March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.
March into Yellow is a fun and easy way to open up a conversation about the disease and an opportunity for our community to show support.
March into Yellow encourages our broader community to show their support for the invisible illness by adorning themselves in the colour yellow. It is also a fun way to raise funds for Endometriosis Australia who support endometriosis education and research.
There are a few ways you can get involved:
The March into Yellow Challenge
Take the challenge to wear something yellow every day in March. You can register with an Everyday Hero account and raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia develop and run education and awareness programs, as well as fund much-needed research.
Host a March into Yellow Mufti Day
Select a day in March for your workplace or local community to wear yellow and make a donation to Endometriosis Australia.
Start a Conversation
March into Yellow is also a great way to start a conversation about endometriosis and raise awareness. Show support by explaining your choice to wear yellow and get a conversation going in your community, in your workplace or on your social media networks. Our voices are powerful!
Don't forget to share your creativity using
#marchintoyellow2020 and #endometriosisaustralia
Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside in other parts of the body.
Currently, 10% of women suffer from endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in their teenage years. Symptoms are variable and this may contribute to the 7 to 10-year delay in diagnosis.
Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a period and fertility problems.
Whilst endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs, it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain.
In an Australian government report, endometriosis is reported to cost Australian society $9.7 billion annually with two-thirds of these costs attributed to a loss in productivity with the remainder, approximately $2.5 billion being direct healthcare costs.
Endometriosis Australia is a nationally accredited charity that endeavours to increase recognition of endometriosis, provide endometriosis education programs and provide funding for endometriosis research.
For more information visit the Endometriosis Australia website.
Facts about Endometriosis
There is NO cure for Endometriosis
Teenagers are NOT too young to have Endometriosis
Endometriosis can NOT be prevented
Endometriosis does NOT always cause infertility
Period pain is NOT normal
Hysterectomy is NOT a cure for Endometriosis
Getting pregnant will NOT cure Endometriosis
Endometriosis can ONLY be correctly diagnosed through surgical intervention.
Pain levels are NOT related to the extent of the disease
Endometriosis is NOT an STI. You can NOT catch it
Use the Hashtags below to share your creativity and you can get featured on our page!
Facebook @Endometriosis Australia
Mentionitis is a social phenomenon when you mention a topic repeatedly. When you fall in love, when you start a new sport, or something captures our imagination, we tend to mention it all the time.
During March, wear yellow, mention 'endometriosis' in a conversation, and post your creative yellow looks on your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtags #endometriosisaustralia and #marchintoyellow. You can also share or repost our content or use one of our infographics provided here.
Don't forget to post pictures of your yellow challenge progress on your Everyday Hero 'hero page'!
Check out our Fact Sheet and feel free to share it with your community.