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Fertile Hope

Address: 65 Broadway, Suite 603
NEW YORK, NY. 10006
Phone: (888) 994-HOPE
Website: http://www.fertilehope.org
Languages Spoken: english

Mission

Founded in October 2001, Fertile Hope is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

Fertile Hope is partnered with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help meet the profound needs of patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. The organization was founded in 2001 by cancer survivor Lindsay Nohr Beck as a result of her own endeavors to preserve her fertility in the face of critical cancer treatments. For more information about Lindsay, please read the Founder's Note.

Fertile Hope is currently pursuing strategies in the following five areas: research, awareness, education, financial assistance and support. The organization will strive to advance fertility research, help advance the understanding of fertility risks and preservation options, allow and encourage personal educated decisions, make preservation treatments available regardless of economic status and help patients cope with important family planning issues.

Fertile Hope is a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.

Programs and Services

The permanent changes in reproductive function are now recognized as one of the most prevalent side effects of cancer therapy. Over the past three decades cancer fighting treatments including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery have led to major advances in the cure rates of various malignancies occurring during the reproductive years, but all have the potential to cause permanent infertility. While several successful fertility preservation options are available, they are underutilized due to a general lack of awareness, education and financial resources. Thus, a large and growing number of patients need help today.

Fertile Hope is dedicated to helping these patients through programs and services in the following five areas:

  • Awareness


Increase awareness of fertility risks and preservation options among medical, patient and lay communities.

  • Education


Provide credible, accurate educational resources to enable educated medical advice and patient decisions.

  • Financial Assistance


Provide fertility preservation financial assistance options for patients whose medical treatments threaten reproductive function.

  • Research


Advance fertility preservation technologies through research grants.

  • Support


Provide support to help patients cope with the physical and emotional issues associated with infertility, fertility preservation, assisted reproduction, family planning, genetic counseling, pregnancy, adoption and other related issues.