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Hamilton Lake Will Be ‘Painted Purple’


PURPLE WALK FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS

Hamilton Lake Will Be ‘Painted Purple’

(Scoop Note: republishing with new attribution)

Help change the futures of thousands of Waikato women by participating in the fifth annual Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness

Held at Innes Common, the fun walk around Hamilton Lake attracts more than 500 ‘purple’ participants and raises awareness about endometriosis – a condition that can significantly impair a woman’s quality of life.

While the most common symptom of endometriosis is pain with periods, it’s also a leading cause of fertility problems.

Said Insight Endometriosis educator Annette Evans: ‘Purple Walk is a fun community event which gets people talking about this silent epidemic. We can’t let 15-year diagnostic delays continue – women need to wise up that pain with periods isn’t normal. Endometriosis impacts the whole community – for the sake of our women and teen girls, let’s get walking, and talking, about it!”

The Purple Walk starts with a Gama Zumba warm-up at 5.30pm on Wednesday, March 13. It only costs $10 and children under 13 are free.

There’s $4000 worth of spot prizes, a prize for the most spectacular team and teen team, as well as the best dressed dog. The first 500 adult registrations will receive goody bag at the end of the walk.

To register and for more information visit:
www.purplewalk.co.nz
.

Registrations can be made from 1-12 March at Hardy’s Health Stores, Contours, University Rec Centre and Morrinsville Fitness Centre, online by credit card, and at the event from 4:30pm (cash only).

Information about Endometriosis
The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain with periods, characterised by taking pain relief, bed rest and time off work or study. Endometriosis can dramatically impair quality of life and is also a leading cause of fertility problems.

Educator Annette Evans from Insight Endometriosis said “our recent research project found long diagnostic delays of up to 15 years – often because women and teen girls ‘normalise’ the pain until it becomes overwhelming. One participant said:
“Endometriosis has crippled my body, my career, my life and my marriage. I am bitter and angry and I blame this disease…I was diagnosed at 33 …I wish I had known all of this in my 20s and my life would have taken a completely different course.”

Women need to seek help as soon as period pain affects their lifestyle. GP’s can refer women to a gynaecologist specialising in endometriosis, or women can self-refer to a gynaecologist in private practice”, said Annette

Information about Insight Endometriosis
Insight Endometriosis provides evidence-based information to enable women and teen girls make informed decisions about treatment options and lifestyle changes, and provide community support so women and their families aren’t facing a significant health problem in isolation. A priority is raising awareness through events like the Purple Walk, to reduce lengthy diagnostic delay.

For further information about endometriosis and Insight Endometriosis see:
InsightEndometriosis.org.nz
Facebook.com/InsightEndometriosis


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