It was a privilege to attend various events throughout the month and learn from physicians as well as patients about endometriosis. While, we were unable to attend the Endomarch and the EFA on Today events, we were there in spirit cheering everyone on! It was great work for endometriosis awareness.
It was lovely to see endometriosis getting out there in main stream media and I was thrilled to see that the New York Times was able to run their article at the end of March to add that extra piece of awareness.
This past weekend was the EFA patient day, medical conference days, and the Blossom Ball. Patient day was lovely and involved various speakers and an amazing panel of physicians and researchers as well as break out groups. I had the opportunity to meet new patients and some of the specialists in person.
There was a lot to be learned from that day including herbal tips for endometriosis from Dr. Taylor, and to hear about upcoming research for endometriosis. It was especially nice to have an open panel of physicians answering questions on various topics regarding endometriosis care.
The Blossom Ball featured a video with patients and their supporters discussing endometriosis and a lovely speech by Diana Baldo-a patient.
Endometriosis may not be on the forefront of every news article-but people are beginning to listen and there are people on our side as patients.
At Knock Out Endo, we are finally able to start helping patients and are speaking with many women about excision surgery. While monetary donations towards excision may be small right now, we truly feel that growth is happening and are of course happily accepting donations to further help women get their surgery.
We will be updating the website to feature a page about patients, their supporters, and their stories later on in the month.
If there are any questions regarding excision surgery funding and/or being featured on our new page to share your story, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned everyone and remember you are not alone! We fight as one together!