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Hi! My name is Hannah Woosley and I am 18 with endo! I am trying to get involved in anything I can to help support the other younger girls with endo and show them that they will make it through and that they CAN do anything they dream of with a little hope and passion! I was wondering if men can march as well and if there is anything I can do to help?! ……
Hi Hannah! Thank you for your nice comment and wanting to help!
Regarding your question about men being able to join us on March 13, 2014, ABSOLUTELY YES!
Regarding volunteering, there are of couple ways to get started. First, if you are in the US, please feel free to email your state representative(s), whose email address can be found on our website, under the tab “JOIN US/Join us in D.C.” If there is more than one representative listed for your state, please be sure to cc all parties listed, and you’ll be redirected to the person nearest to you.
If you are located outside of the USA, feel free to email your country’s representative, whose email address can be found on our website under “JOIN US/Join us around the world.”
If your state or country does not have a representative listed, please email [email protected], and one of our team members will help connect you with the appropriate party, or will provide information on how you can become one of your state’s/country’s representatives!
Thank you so much again!
my family is coming with me, do they have to register also?
Dear Rhiannon Lopez,
Thank you very much for your question. It is recommended that every person attending any of the worldwide events register to attend because we need as accurate a headcount as possible. So, yes, this would mean that all of your family members should register, even if you already have. There are several reasons that this is necessary. For example, for the US-based event in Washington, D.C., the government officials from both the National Mall and Capitol Hill require that we provide as accurate an estimate as possible of the number of attendees, so that enough personnel can be available to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety. We also need to obtain an accurate headcount of attendees in order to provide certain services at each worldwide event, such as seating, medical support personnel, and other such services and materials. If you have any concerns, or would like further detail, please do feel free to contact us at [email protected], and one of our team members will be happy to help! Thank you again – and looking forward to seeing you and your guests in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, if you are in the US – or at the other worldwide locations on the same day if you are located outside of the US!
I’m in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida. Is there going to be a walk in this area? I would love to join.
Thank you very much for your question. Well, in the USA, there will actually only be one walk in one location – and that will occur in Washington, D.C., our country capitol, on March 13, 2014. With just a few exceptions, each country will also have just one event location, which will usually be its country capital.
In the US, we have set up Precinct Managers, State Contacts, and other associate volunteers in each state in order to help raise awareness about both endometriosis in general, as well as the actual event next year. This is so that we can ensure as large a turnout at the Washington, D.C. walk as possible, with representation from each state! As well, the state teams will help organize travel groups to Washington, D.C., so that everyone can have the option of traveling in a group (or in chartered buses if they will be available in your area), rather than individually. The other upside to creating regional teams is that, through our collective outreach efforts to raise awareness about the event on March 13, 2014, we will also be raising awareness about endometriosis in general. This means that, even if people are not able to attend the event next year, at least in the process we will be educating the general public – in our respective local areas – about the plight of the millions of women and girls with endometriosis. If you have any further questions, please do feel free to email us at [email protected], and one of our team members will be happy to help. Thank you again!
Ma fille est atteinte d’ endométriose , maladie invalidante .
Je partage par solidarité pour toutes ces femmes .
Salut Pierrette. Merci beaucoup pour votre soutien à cette cause. Nous espérons que vous pouvez nous rejoindre et mars!
We need to request government to consider this a disability, losing a couple of days of school or work due to the agonizing pain, and throwing up, and diarrhea and in the worst case, passing out of the pain needs to be considered a disability. Been through all of that to the point that I wanted to stab myself to make it stop. 2 surgeries later, 1 ovary taken and an overdose of BC is not a cure. And whenever I take leave from work due to endo, they’re like the she goes again. We need to educate and have it treated as it is. I think I vented enough Thanks!!!
Hi Brandy. Thanks so much for sharing with us a little bit of your story. We are so sorry to hear how endometriosis has affected you. We hope that you can join us to march for more awareness and education about this disease!
Are there no place in Scotland taking part in this????
Hi Debora. Thank you so much for your question. Please feel free to contact [email protected] for information on the UK march. We hope that you will join us!
Hello. Are there any hotels offering special rates or any suggestions on where the groups will be staying? Thank you.
Hi Amy. Great question! We have discounted rooms available at the Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill. We will provide any additional information on special rates as it becomes available. We recommend that you connect with your local Precinct Manager, available at http://www.millionwomanmarch2014.org/precinct-managers/, to stay up-to-date on group travel plans. If there is no Precinct Manager in your state, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We hope to see you on March 13th!
Hello, my name is Gloria and I’m from Barcelona (Spain). Sorry for my English, it’s very bad. I would to know if we can do something from Barcelona, and how to do it or if it’s just for the capitals of each country. Thanks!
Hi Gloria. Thank you so much for your question. We intend to only host a march in the capital city of each participating country. However, there are many opportunities for you to get involved. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] for more information about the event in Spain. We hope that you can join us!
Hola Gloria. Muchas gracias por su pregunta. Planificamos tener una marcha solamente en la capital de cada país que participa. Sin embargo, hay muchas oportunidades para involucrarse. Por favor, siéntese libre de contactarnos por [email protected] para más información sobre el evento en España. Esperamos que nos pueda acompañar a marchar!
I was wondering what duties are available for volunteers in DC and if volunteering would you need to arrive earlier? Thanks.
Hi Crystal. Thanks for your question. Volunteer duties and details for the day of the event will be announced at a later time. In the meantime, we encourage you to be in touch with your Precinct Managers, available at http://www.millionwomanmarch2014.org/precinct-managers/, to find out how you can get involved locally. We hope to see you on March 13th!