1 in 8 women will struggle with infertility in their lifetime, and this same number of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Every day, Texas Fertility Center treats women and men to help them overcome infertility. Our Austin fertility center also helps women who have received a diagnosis of breast cancer by providing egg freezing. There’s another way that we help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Team TFC participates in Race for the Cure.
This year marks the 19th Annual Susan G. Komen Austin Race for the Cure, and our Austin fertility center’s 7th year of sponsorship and participation. Wendy Blocker, TFC Physician and Patient Liaison, has been Team Captain for Team TFC for the last six years. “We take pride in being the largest healthcare team participating in the race. Team TFC will also be sponsoring Team Village, where the top fundraising individuals and teams will have tents at the race,” Wendy said.
If you would like to run with our Austin fertility center to fight breast cancer, you can sign up through the Komen website for $35. If you join by September 1, you’ll receive a Team TFC t-shirt.
More than ever before, our Austin fertility center will focus on fundraising. According to Wendy, “The $35 race fee supports the logistics of the race, but fundraising is what truly makes a difference in the lives of women who are battling breast cancer. All donations go back to the community to pay for life-saving mammograms that insurance won’t cover, as well as rides to chemotherapy.”
Our famous raffle basket from the last two years is back by popular demand. With a $500 value, the basket includes a night’s stay for two people at the Hyatt in Downtown Austin, $200 from Flemings, and wine.
For a chance to win, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 (cash or check) at all of our Austin offices from August 21 to September 22. We will hold the raffle drawing at noon on September 22, and you don’t need to be present to win.
If you’re looking for another way to donate, you can make an online donation to Team TFC using the Komen website through the end of October. Online donations make it easy to get a receipt for tax purposes.
If you would like to learn more about how Texas Fertility Center supports women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, please contact us today.