The Million Women March for ENDOmetriosis
Pre-March Kickoff Event!
March 27, 2015
Hyatt Place - U.S. Capitol
The EndoSocial 2015 is a pre-EndoMarch mixer - comprised of an Endometriosis Expo with support organization tables, family activities and networking.
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Join us for the 2015 Endomarch on Saturday March 28, 2015.
Washington, DC & Palo Alto, CA
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"Local Women March on Washington for a Cause"
By Melanie Coughlin Special to The Pilot
Several women from the Sandhills plan to march on Washington, D.C., next month to raise awareness of endometriosis — an illness people generally don’t like to discuss.
“It’s time to stop being embarrassed talking about it,” says Krystal Agic, North Carolina precinct manager for The Million Woman March for Endometriosis to take place March 13.
Endometriosis is an incurable disease in which tissue implants itself in the pelvic cavity and becomes cysts, nodules or lesions. The result is debilitating pelvic, back or leg pain and fatigue.
Endometrial growths usually appear around a woman’s reproductive system, but sometimes appear in the lungs, diaphragm and nasal cavity. Endometriosis affects more than 176 million women worldwide; there are also rare cases affecting men.
Agic, a lifelong resident of Moore County until a recent job-related relocation, has had endometriosis for 20 years. She says she was ecstatic to learn about the march because it will bring attention to a condition that people, including health professionals, don’t understand.
“I have always felt like the doctors who treated me didn't really know the best method of treatment, but that for them it was more of a guessing game,” says Mirah Jo Cuthbertson, a resident of Aberdeen who was diagnosed with endometriosis at 16.
Her early diagnosis is not common.
“There is a huge rate of misdiagnosis,” Agic says of the condition. “People can go six to 10 years undiagnosed.”
This is partially because of the lack of research that has been conducted. Agic hopes the awareness raised by the march will subsequently lead to research into the causes of and cures for endometriosis.
Cuthbertson is participating in the march because she remembers the loneliness she felt when she was diagnosed. She hopes that by bringing women together for the cause they will be spared the same experience.
“I want women to know that not only are they not alone but that they are immensely loved and supported by a million women around the world just like them,” she says.
As precinct manager, Agic is charged with, among other duties, finding funding for anyone in the state who wants to join the march. but lacks the resources to travel to Washington, D.C.
For information on registering or making a donation, visit www.millionwomenmarch2014.org or contact Krystal by email at email@example.com and by phone at (910) 986-7705.
Article from: The Pilot.com