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Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness

Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness

Join the 4th Annual Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness, on Wednesday 14 March, so grab your purple gear and head down to Innes Common.

The awareness walk aims to reach the more than 10,000 women and teen girls in the greater Waikato who may have endometriosis - many will not be aware of this significant condition and its impact. The funwalk around Hamilton Lake is expected to attract more than 500 participants - dressed in their most spectacular purple

The event starts at 5:30pm with a Gama Zumba warm-up before the walk sets off at 5:45pm. Spot prizes valued at a total of $5000 will be awarded at the end of the event. Team registrations are encouraged, with a special prize for the ‘Most Spectacular’ registered team

Funds raised from the Purple Walk will be used to support Insight Endometriosis community services. Entry is $10, with children under 13 free. The first 500 Adult pre-registrations will receive a wristband to collect a fabulous jute bag full of goodies at the end of the event.

For information and registration forms, visit www.purplewalk.co.nz, or head into Women’s Health Centre (83 Tristram Street), Hardy’s Health Stores, Uni-Rec or Healthy Inspirations in Rototuna. Registrations can also be made at www.eventfinder.org.nz. Late registrations can be made at the event at Hamilton’s Innes Common Lakeside, Lake Domain Drive, from 4:30pm - but there are no goody bags for late registrants.

“Insight Endometriosis extends a huge thank you to all our supporters, especially Print House, Naylin Appanna and Women’s Health Centre,, Hardy’s Health Stores, University Rec Centre, Morrinsville Fitness Centre, Transfield Services, Community Radio, Gama Zumba, Pak’n’save Clarence Street, Copierworld, Vege King and St John, as well as spot prize and goody bag sponsors. Their generous support has made this community event possible” said Annette.

For further event information see
www.purplewalk.co.nz

www/Facebook.com/Purple-Walk


Information about Endometriosis
The most common symptom of endometriosis is period pain, 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 those in private practice”, said Annette

Information about Insight Endometriosis
Insight Endometriosis provides 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 diagnostic delay.

For further information about endometriosis and Insight Endometriosis see:
www.InsightEndometriosis.org.nz

www.Facebook.com/InsightEndometriosis

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