CHICAGO, Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation will host its 2nd annual “Run for Life" 5K on Sunday, September 25th at Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview. The event will raise funds for Life Grants, a program offered to couples residing in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana who are seeking to defray the costs of adoption or fertility treatment.
The 2016 Run for Life will include a 5k run, a 1-mile walk, and a 100-yard Kids Dash. In addition, there will be children’s activities including crafts, face painting and games. All races and events are stroller and dog friendly.
"Struggling to become a parent can be difficult physically, emotionally and financially," says Dr. Randy Morris, Life Foundation Board Member and Medical Director of IVF1 in Naperville. “The Run for Life is a fun way to support the Life Grant program, which helps others achieve their dream of parenthood.”
In 2016, the Life Foundation awarded 14 Life Grants totaling more than $140k. Grants provide financial assistance for adoption, 3rd party reproduction and medical treatment, as well as donated services including IVF cycles, legal services, genetic testing and acupuncture services from the Life Foundation’s partners.
The Life Foundation was created to honor the legacy of Dr. Kevin J. Lederer and continue his life mission of helping patients overcome infertility. Dr. Lederer, a well-respected Chicago physician who specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, helped thousands become parents during his career.
To register for the Run for Life, go to www.lifefindsaway.org/run
Run for Life
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Blue Star Memorial Woods, 701 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
The "Run for Life" 5K is sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Natera, IntegraMed, eIVF, Good Start Genetics, Lake Anesthesia Associates, Reprogenetics, Celmatix, Donor Egg Bank USA, Eastern Healing, EMD Serono, Mandell's Clinical Pharmacy, Shine A Light on Fertility, Wheelpower, CapexMD, CombiMatrix, HealthLab, Progyny, Origio, and Reproductive Genetic Innovations, LLC.
To learn more about the Life Foundation and the "Run for Life" 5K, please visit www.lifefindsaway.org.
About The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation:
The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation (“Life Foundation”) is a collaborative, independent Chicago-based non-profit founded in 2014 to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Kevin Lederer, a well-respected and beloved physician who specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The Life Foundation aims to promote health and alleviate the mental and physical distress of individuals and couples diagnosed with infertility by hosting educational events and providing financial assistance through the Life Grant program. To learn more visit www.lifefindsaway.org
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