Contact: Candy McVicar, 763-497-0709 * info@missinggrace.org

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--April 2007--The Missing GRACE Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing programs and support nationwide for families and caregivers dealing with pregnancy, infant loss, infertility and adoption is holding its fourth GRACE Conference & Retreat: A Weekend of Renewal and Education on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th, 2007 at the Radisson Conference Center in Plymouth, Minnesota.

U.S. Senator Norm Coleman
will deliver the keynote address Hope for Tomorrow at the "Night Lights" Benefit Banquet Saturday evening and local TV meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas will Emcee the event. Both men are bereaved fathers. “Losing a child is a devastating event. The work performed by the Missing GRACE Foundation is invaluable in helping couples, families and healthcare providers better understand the pain of loss and how to effectively move forward in grief,” said Senator Coleman.

The two-day conference will draw families and caregivers from all over the country to the Twin Cities to attend the more than thirty sessions on topics that include: pregnancy and infant loss, umbilical cord accidents, pregnancy care, infertility, medical and alternative treatments, health and wellness and adoption issues.

The President of Pregnancy Institute, Dr. Jason Collins, OB/GYN, President of the American Holistic Medical Association, Larry Palevsky, MD, FAAP and Infertility Specialist, Charles Coddington, III, MD from Mayo Clinic join highly acclaimed authors Marianne Richmond, Sherokee Ilse, Lorraine Ash, and Kimberly Webb along with forty other respected speakers and experts, in two days of enlightening and life changing educational presentations. CEUs are provided for most care-giving professions.

Missing GRACE Foundation was founded by Candy and Steve McVicar after they experienced the tragedy of stillbirth. The Organization, initially formed to provide support to parents of stillborn babies, has grown to include support for additional issues: pregnancy and infant loss from conception to the first year of life, infertility, adoption and advocating for patient-focused prenatal care in pregnancies for all women.

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