|[December 14, 2011]
Vivere Health Forms Grant Program to Support Fertility Treatments Through Non-Profit Organizations
FRANKLIN, Tenn. --(Business Wire)--
Vivere Health, LLC, a national leading network of Fertility Centers of
Excellence dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes,
announced today the formation of a company-sponsored financial grant
program to assist couples in paying for fertility treatments.
In its inaugural year, Vivere will partner with Sparkles of Life, Inc.
and Fertile Dreams, two 501(c)3 organizations in the fertility space, to
provide the grants to applicants selected by the charity organizations.
Sparkles of Life, Inc. is a Texas-based non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting families on their paths to parenthood, including
educating and supporting women through the IVF process. The
organization's Vivere-Garden of Life Grant will help cover the
costs of IVF for five couples each year. The Vivere-Houston Fertility
Institute will provide the IVF treatment to grant awardees.
Florida-based Fertile Dreams is a non-profit organization that aims to
bring education and understanding of fertility issues to the forefront
and to provide hope and financial assistance to couples trying to become
parents. Vivere will help sponsor the organization's Embracing Hope
Grant, which helps recipients cover the costs of IVF treatments at
any fertility center in the nation.
"Sparkles of Life and Fertile Dreams are two excellent organizations,
and I am proud Vivere is able to support their missions to help
deserving couples have children," said Vivere Health Founder and CEO
Joseph A. Cashia. "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
Sparkles of Life founder Rhonda Lewis-Nwosu echoed Cashia's sentiments.
"We are grateful for Vivere's support of our organization," she said.
"I've learned through personal exerience how difficult the conception
process can be. The Garden of Life Grant will help make deserving
couples' dreams come true."
More information on applying and qualifying for the Garden of Life
Grant can be found on the Sparkles of Life website. The organization
expects to notify grant recipients in January 2012.
Fertile Dreams founder Mark Trolice, MD, noted that the organization has
awarded over $150,000 in Embracing Hope grants since 2006. "In
the past five years, the Embracing Hope Grant has helped many
couples become parents, and now, with Vivere's support we can continue
to help make dreams come true. I am grateful for the company's support."
Fertile Dreams is now accepting applications for the 2012 Embracing
Hope Grant. More information on applying and qualifying for the
grant can be found on the Fertile Dreams website.
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 laboratories.
Vivere's primary focus is to improve quality outcomes by enabling the
strategic expansion of growing fertility practices by providing capital
and operational support including marketing services, pharmacy services
and back office services. Vivere Health, LLC includes financial sponsor,
Philadelphia-based LLR Partners, and former National Renal Alliance CEO
and founder, Joseph Cashia.
Vivere Health, LLC is headquartered in Franklin, TN and includes the
following locations: Houston Fertility Laboratory, Piney Point Surgery
Center, Austin Fertility Laboratory, Vivere - Dallas Surgery Center,
Vivere - Dallas Fertility Laboratory and Vivere - Winter Park Fertility
For more information about Vivere Health please visit: www.viverehealth.com
About Fertile Dreams, Inc.
Fertile Dreams is a nonprofit 501c3 organization founded by Dr. Mark
Trolice, a Central Florida Infertility physician, and his wife, who
personally experienced fertility issues. The mission of Fertile Dreams
is to empower those touched by fertility issues through prevention,
education, advocacy and research. To learn more, visit www.fertiledreams.org.
About Sparkles of Life, Inc.
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
was founded by Rhonda Lewis-Nwosu in 2008, after her own personal
journey with infertility. Her 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/
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