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RESOLVE Celebrates The 40th Birthday of the First U.S. IVF Baby

RESOLVE and Elizabeth Carr join forces to raise funds to support increased access to care.

(McLean, VA, December 21, 2021) RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is pleased to announce a new campaign to celebrate the 40th birthday of Elizabeth Carr, the first IVF baby born in the U.S. RESOLVE and Carr are working together to raise $40,000 for the 40 years of service to the family building community. Funds will support critical RESOLVE initiatives, including access to care programs such as Coverage at Work and advocating for state insurance laws, as well as RESOLVE’s free support group program that ensures everyone has access to the emotional support they deserve.

“In many ways, the United States is far behind other countries when it comes to access to reproductive medical care for family building, and we have a long way to go. Fundraising to support the critical advocacy work that RESOLVE does is imperative if we are going to move toward coverage for all,” said Carr.

RESOLVE kicks off the campaign with a virtual birthday card that a person can sign once they make a donation. The campaign continues through May 8, 2022, Mother’s Day. Those who donate to the campaign will be invited to join Elizabeth for a special book club with the upcoming release of her memoir, as well as be invited to the only interview with Elizabeth and her mother, Judith Carr.

“Happy Birthday Elizabeth! We’ve come so far in 40 years, but there is still so much work to be done so that access to family building options is available to everyone who needs it,” commented Barbara Collura, President/CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “This is an incredible milestone in family building history, and I’m so grateful that Elizabeth Carr continues to raise awareness about infertility and family building options.”

To learn more about this campaign visit Elizabeth Carr’s personal fundraising page.

About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit