BEACHWOOD, Ohio-- A very special Mother's Day brunch will honor a beloved nurse who was murdered, while helping families struggling with infertility.
Three years after Aliza Sherman was killed while going to meet her attorney in Cleveland, her family, friends and colleagues have planned an extraordinary tribute.
Sunday, May 8, a brunch will be held at the Beachwood Cleveland Clinic building at 26900 Cedar Rd., that houses the fertility center, which Aliza considered a home away from home.
“It was truly one of her greatest passions in life,” said daughter, Jennifer Sherman.
Tickets cost $25 each or $45 for two; all proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Clinic's Harboring Hope Fund.
"Harboring Hope offers an opportunity for those patients who need but can’t afford a second IVF cycle, another chance for pregnancy for free,” said Dr. Rebecca Flyckt, Associate Staff in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic.
In vitro fertilization treatments are not always covered by insurance and can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Dr. Flyct and Jennifer say this brunch and fundraiser is the perfect way to continue Aliza’s legacy of love.
“Being able to have a baby is truly a miracle,” said Jennifer. “I can’t imagine a greater gift than to allow a woman and family another chance at that miracle.”