Barbados and the Barbados Association of Endometriosis were recently recognised internationally as part of this worldwide movement. The Endomarch, which takes place annually around the world, is a movement to bring women together to raise awareness of endometriosis.
One in eight women suffer from this disease. Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other places such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis. When that lining breaks down, like the regular lining in the uterus that produces the menstruation, it has nowhere to go. This causes cysts, heavy periods, severe cramps and even infertility.
This is, of course, extremely painful and disruptive to the daily lives of women. It can lead to women seeking expensive and intensive treatment, missing work or school.
The Endomarch is an important, global event created to bring awareness to this disease that affects so many women.
The community is invited to participate in the Endomarch 7km walk on Saturday 25th March, 2017, starting at 5.30am.
The route starts and ends at Brandon Beach in St. Michael.
Come out, support, empower and educate people on this worthy cause.
For more information on the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and the Endomarch, please visit http://endoandpcosbb.com/endomarchbarbados/