Zakim Bridge lit orange to commemorate end of National Infertility Awareness Week

BOSTON — The Zakim Bridge is being lit orange to commemorate the end of National Infertility Awareness Week.

According to a new study released this month by the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 6 people across the globe are affected by infertility and struggle to achieve their dreams of having a family.

Massachusetts is one of the few states that has mandated laws requiring infertility insurance coverage, including IVF, but there is still a significant need to educate, support and talk about the issues facing the infertility community.

To commemorate National Infertility Awareness Week, the Zakim, Longfellow, Fore River, and Burns bridges are lit up orange on Saturday, April 29, the final day of National Infertility Awareness Week.

The orange lights signify unwavering support for those who struggle with infertility and building a family.

The bridge lighting was coordinated by local biopharma company, EMD Serono in partnership with RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association.

To learn more about programs that make fertility treatment more accessible for eligible patients, please visit Fertility Lifelines.

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