Get Ready To RACE for the Family!!!

THANK YOU for your support of families OVERCOMING infertility and for your support of the 2014 MD Race for the Family, hosted by Shady Grove Fertility Center. This is the 6th year that Shady Grove Fertility has hosted the event and we are so grateful for their continued support of Cade and of families with infertility. The event was a huge success- the weather was perfect- roads were awesome- and there was a lot of energy in the air! We raised almost $60,000 in cash and an additional $18,000 in “in kind” donations for this year’s event.

Highlights include:

Race kick off by 8 year old Miss Junior Pre Teen of Maryland, Ms Laniah Loftin, whose winning platform is “Changing Lives Through Adoption”-

A resounding rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by opera singer Ms Carmelita Bartholomew-

A high impact Zumba demonstration by Mrs Kyra Williams-

Awesome community partner (the Theta Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, president Ms Angela Anglin) who hosted our obstacles-

A FANTASTIC Savannah’s Playground that included the traditional treats and events (Toddler Trot, Arts Crafts, Oh Suzannah the singer) as well as gourmet apple fritters (aka Apple Ugly’s) made specially for the event early that morning in North Carolina and hand delivered-

A HILARIOUS Physicians Tricycle battle, hotly contested and won handily by the Embryologists this year- with the top contender being Embryologist Olga Pilshchikova-

A heartfelt “thank you” from Tiffany Imami Locke- winner of the 2013 MD Race for the Family raffle, who is currently 8 months pregnant as a result of that award-

First place male and female runners: Male- Nicholas Grossi (time 18mins 21 sec.) Female- Christina Papoulias (time 22 mins 20 sec.)

Top Shady Grove Fertility Office Fundraising- Frederick Top Individual Fundraiser- Nathan and Traci Reeves

Family Building Raffle winner- Mrs Lauren Heier Family Building Raffle Winner-

We thank and celebrate everyone who contributed their time, treasure, talent, encouragement and prayer for this event. Together we are OVERCOMING infertility! Race results are available under the MD Race for the Family at

Event photos are available at

CLICK the photo below to see the EPIC Shady Grove Physician’s Tricycle Race from the 2013 MD Race for the Family! Be sure to join us in 2014 to see your favorite Shady Grove physician battle it out for the title!


New for 2014: Come out and try our new obstacle run!


Click HERE for more info about FUN raising for the MD Race

Race for the Family® is a heartwarming family friendly event focused on increasing awareness about infertility and raising money to help infertile couples becoming loving parents! 2014 marks the ninth year that Shady Grove Fertility® is hosting the Cade Foundation Maryland Race for the Family® and Savannah’s Playground®. Our goal is to raise $150,000 and host 800 participants for this year’s event. Sign up today to participate or fundraise and help support families OVERCOMING infertility!


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