BENEFITING: ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) is at the forefront of combatting endometriosis, a debilitating disease affecting one in ten women of reproductive age in the US. This disease remains largely out of the public eye despite its devastating effects on so many women and their families. Costing society $110 billion annually in healthcare expenditures and lost productivity, as well as being one of the top three causes of female infertility, endometriosis is a widespread but often misunderstood public health crisis.
While highly prevalent across all racial and ethnic groups, endometriosis is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, leaving patients feeling frustrated and misunderstood. Because the disease affects women during their most productive years, those suffering from endometriosis often face dismantled relationships, hindered academic and professional aspirations, infertility, and financial instability. Effective early intervention can help thwart disease progression, yet on average, patients experience a ten-year delay from the onset of symptoms to diagnosis. In order to combat this, the EFA launched its Endometriosis: Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition (ENPOWR) Project, a school- and community-based program that arms adolescents with information related to disease signs and symptoms. To complement this initiative, Dr. Tamer Seckin, EFA co-founder and world renowned laparoscopic excision surgeon, has written a book that offers comfort and guidance for those facing the disease. Help us enhance our education and awareness efforts today!
Make a $25 gift, and we will send a copy of The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis along with ENPOWR's curriculum to a high school of your choice. Let's reduce the delay to diagnosis and stop the damage of endometriosis before it starts. Your contribution will change a young girl's life and help her reach her potential.