Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a visionary partner of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association will be sponsoring RESOLVE’s signature fundraising event: The 2018 D.C. Walk of Hope. The Walk of Hope is an annual fundraising event lead by RESOLVE that is hosted in cities across the nation to raise awareness and funding for the infertility community.

The 2018 D.C. Walk of Hope will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the National Harbor, MD with host Melissa Mollett of Washington’s NBC 4. SGF physicians, staff, and current and former patients will join together for the walk. The 2 mile walk around the National Harbor symbolizes the infertility journey – a series of small steps, each one filled with hope and a reminder that no one with infertility should walk alone.

“The Walk of Hope represents SGF’s commitment to the infertility community. It’s events like this that serve as a reminder to the 1 in 8 couples facing infertility that you are not alone in your journey. The Walk of Hope provides an opportunity to not only raise awareness for infertility but raise funds that support education programs and advocacy, which will be used to help others access the care they need to build their families,” says Dr. Rachana Garde of SGF’s Woodbridge, VA and Fairfax, VA offices.

Those attending the race are encouraged to “rock your socks” by wearing your favorite socks during the race. Many infertility patients have special socks that they wear for transfers, procedures, and appointments, which are symbolic to many people on their infertility journey.

Since establishing a partnership with RESOLVE, Shady Grove Fertility has helped to raise not only awareness about infertility, but more than $300,000 in support through annual events that advance RESOLVE’s programming, such as support groups, educational content, public awareness initiatives, and advocacy to ensure that family building options are available to everyone.

To join a Shady Grove Fertility team or to donate to RESOLVE’s initiatives, visit the Walk of Hope registration page for further details.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) 
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 50,000 babies born and counting. With 32 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., GA, and FL, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. Founded in 1974, RESOLVE provides free support groups in more than 200 communities; is the leading patient advocacy voice; and serves as the go-to organization for anyone challenged in their family building. For more information, visit

Ali Williams | [email protected] | 301.545.1350
Shady Grove Fertility Marketing Team