The local branch of Hike it Baby has a calendar of volunteer led hikes and park-and-plays aimed at getting babies and young kids outdoors. No hiker is left behind and we make stops for diaper changes and feedings. The national group holds quarterly challenges to encourage members to be active and get outside.
Infertility affects 13.5% of all married, childless women and 1 out of 8 married couples. Those individuals battling infertility not only face not only an emotional journey, but a financial journey as well. Unfortunately, only 8 states (not including Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana) have an insurance mandate that requires employers to include IVF coverage in their health plans. As a result, 85% of infertility patients are self-pay. Parental Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to raise infertility awareness and provide financial assistance to those battling infertility. Parental Hope has an exclusive partnership with the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio (IRH) to support its mission to alleviate the financial burden of IVF by awarding the Parental Hope Family Grant. Parental Hope is a 100% voluntary organization (no salaries!) to ensure as much money raised and contributed to Parental Hope is given to those individuals who need it the most.