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Two NC Couples Win Grants for Fertility Treatment

Raleigh, NC –  The Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation, a non-profit organization that educates couples about infertility and provides grants to reduce the cost of fertility treatments, announces the latest grant recipients in North Carolina.  

The Board of Directors of the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation has selected Tiffany and Jamie Nelson and Stephanie and Justin Crooks to receive grants to assist them in getting medical treatment for infertility.  They can seek care at any fertility clinic in North Carolina certified by SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, which includes the North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine, Carolina Conceptions, Duke Fertility and UNC Fertility locally.

The couples went through a rigorous application process in which their medical history, fertility journey and financial status all were evaluated thoroughly by the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation Board of Directors, which is made up of several local doctors, former patients, an attorney, an accountant and others with experience in the field of fertility.

Also, the Board of Directors is inviting all members of the public interested in learning more about building their family through assisted reproductive techniques and/or traditional adoption to the 2nd Pay It Forward Fertility Education Forum.  The conference will take place on Saturday, April 30th at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.  This comprehensive symposium will feature nationally known speakers, local fertility clinics, specialty pharmacies, holistic providers, adoption agencies and other vendors related to having children.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one in six couples experiences infertility and the problem continues to grow, making this Education Forum even more important.  More information about the Forum will be available at

The Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that was created to help people of various circumstances afford expensive fertility treatments that are not covered by health insurance. The Foundation awards grants several times a year to couples who live in North Carolina needing assistance in paying for assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), in vitro fertilization using donated eggs and embryo adoption.  The Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation raises most of its funds through an annual gala that takes place in in Raleigh every fall.  This past year, more than $50,000 was raised in order to help couples in North Carolina build their families.

The Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation was started in December 2008 with a generous donation from Lori and Rob Moscato of Raleigh.  The Moscatos conceived their daughter through in vitro fertilization (IVF).  After giving birth to Sophia in 2007 they conceived their son Ryan on their own. “Rob and I feel so blessed and so fortunate to have two little miracles, each in their own way,” explains Lori Moscato. “We were fortunate to have health insurance coverage for our IVF treatments but we know most people don’t.  We want to help those couples because we can’t imagine life without our beautiful children and we want to pay it forward.”  Couples interested in applying for grants should visit to learn about the requirements and to download an application.

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