Thursday, April 16, 2009
To my readers who might be Canadian, and/or any who happen to be in or near the Toronto area for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10, 2009, this is an event that I believe would be of great benefit.
At 10 a.m. on Mother's Day, the group Conceivable Dreams (the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for IVF Coalition) is holding a march and rally to raise awareness about infertility in Ontario. The event is called "Pram Push for IVF Funding" and makes for a great lead-in event to kick off Canadian Infertilty Awareness Week. They'll be marching from Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto City Hall) to Queen's Park and there they'll hold a rally and hear guest speakers.
If I weren't going to be in West Virginia at that time, I'd be making the drive to Toronto specifically to join with them... pregnant or not. This issue deserves attention by the Ontario and Canadian governments and I would imagine that with enough support, it would personalize the issue of infertility for a number of people who might be watching the event unfold.
I encourage you to peek at their website: http://www.conceivabledreams.org/. You can sign up for the march and rally on the website. They have a Facebook group too apparently. Or maybe you can post the link to the printable PDF on your own blog (http://www.conceivabledreams.org/cd/prampush2009.pdf). Anything to help!
I contacted one of the organizers, Kerri Stanford (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she said, "Please publicize our event as much as you would like. You can link the website, facebook event, our poster or anything that you would like. [...] Please have your blogger friends pass along the information to anyone who they feel would be interested in attending. Please feel free to use all your connections to help us!" She also said if anyone has questions or concerns, or needs further information to get in touch with her via the e-mail address above.
So I implore you, join in if you can. And thank you in advance. From all of the infertiles in Ontario, thank you for your help! Thank you! THANK YOU!!!! *hugs*