Endometriosis Awareness Months events postponed due to coronavirus

Note From WorldwideEndoMarch regarding #EndoMarch2020:

Dear EndoMarchers around the world,

Safety comes first. We recommend postponing, rescheduling your marches in high risk cities until the risk of CVOID-19 (Coronavirus) has abated. Ultimately, we leave it to the discretion of the individual organizers.

In that spirit, New York (Long Island EndoMarch) and Washington D.C. EndoMarch are being postponed and rescheduled when there is no more threat to the attendees.

We wish the best health for everybody. We will continue to be active on social media and encourage you to do the same.

If you are unable to attend a physical march, do still register for our Virtual EndoMarch, where you can show your support for the movement on March 28th from anywhere around the world.

VIRTUAL ENDOMARCH REGISTRATION
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Endometriosis Awareness Month 2020 Happenings

The Endo Brunch

The Endo Brunch is a meetup for women with endometriosis and other chronic illnesses. At this brunch you will get an opportunity to laugh, talk, and share with people within the endometriosis community.

It will take place at the Silver Light Tavern in Brooklyn, New York on March 14 and goes from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

For information on special guests connect on social media @theendobrunch on Instagram. You can register and purchase tickets here.

Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 11th Annual Medical Conference and Surgeons Symposium: Reoperative Endometriosis

The conference and symposium will take place March 14 – 16 at the Alexandria Center in New York City.

  • Patient Day will occur on Saturday, March 14 at the Alexandria Center in New York City starting at 9:00 am. It will feature panel discussions and breakout groups to help arm you with the tools you need to navigate your life with Endo. From nutrition and exercise to insurance coverage and fertility, this Patient Day will work to uncover the truth in every arena of this disease, at every age.

More information and registration details here.

The Blossom Ball

EFA’s 11th Annual Blossom Ball will be held on March 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City starting at 6:00 pm.

Michael J. Dowling, President, and CEO of Northwell Health, and Dr. Lisa Sanders, a New York Times Magazine columnist and creator of Netflix’s “Diagnosis” will be honored.

For more information and to purchase tickets go here.

George Washington University Hospital Endometriosis Monthly Support Group

As a part of their monthly support groups, the GW Hospital endo support will host a topic discussion on “Pain Management” presented by Dr. Mehul J. Desai.

It takes place on March 18, 2020 at the GWU Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in Washington, DC from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

You can register here.

DC EndoMarch on March 28, 2020 Update

WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH RALLY & RIBBON!
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (2 pm – 4 pm)

Get ready to paint DC Yellow! Join us for the 7th Annual Worldwide EndoMarch, Washington, DC EndoMarch Rally & Ribbon awareness event, taking place on Capitol Hill, in sisterhood with tens of thousands of Endometriosis Activists from around the world who’ll be marching in unison on Saturday, March 28, 2020 to continue fighting for Endometriosis Health Care Reforms & Equality.

US-based EndoMarch events are free, family-friendly, and open to all. Additional event details are still TBA. However, you can register here to reserve your spot and receive automatic email updates.

Follow the Worldwide EndoMarch on Instagram at @wwendomarch or on Facebook at Worldwide EndoMarch Inc to receive periodic updates. You can also follow the DC Facebook Event Page to stay in touch with the local organizers and other participants, or visit the National EndoMarch Team at endomarch.org.

2020 Virtual EndoMarch Details

Can’t make it to the EndoMarch in DC? Join thousands of Endo Activists as a Virtual EndoMarcher from wherever you are on #EndoMarchDay2020 taking place Saturday, March 28, 2020!

The 7th Annual Worldwide Endometriosis March (EndoMarch) is taking place in dozens of cities around the world on Saturday, March 28, 2020. If you cannot make one of the live events, you can still participate as a Virtual EndoMarcher.

VIRTUAL GUEST SPEAKER, GIVEAWAYS

By registering, you’ll be eligible for giveaways, your own personalized runner’s bib for download, and a chance to be interviewed as a Virtual Guest Speaker, all without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Whether you’re organizing your own home-based Virtual EndoMarch awareness party or sharing Endo Awareness selfies online, all are welcome and encouraged to be a part of this amazing march.

Tag Worldwide EndoMarch on Instagram at @wwendomarch or on Facebook at @Worldwide EndoMarch, Inc., with your live stream messages or selfies holding up your awareness signs, so that we can give you a live shout out during the EndoMarch events . Tell the world your story and why you think it’s urgent that endometriosis health care reforms are enacted now!

VIRTUAL ENDOMARCH FACEBOOK

You can also join the Virtual EndoMarch Facebook Group to stay in touch with Virtual EndoMarch teams and participants from around the world, or follow Worldwide EndoMarch on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or at endomarchnews.org.

WASHINGTON, DC ENDOMARCH 2019

Hosted by Howard University, the Nezhat Family Foundation & EndoMarch HQ, join us for the 6th Annual Worldwide Endometriosis March (EndoMarch), taking place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, from 2 pm – 6 pm on EndoMarch Day, Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Admission is free of charge and all are welcome for this family-friendly day to meet other Endo Sisters & Supporters who travel from across the country for the flagship Washington, DC event. You can also click here to join the Washington, DC Facebook group, so that you can stay in touch with the event planners & others who may be attending.

An overview of the event preliminary program is as follows:

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – DC ENDOMARCH 2019
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Registration
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Opening Ceremony & Guest Speakers
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Rally & March!
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Post-march Reception

Register for the event here.  You can also text ENDOMARCH2019 to 66866, to receive the registration link via text.

Virginia HOPE Obtains Statewide Endometriosis Awareness Month Declaration

Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution designating March as Endometriosis Awareness Month in the state of Virginia. Today, Delegate Mark Keam presented that resolution to us, giving his support not only to our mission for awareness and education, but to all women with endometriosis. Thank you so much Delegate Keam, Virginia lawmakers, and Governor Northam for your unwavering support of our cause. A special thank you to our co-founders Ronda Payne, Chandelis Duster, and Judy Mitchell for your vision of hope and passion to uplift women suffering with this painful disease. And thank you VA Hope volunteers, fellow endo sisters, Worldwide EndoMarch Headquarters, The Endometriosis Foundation of America, and families for your strength and encouragement. One day we will find a cure and we will do it together. 

Resolution can be found here.

 

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