House Joint resolution No. 55 Passes Unanimously Designating March, in 2018, and in each succeeding year, As Endometriosis Awareness Month

by Judith Mitchell

We were contacted today by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam’s office notifying us that a bill introduced in January of this year has become signed into law and is a permanent reminder that the Virginia Assembly supports the designation of March each year officially as Endometriosis Awareness Month. The House voted 98-0 and the Senate 38-0 in unanimous support for Virginia women.

On behalf of Virginia women affected by endometriosis, we would like to officially thank Delegate Mark Keam for his unwavering support and hard work to bring this matter to the forefront and we look forward to working with him in the future.

– Virginia HOPE

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TODAY Show Shares Endometriosis Story

Once again, the TODAY Show and NBC News have shared the personal endometriosis story by our co-founder Chandelis Duster. We salute her courage and thank her for using her journalism skills to inspire others. You can read her story below:

http://www.today.com/health/pain-uncertainty-young-woman-shares-her-struggle-endometriosis-t77606

DC Worldwide Endomarch 2018

WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH
WHAT: Washington, DC 2018 Endometriosis March (EndoMarch)
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12pm-5pm
WHERE: Howard University Hospital, Towers Auditorium,
2041 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20060

DIRECTIONS: See below
PARKING: See below for main campus parking instructions
METRO: Shah-Howard Univ. Metro Stop (Green Line) – See below for details
HOTELS: See below for a list of several hotels near the event
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE

PROGRAM WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH
1 – Introduction of Dr Ceana Nezhat Co- Founder of World Wide Endometriosis March
and Endometriosis Day by Dr Bada
2 – Welcome to Worldwide Endomarch Washington D.C.
Why we founded Worldwide Endometriosis March (Endomarch) and Worldwide Endometriosis Day, its impact for the past 5 years.
By Dr Ceana Nezhat

Testimonials:
3 – Gabrielle Martinez-Planned Parenthood (endo impact in DC)
4 – Jennifer Chu- ITR Phys Ther (phys thx approach to endometriosis/ pelvic pain mgmt)
5 – Dr Morozov- WHC (new developments in diagnosing endo. Surgical treatment.)
6 – Dr DeCherney- NIH (developments in medical mgmt of endo)
7 – Further patients opinions, testimonies, opinions, question and answers.
8 – March (May Be virtual) and closing ceremonies.

DIRECTIONS
The Washington, DC EndoMarch takes place at the Howard University College of Medicine, located at 520 W Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20059. Just bear in mind that this location is about 3 blocks away from the main Howard University campus (about a 6 minute walk, per Google Maps). Click here for directions to Howard University’s main campus parking lot.  Once at the main campus, walk south on 6th Street, NW for 3 blocks, and then turn left at W Street NW. The entrance to the College of Medicine will be on your right side.

PARKING
For those who are driving, you can park for free in the main Howard University campus parking lot: Just tell the attendants you are with the EndoMarch event. Street parking is available on 6th Street NW if the Howard University main campus parking lot is full, though this is unlikely. Click here for the driving directions to the parking lot.

METRO
The Metro stop nearest to Howard University College of Medicine is the Shah-Howard Univ. Green Line stop. The Yellow Line also serves the area during off-peak hours. Click here for Google Map directions on how to get from the Shah-Howard Univ. Metro stop to Howard University College of Medicine.

HOTELS
Click here for a list of hotels that offer discounts for visitors to Howard University.
Click here for a list of other hotels near to Howard University College of Medicine.

DC Worldwide EndoMarch 2016

It’s here! The Worldwide Endomarch taking place in DC is on March 19, 2016 and we can’t wait to see you there! Details below:

WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH

WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 1:00 pm  Start Time

WHERE: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St, SE, Washington, DC 20003

WHAT: 3rd Annual Worldwide Endometriosis March (EndoMarch)

No registration required-All are welcome to attend. Just show up.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Registration Check-in | Exhibitors | ENDO QUILT

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Opening Ceremony | Panel of Experts*

Dr. Ceana Nezhat
Dr. Paya Pasic
Mr. Sean Tipton

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: 30-MINUTE BREAK

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Speeches

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm: 20-MINUTE BREAK

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm: Ramp-up to start the March

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Press Conference

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm:  We March! | Candlelight Vigil**

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Post-March Gathering | Awards | Speeches

* * Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Ceana Nezhat, MD, Co-Founder of Worldwide Endometriosis March and
Dr. Paya Pasic, MD, PHD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, University of Kentucky, Louisville Kentucky,
The Dilemma of Endometriosis: Lack of Awareness
Opening Remarks by Mr. Sean Tipton, Vice President of American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Closing Remarks and Session Transition by Dr. Ceana Nezhat, MD

There will also be a screening of the movie ENDO WHAT? at the march. Time is TBA.

endo what

For more information visit endomarch.org.

Endo Q&A with Mary Lou-Ballweg – Founder of Endometriosis Association

Join us in Baltimore, Maryland on October 20, 2015 for a panel discussion with Endometriosis Association Founder Mary Lou-Ballweg for an Endo Q&A. Other panelists include Endometriosis Researcher Kevin Osteen, and NIH Endometriosis Doctor and Researcher Pam Stratton. This event will take place at Light Street Presbyterian Church (809 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230) at 6:15 p.m. It is FREE and open to all, but you must RSVP by calling (414) 355-2200  or by emailing Gloria@EndometriosisAssn.org.

RAFFLE!

Virginia HOPE is holding a raffle to raise funds for our DC event in March! 14k white gold, .35 karat, 18″ diamond pendant. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The Appraisal certificate also free: $756 value. Drawing will be held December 5, 2015 and you don’t have to be present to win. This is a great gift in time for the holidays. Please reach out to one of co-founders or send us an email for your ticket!

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