The movie was a brilliant choice and a real eye opener for my wife and I of what so many brave couples actually go through. Thank you for the experience.’ – Anonymous
‘It was incredible to be surrounded by such genuine compassion and support from our community. We’ve been feeling so isolated until now, as we are the last of our friends to start a family (not by choice!) and we haven’t felt comfortable talking about it to anyone. Last night gave my husband and I the strength that we needed to pluck up the courage for our first round of IVF. We now have hope, thanks to you AJFN, and all those amazing people who came to support.’ – Anonymous
Wow – what a fabulous night! Thank you for being one of the 253 men and women from all sections of our community at last night’s AJFN Cinema for the Soul event. We have been absolutely blown away by your generosity, compassion and support. For those who missed it, we hope to see you at our next event!
Our goal was to raise enough to be able to call the four couples on our waiting list today with the good news that we are able to support one round of treatment costs for each of them…however, thanks to you, we are not only able to do that, but we now have enough funding to support up to 12 rounds of standard IVF treatments for couples, as we were able to raise an incredible $63,000 net (and still counting)! But our job is by no means done because there is an increasing number of couples seeking our assistance and as we know it can often take a number of rounds of treatment to achieve a successful outcome.
The value of creating another precious life is simply priceless. Thank you for helping us support these couples to achieve their dreams of having a child of their own.
Check out the photos from the night here with thanks to our photographer Ofer Levy who generously donated his time and talents. If you share them on social media please tag @AustralianJewishFertilityNetwork and #ajfn_syd.
Mazal Tov to our lucky prize winners! We will be in contact with you this week for you to claim your prize.
2 x bounce chairs, Jason.L Furniture: Dina Savitz
1-hour Massage – Henrietta Winn: Rachel Kluwgant
1-hour private yoga session – Beth Borowsky, Just Breathe Yoga: Tamar Hayman
2 x 60 minute Environ Vitamin Boost facial: Bare Necessities: Lindy Kaplan & Larry Fingleson
Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky: Chana Chaiton
Dinner for two at Katzy’s: Ronni Meyerson
1-hour yoga therapy session – Lee Bachar Adler at The Well, Bondi :Geraldine Harkham
3 x Double Passes for Event Cinemas Gold Class: Rebecca Elias,Mika Rom and Tammy Steiner
Laser Treatment, Bay laser: Michelle Eisenberg
Wash and Blow-dry – Bryoni’s Hair: Gina Rosen
Finally, if you know of a couple who are trying to start a family, please let them know about the support we can offer. If you are keen to volunteer as a mentor for AJFN, please find more info here.On behalf of the AJFN, and the families in our community that you’ve helped us support, thank you for playing such an integral role in creating new Jewish life and being part of an important conversation. The power of community can truly generate miracles. We look forward to hopefully share good news with you soon.
With best wishes and sincere gratitude
The AJFN Team