Our mission is to increase endometriosis awareness, fund landmark research, provide advocacy and support for patients, and educate the public and medical community.
Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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Blossom Ball 2024

FRIDAY, May 3, 2024, 7pm - 11pm

Cocktails & Red Carpet 7:00 pm
Dinner & Awards 8:00 pm
After-Party & Dancing 11:00pm-12:00 am

Festive Attire


EndoFound’s 12th Annual Blossom Ball is on Friday, May 3rd at Gotham Hall in New York City. Blossom Ball is a night to celebrate all those who have worked so hard for the endometriosis cause. The Blossom Ball is an elegant and fun evening to raise money so EndoFound can continue its important advocacy work, outreach, and education to schools, and fund landmark research that gets us each year closer to a cure.

I hope you will mark this date in your calendar and join us for an evening of celebrating all those who have worked so hard for the endometriosis cause!

Master of Ceremonies


  • Alicia Vitarelli

Benefit Chairs

  • Madeleine K. Rudin
  • Ayesha Shand

Live Auction

  • Harry Santa-Olalla
    Famed Auctioneer


For more information please contact EndoFound 

@ (212) 988-4160



Honorary Committee

  • Sophia Banks
  • Lily Brooks-O’Briant
  • Olivia Culpo
  • Corinne Foxx
  • Terri Irwin
  • Robert Irwin
  • Alexis And Billy Joel
  • Chelsea Leyland
  • Leslie Mosier
  • Fọlákẹ́ Olówófôyekù
  • Amy Schumer
  • Lexie Stevenson

Benefit Committee

  • Sarah Berman
  • Samantha Cohen
  • Beth Rudin-DeWoody
  • John Hersam
  • Grant Johnson
  • Judy Joo
  • Maya McHenry
  • Kelly Murphy
  • Vicken Pamoukian, MD
  • Katherine Rudin
  • Serin Seckin MD
  • Emma Siegel
  • Piraye Yurttas Beim PhD


Bindi Irwin, Wildlife Conservationist  and CEO of the Australia Zoo

2024 EndoFound Blossom Award

Bindi Irwin is a dedicated wildlife conservationist, who has inherited her parents' passion for protecting wildlife and wild places. She educates millions of people on the importance of protecting our natural world. Born to Wildlife Warriors Steve and Terri Irwin, Bindi is determined to carry on her father’s legacy and make a positive difference on the planet.

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Bindi Irwin

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

2024 EndoFound Industry Award

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research - ROSE Study
Peter Gregersen, MD
Christine Metz, MD

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, part of Northwell Health, is a leading hub for medical innovation in New York. With 50 labs and 5,000 staff, it advances research in genetics, oncology, and bioelectronic medicine. Notably, its ROSE study, led by Drs. Christine Metz and Peter Gregersen, aims to enhance endometriosis diagnosis and treatment through genetic and cellular research. Over 2,699 participants are involved, with a second phase, ROSE II, underway.


Ridhi Tariyal

2024 EndoFound Innovation Award

NextGen Jane

Ridhi Tariyal is an engineer, scientist, businesswoman, and aspiring writer. She co-founded NextGen Jane out of frustration but has stayed for the rigorous intellectual challenge and the chance to fix something broken. Her passions include genomics, women's health, work in emerging markets, and a good Spotify playlist.

Ridhi holds a B.S. in Industrial Institute from Georgia Institute of Technology, an S.M. in Biomedical Enterprise from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ridhi also has project management in her portfolio from Broad Institute and has been a Blavatnik Fellow at Harvard Business School.

Ridhi Tariyal, NextGEN Jane

Press Release

Bindi Irwin To Receive the Blossom Award at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 12 th Annual Blossom Ball

Commenting to People.com today, Bindi Irwin said: “Accepting the Blossom Award from the Endometriosis Foundation of America is a profound honor. Grateful for the chance to use my platform in raising awareness about this disease. It means so much to me and my family to be part of this year's Blossom Ball alongside so many extraordinary attendees. The Blossom Award signifies more than a recognition of my journey; it is a powerful celebration of the strength within every individual facing this often-overlooked public health issue and the unwavering resilience of the 200 million-plus Endo Warriors worldwide.

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