The Endometriosis Support Group of Nigeria (ESGN) has announced the 2019 edition of its annual endometriosis awareness campaign scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
The founder of the ESGN, Dr Abayomi Ajayi while addressing newsmen at his Nordica Fertility Centre office in Lagos revealed that there is a need to keep talking about the endometriosis symptoms in order to help the women folks reduce the risks of infertility and create a safer world where they can live a stigma-free life.
Tagged “end the silence”, the event is targeted at women and girls living with endometriosis speak up so that they can get relevant assistance that will help them manage it well and also afford them the opportunities of not losing out on their daily activities whenever they are having menstruation.
The coordinator of ESGN, Mrs Tola Ajayi who also spoke at the media parley said the theme of the year’s endometriosis awareness is very timely because many women who have once faced the challenges of endometriosis and are now managing it well, always find it difficult to share their experiences for others to learn the rope.
But with this theme and an improved awareness, it is hoped that women will now begin to speak up so as to encourage all those living with endometriosis not see it as something they cannot manage and also prevent stigmatisation.
The event will start with a walk on Saturday by 7 am from the Onikan mall in down to Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island.
Other activities in the event are as follows
Endo ‘end the silence’ musical concert
Face of Endo Announcement where three winners will each become ESGN Brand Ambassadors and they will be awarded cash prizes. They will also embark on a one-year volunteering program.
Endo Ambassador Recognition: Project presentation and recognition of previous ambassadors
Testimonials from women living with endometriosis.
Fundraising: proceeds from donations and event activities will all be funnelled towards Endometriosis research in Nigeria.