Every day I am super inspired by all of the incredible folks around me in the endometriosis and infertility communities fighting to make our world a better and safer place for patients worldwide.
Giving Tuesday is a great way to support these amazing non-profits. There is SOOOOOO MUCH work to be done before we reach the awareness and outreach status we can see in the AIDS Community and in the Breast Cancer Community. We have so much to learn from those advocates who fought stigma and raised awareness and funds for research to make huge strides towards improving the lives of patients. Any way you give today will help propel us to where we need to be.
Here is a list of great non-profits and projects to choose from!
The Endometriosis Foundation of America
The EFA has come such a long way in the last two years, from a small non-profit that was only known for their Medical Conference and their Blossom Ball, to an adolescent education machine through their ENPOWR Project. They go into classrooms and educate teens about endometriosis. Can you imagine if you knew about endometriosis when you were a teen? How would an earlier diagnosis have changed your life?
World Endometriosis Research Foundation
How do we find a cure for endometriosis? How we will know what causes endometriosis so we can develop better drugs to treat it and even PREVENT it in future generations? RESEARCH. RESEARCH. RESEARCH. Endometriosis is woefully underfunded when compared to other diseases. Money is desperately needed to help advance our knowledge of the disease.
Shannon Cohn directed and produced an incredible documentary that will shine a needed spotlight on this debilitating and life altering disease that many people have not even heard of. Supporting her film will help change society's awareness and have a profound impact on the lives of endometriosis patients worldwide.
Every year endometriosis patients and their supporters gather to make their presence known on a global scale. These marches bring a much needed awareness to a disease that impacts so many.
RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association, wears many hats and helps the infertility community in many ways. RESOLVE dedicates themselves to advocacy, fighting for bills that would directly improve the lives of those effected with infertility. RESOLVE also organizes nation wide free supports groups that help patients feel understood and less alone. Finally RESOLVE strives to educate the patient community and society at large to reduce the stigma of infertility.
HAVEABABY is a powerful film that documents couples struggling with infertility hoping to win a shot at IVF to build their family. It is a thought provoking and heart wrenching film that is destined to reduce the stigma of infertility and bring awareness to society on a grand scale.