Endometriosis awareness march, 3/19/16

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month! This Saturday, March 19, 2016, numerous locations around the country and the world will march for Endometriosis awareness. Dubbed “EndoMarch,” these coordinated marches are intended to bring awareness to the too-often suffered and t00-often not spoken about condition of Endometriosis.

Every year,  thousands of EndoMarchers from around the world join together on EndoMarch Day (World Endometriosis Day) to raise awareness about endometriosis, an incurable disease that can potentially cause crippling pain, organ damage, infertility, and other severe and sometimes life-threatening medical consequences if inadequately treated. In fact, endometriosis (including adenomyosis) is the third leading cause of gynecologic hospitalization and is the leading cause of the estimated 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the U.S

If you aren’t someone who suffers from this condition, it’s likely you know someone who does. Aside from causing incredible pain and discomfort, endometriosis can also affect a woman’s intimate life due to pain and frustration.

March in your city for Endometriosis awareness

In the US, there are marches and events scheduled in Washington, DC, New York and San Francisco. You can check the EndoMarch site for a schedule of events. Listed below are times and locations for each city. No registration is necessary. Just show up and remember to wear YELLOW!

Washington, DC

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

Events begin at 1 pm

San Francisco, CA

United Nation Plaza, Market St & Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Events begin at 12 pm

New York, NY

As part of Worldwide EndoMarch 2016, please join Dr. Farr Nezhat on the Plaza of NBC’s TODAY show on Friday morning, March 18th and Saturday morning, March 19th. We hope to be seen and heard by millions of TODAY show viewers.

Source: Worldwide EndoMarch 2016 » IT’S ON! SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016