SAVE THE DATE! Worldwide Endometriosis March 2020

Join us for the Worldwide EndoMarch on Saturday, March 28, 2020! Stay tuned for more details.



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:

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

DC Worldwide Endomarch 2018

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:


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.


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

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