Two Year Old Organization Wins $50K Grant to Support Couples on the Path to Parenthood
HOUSTON – FEBRUARY 2, 2012 – Last month, Vivere Health, LLC, a national leading network of Fertility Centers of Excellence which is dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes, announced that they will award a $50,000 health grant to Sparkles of Life, Inc. The financial grant program will assist couples with the costs of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The Vivere-Garden of Life Grant will be distributed over five years in the amount of $10,000 each year. Utilizing the grant, the Houston Fertility Institute (HFI) will administer IVF treatments to five couples each year. Dr. Daniel Williams, the Vivere-Garden of Life Program Director will manage the treatments. The 2012 Vivere-Garden of Life Grants were awarded to families in January 2012.
Sparkles of Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families on their paths to parenthood. The organization offers support for women whose journey consists of infertility, miscarriages or delayed parenting through education, empowerment and advocacy. Sparkles of Life provides creative and unique programs that offer support and educational services which include: Countdown to Conception; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimesters; When a Sparkle is Lost; Monthly “Heart to Heart” chats and an annual Conference and Mother’s Heart Brunch. Sparkles of Life, founded by Rhonda Lewis-Nwosu in 2008, after her own personal journey with infertility. Now the proud parents of twin girls, Rhonda’s mission is to share hope and support with other families who are struggling with infertility issues and desiring to be parents.
More information can be found at http://sparklesoflife.org/
Vivere Health Founder and CEO Joseph A. Cashia stated, “We understand that fertility treatments can be a financial burden, but that doesn’t lessen the desire to have a child. I hope we are able to help more couples realize that dream through these charitable programs.”
Information regarding application and qualification for the Vivere-Garden of Life Grant can be found on the Sparkles of Life website. http://sparklesoflife.org/.
About Vivere Health, LLC
Vivere Health is a national leading network of Fertility Centers of Excellence dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes. Founded in 2010, the company partners with leading reproductive endocrinologists nationally, developing Ambulatory Surgery Centers and IVF. For more information about Vivere Health, LLC, please visit: www.viverehealth.com
About Houston Fertility Institute
Houston Fertility Institute (HFI) recognizes the important role that trusting, caring relationships between patients, physicians, and staff play in overcoming infertility. All of their patients are cared for with sensitivity, compassion, and understanding throughout their treatment process. HFI is committed to provide patients with a full spectrum ofdiagnostic testing and infertility treatment options, including infertility testing, surrogacy services, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). For more information about Houston Fertility Institute, please visit: www.hfi-ivf.com
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Sparkles of Life – 11569 Hwy 6 South, Ste 148, Sugar Land, TX 77498
Office (281) 397-3260 Mobile (281) 924-1325
*Sparkles of Life is a tax exempt, 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization benefiting women on their way to motherhood
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