Fertility challenged couples going through difficult times in the country are once again on the front burner of conversation as another opportunity to raise awareness and financial support is taking centre stage tomorrow, Saturday in Lagos.
The event tagged “The Pink and Blue Ball”is being put together by Beibei Haven, a not-for-profit organisation which provides support for women and couples who are experiencing infertility challenges.
Founder, Mrs Tade Alalade who herself had experienced struggles with infertility in her early years of marriage explained in a statetement that the event which is an annual dinner reception and fundraiser ball is meant to give support to fertility challenged women in an atmosphere of entertainment and fun.
This year’s edition tagged “The Pink and Blue Ball” is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 10th June 2017 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to Alalade, “The event will have financial donors come together to enjoy an evening of entertainment including a 3-course meal, complimentary drinks and music by A-list Djs and entertainers with the aim to help raise funds for Beibei Haven Foundation to continue to offer free grants to women and couples who are having challenges such as Infertility, Pregnancy/baby loss and Genotype challenges with focus on low income earners.
“All proceeds will go directly to helping these couples who need medical assistance”, states Alalade..
Local businesses and industries are being approached with a request to support this event in the form of direct sponsorship, partnership as well as donations for an Art and Fashion charity auction taking place on the night of the ball.
Businesses and Industries supporting this event include: Guardian Woman, Bella Naija, Exquisite Magazine, Medplus, Sweet Kiwi, Lagos Mums, Ayo Van Elmar, Iro Lagos, Seun O, Fablane by Derin, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Art Smith Collections by Gbenga Dada, Nkemka Uche and more.
Mrs. Tade Alalade, Founder of Beibei Haven Foundation struggled with trying to conceive in the early years of her marriage. She lived in fear of being judged by what she was going through and was unable to find adequate support to help her through.
In addition to her fertility challenges, financial difficulties also played a major role as she could not afford the necessary treatments and had to resort to getting a loan which led her to work constantly for the first 2 years of her marriage to pay for fertility treatments.
It is based on her experience that she decided to establish the Beibei Haven Foundation to support other women and couples who are struggling to conceive by giving them the assurance that they are not alone in their fertility journey and all hope is not lost.