It has been a challenging year for everyone, particularly those with endometriosis. COVID-19 caused delayed surgeries and procedures and forced many planned visits to telemedicine. Just when it seemed we found a new norm, the virus is surging again.
We have received so many emails from individuals who have endometriosis telling us how difficult this year has been physically and emotionally. We have been modifying programs and creating new programs and resources to help cope with a new norm that has triggered isolation, anxiety, depression, and financial hardship.
Endometriosis advocate, Merve, remembers feeling isolated and how important community was to her. "I don't know how I would survive and continue living a close to normal life if I didn't have other women* talking about endometriosis. If it weren't for the brave and strong women out there, I would still be in a depression, in this dark rabbit hole, desperate for answers but unable to see any light. Those women helped me find the light, and I am grateful for every single one of them."
How can you help?
1. You can start a fundraising campaign and raise $200
2. You can donate to the team of 200 fundraisers working to raise $200
3. Spread the word about our campaign using handy, customizable assets
What impact will my donation have?
Whether it's $10, $15, or $25—it's what we can do together that matters the most. Collectively donations support endometriosis education, influence policymakers about the disease, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Your support builds endometriosis communities. Just like the one that helped Merve. Together we are making a difference!
Here is EndoFound’s 2019-2020 Impact Report. Thank you for all that you do to make so many of these programs and research possible.
*Our definition of “women” includes transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals.