winners. As a result, they will receive a $15,000 educational fund for their daughter, Alison June Dodge. Each of the four runners-up will also receive a $2,000 educational fund for their children.

"We are thrilled to name the Dodge family as the winner in the first Heart to Heart Video Contest," said Nick Hart, Business Unit Head for U.S. Reproductive Health for Ferring. "Aren and Jeff were not only open about the struggles they faced during their journey to parenthood, but also sent a message of encouragement to others affected by the disease and similarly hoping to expand their families."

This year's Heart to Heart Contest, which launched in March 2013, encouraged parents who have struggled with infertility to submit a creative video that showed the steps they took to achieve their dream of parenthood.

To learn more about the Heart to Heart Video Contest or view the Dodge's story, visit www.hearttoheartcontest.com.

About Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven biopharmaceutical company devoted to identifying, developing and marketing innovative products in the fields of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and osteoarthritis. For more information, visit www.ferringUSA.com.

[1] "Fast Facts About Infertility." RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. 2011. http://www.resolve.org/about/fast-facts-about-fertility.html.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. New 2 Hour Educational Learning Labs Will be Unveiled at Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Event in Anaheim
2. Mondo Guerra and the Merck HIV Educational Campaign I Design Invite the Community to Pledge Action in Honor of World AIDS Day
3. Grant from Smith & Nephew Helps Continue Educational Activities for Podiatric Surgeons
4. UBM Announces Free Educational Content at MD&M Minneapolis and MinnPack
5. Sysmex America Leads Educational Offerings Focused on Healthcare Reforms Impact on the Clinical Laboratory
6. Eisai Launches New Website Providing Employers with Educational Resource for Obesity Management
7. Perrigo Nutritionals Works with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Infant Nutrition Educational Initiative
8. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company launch educational campaign about emerging science in type 2 diabetes
9. Mast Therapeutics Presents MST-188 Data at 7Th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium
10. NxStage Educational Reception at Annual Dialysis Conference Features Celebrity and Former NxStage User Stephen Furst
11. Leading Breast Surgeons Highlight Techniques and Visualization Technologies for Improved Clinical and Aesthetic Outcomes at Invuitys Surgeon Educational Symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) ... Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with respect ... Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June 24, ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have ... and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient ... patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have ... medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming ... are providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation , ... Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard Medical ... Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and the ... five finalists of Lyme Innovation , the ... 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a ... they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental ... exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took place ... BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort to ... treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain management ... (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda ... orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including ... accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):