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Margaret Cianci

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual End Endo 5K on Sunday. This year has been incredibly hard for so many, and we appreciate everything you do to support EndoFound's programs, legislative advocacy, and research. The endo community is so strong. There is still time to help Team EndoFound reach its goal of $15K. An anonymous donor will match every dollar if we reach our goal. See more below about the amazing team and how you can help them over the finish line. 

As this week comes to a close, we are still awaiting the outcome of not only our presidential election but many races across the country. We want to assure you that we will continue to work with all elected officials on both the state and federal levels to advocate for women's rights across the country, and we will never stop fighting for you.

In community,

margaret

Margaret Caspler Cianci
Executive Director, EndoFound

Highlights from the End Endo 5K
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From Washington to Florida and Minnesota to Texas, Team EndoFound walked, ran, hiked, and biked over 796 miles to End Endometriosis last weekend. These dedicated individuals got moving in spite of rain and snow, COVID-19 restrictions, and endo flares and pain. And they’re still fundraising! Help Team EndoFound reach their goal of $15K to make a difference in endometriosis treatment and care. Every dollar will be matched by an anonymous donor if we reach our goal. Why does Team EndoFound want to End Endo? Check out our highlights and photo gallery from the event here!

Help Us Reach Our Goal
Why Jackie Fischer is Ending Endo
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Jackie Fischer had pain for years, multiple excision surgeries, and was not diagnosed with endometriosis until she had an ovarian torsion and was rushed to the emergency room. Her hope is to fundraise so no one in the future has to wait like she did for a diagnosis that is delayed 7-10 years. “I want there to be more awareness and faster diagnosis,” Jackie says, “so that people can be treated immediately and with the proper care. There are so many health issues associated with endometriosis because it affects so many parts of the body and it’s a battle for many people just to get by day to day. The more people participate in these events, raise funds and awareness, the faster we can get proper treatment and help people live lives in less pain!” Thank you to Jackie for being an endometriosis advocate and raising over $2,000 to end endo.

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Felicia Maiello’s Endo Story
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Felicia Maiello had pain for years before she was finally diagnosed with endometriosis. “This diagnosis was the most bittersweet thing to ever happen to me. I felt validation that the pain I have felt for close to twenty years was real, and yet I also felt an overwhelming sadness knowing that I will have this disease for the rest of my life.” Now, she aims to reframe her pain, starting with sharing her story. “Instead of feeling weak because we suffer through this,” Felicia says, “I want us to feel empowered because we are strong, because we live through daily chronic pain and still try to manage a “normal life.”

Felicia’s Story
On the Horizon: Monthly Q&A with Endo Experts
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We’re working on launching a monthly Q&A with endo experts and we want to hear from you. What endometriosis questions would you like answered? Please share three questions on this google form and we’ll share with the physicians.

Share Your Question
Save the Date! Giving Tuesday is December 1st
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Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity and to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities. We will be sharing ways you can participate in Giving Tuesday while making a meaningful impact to fund landmark endometriosis research. Stay tuned and mark your calendar!

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