Fertile Action is a cancer charity working to ensure fertile women touched by the disease have the OPTION to preserve their fertility prior to receiving life-saving treatment that can cause infertility. Our mission is to eradicate cost as the primary barrier preventing these women currently from preserving their fertility.
We Educate, Empower and Advocate:
Provide empowering education to patients and physicians
Decrease fertility preservation costs by more than 50% through our discount network
Offer fertility scholarships on a sliding scale basis
Advocate cancer doctors have the fertility conversation with patients DURING the treatment planning
Alice Crisci founded Fertile Action as the My Vision Foundation in 2008 a few weeks after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31-years-old. Struck by the limited resources available for young women with cancer, and fueled by her personal experience funding her fertility preservation on her American Express card, Crisci vowed to protect the vision women touched by cancer have of their future. The first generation of the charity offered fertility preservation resources and nude photography sessions to women touched by breast cancer. In 2009, Crisci and her board of directors realized they gained so much traction in the fertility preservation field it was necessary to separate fertility and photography services into two separate organizations. Thus, they renamed My Vision Foundation as Fertile Action and joined Community Partners, a 501 c 3 organization for fiscal sponsorship.
Crisci now runs My Vision as a for-profit consumer products Company that also houses My Vision PhotoTherapy, providing photography sessions to women prior to body-altering surgeries. 100% of the proceeds from the photography sessions fund scholarships for Fertile Action and My Vision Photography.
We rely on the support of private donors to help us protect the vision of each young woman’s future as a mother when she is diagnosed with cancer or learns she carries cancer genetic mutations.