BENEFITING: ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2016
One in ten women has endometriosis, a disease in which tissue similar to the endometrium is found outside of the uterus and on other parts of the body. The most common symptom is horrible cramps and chronic pain, affecting all aspects of daily life. Endometriosis is also the leading cause of infertility. One hundred and seventy six million women in the world have endometriosis— living with debilitating pain and struggling with infertility—yet there is no cure.
Winning & Grinning is an empowerment group for women with endometriosis. We are a group of women who connect positively over their common disease, inspiring each other to attain small victories and accomplishments despite endometriosis. Now with 4,000 followers on Instagram and almost 1,000 likes on Facebook, Winning & Grinning has touched many women suffering from, and fighting back against their endometriosis. Whether it be getting out of bed, finishing a marathon or full day of work, women have sent in pictures, stories, and motivation to inspire others to win against their disease.
On April 17th, 2016, the Women's MORE/SHAPE half marathon will be held in New York City. Winning & Grinning is participating in this event and fundraising for the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), an organization researching a cure for endometriosis and working on early intervention programs to educate girls on endometriosis and strive toward earlier diagnosis, decreasing years of debilitating pain and infertility. We are creating a strong, empowering group of women (contact if interested!) who will complete this half marathon together as the Winning & Grinning team. The team is committing to fundraising and training wherever we may be until race day, and all money will be donated to the EFA.
Winning & Grinning is about working as a team to motivate and help others. Join our team in any way, whether it be running, donating, or sending messages of support so we can get closer to a pain-free, endometriosis-free world. All donations appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Hannah Y. Ephraim
Founder of Winning & Grinning