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Endometriosis Research Study Newsletter  |  Spring 2014

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      It’s Yellow Ribbon Time!

This March marks the 17th anniversary of Endometriosis Awareness Month. To honor this anniversary, we would like to highlight several events taking place around the world. 

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) is kicking off Endometriosis Awareness Month hosting their Fifth Annual Medical Conference in New York City March 7th- 8th. This year’s theme “Politics, Ethics and Controversies.” features topics ranging from robotic surgery to the link between endometriosis and ovarian cancer. The second day of the conference the Annual Patients’ Day, focuses on discussions for “Outsmarting Endo.” For more information, visit:

Additionally, the EFA will host the Sixth Annual Blossom Ball. This event raises funds to promote endometriosis research and advocacy. Co-Chairs of the 2014 Blossom Ball include Susan Sarandon, Bridget Moynahan, Russell Simmons and co-founder of the EFA, Padma Lakshmi. Information about attending can be found at:

The Endometriosis Association of Ireland will host an Endometriosis Information Day on March 8th with a focus on “Living Well with Endometriosis.” Nutritionist Dian Shepperson Mills is a featured speaker. Following her remarks, the Irish EndoMarch2014 will be held as part of the Million Women March scheduled in the US on March 13th (see description below). For more information, please visit:

On March 12th, The University of Edinburgh and Endometriosis UK are campaigning for the Scottish Government to support and fund at least four specialist endometriosis centers in Scotland by March 2016. The event will be held at Holyrood and will be hosted by the South Scotland MSP, Aileen McLeod. The evening offers a series of short presentations from Kate Hardcastle (TV & Media Business Expert and Supporter of Endometriosis UK), together with endometriosis experts, patient groups, and politicians. More information about this campaign can be found at:

New Zealand will hold it’s 6th Annual Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness and will take place in Hamilton, New Zealand. Over 500 participants in spectacular purple attire will raise awareness of endometriosis. All proceeds collected go to support local endometriosis organizations. For more information about this event, please visit:


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