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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Endometriosis Awareness Throughout the Month of March

March is the month for Endo sufferers to be heard! In the United States, Congress formally recognizes the entire month of March as "Endometriosis Awareness Month," and in Europe and Australia, the week-long recognition takes place from March 5-11, 2007. See http://www.endocenter.org and http://www.endometriosis.org to learn what others are doing.Some easy ways to get involved, either with your organization of choice or on your own:
Host or participate in a fundraiser for Endo;
Submit articles to your local media outlets and request that they do an Endo feature (or two!);
"Adopt a Doc" (see http://www.endocenter.org/adoptadoctor.htm for details);
Pass out brochures everywhere you go (readily available from all the Endo organizations);
Wear your yellow ribbon jewelry or other Endo accessory with pride (see http://www.cafepress.com/erc for details);
Hand out additional yellow ribbons and/or EndoAngel cards (with details about Endo);
Ask the local high school/middle school nurse(s) if you can present on Endo in young women to the older students;
Ask your local hospital or health center if you can host an educational event on Endo;
Be an advocate to a local Endosister - take her to the doctor or surgery, lend her your support, etc.;
Donate an Endo book to your local library;
Get involved in the legislative awareness campaign (see http://www.endocenter.org/awarenessprogram.htm for details);
Volunteer at a local Endo organization (volunteerism can be done online, too!);
Join a support group for Endo (see http://www.endometriosis.org/support.html for details);
And so much more. No initiative, regardless of how small, is unimportant. Only by working together towards greater awareness can we achieve it!

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