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Blossom Ball 2024: Honoring Bindi Irwin, A Voice for Endo Warriors

Exciting news! Bindi Irwin will receive the prestigious Blossom Award at the 12th Annual Blossom Ball on May 3, 2024. The Crikey! It's The Irwins star, 25, bravely shared her endometriosis journey, emphasizing its impact. The award signifies not just personal recognition but also celebrates the strength of 200 million-plus Endo Warriors globally. This vital fundraiser educates on endometriosis and supports research. Dr. Tamer Seckin believes Bindi's recognition will drive early diagnoses. Join us on May 3 for a black-tie event with a reception, dinner, performance, auction, and after-party. Tickets start at $750, tables at $15,000. Visit www.endofound.org/blossomball.

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The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EndoFound places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients.

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Dr. Dan Martin to Represent EndoFound at the 2024 ACOG Congressional Conference

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Long Island Student Bringing Endometriosis Education to Her High School’s Health Curriculum

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EndoFound's 15th Annual Global Patient Symposium

March 2-3, 2024
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Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

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