About March into Yellow
"March into Yellow" is to raise awareness for women with endometriosis.
The month of March is dedicated to drawing worldwide attention to this condition.
Take the challenge to WEAR yellow to show your support for the women that live with endometriosis. Use the yellow challenge as a way to raise funds to help Endometriosis Australia develop and run education/awareness programs, as well as fund much needed research.
Start a conversation about your choice to wear yellow, talk about endometriosis in your community, in your workplace or on your social media networks.
Endometriosis Australia is a nationally accredited charity that endeavours to increase recognition of endometriosis, provide endometriosis education programs and provide funding for endometriosis research.
Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body.
10% of women suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers. 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 woman’s period. It can damage fertility.
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 a Australian government report, endometriosis is reported to cost Australian society $7.7 billion annually with two thirds of these costs attributed to loss in productivity with the remainder, approximately $2.5 billion being direct healthcare costs.
For more information download this fact sheet
Visit the Endometriosis Australia website
'Mentionitis' is a social phenomenon when you mention a topic repeatedly. When you fall in love, when you start a new sport, something that captures your imagination and you mention the person or the topic all the time.
During March into Yellow mention "endometriosis' in a conversation with people during the month of March. As well as share the key picture messages of the campaign on your Instagram, Facebook and twitter accounts using the hashtags #endometriosis #marchintoyellow
Post pictures of you taking up the yellow challenge on your everyday hero "hero page'. Post them on your social media accounts. Don't forget to use #endoaustralia #marchintoyellow
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
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