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Worldwide Advocates in Women's Health Unite to Raise Awareness for Endometriosis - the Unrecognized Disease

Global March to Bring Awareness and Hope to Women with Endometriosis and their Families

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Million Women March for Endometriosis  will take place on March 13, 2014 in more than 56 countries to raise awareness for the international women's health crisis of endometriosis.  It is a potentially crippling disease that affects millions of women worldwide but receives little attention and negligible funding for research into its cause and potential preventative treatments.

In Washington, DC, the EndoMarch will take place at noon on the National Mall with prominent speakers as well as a group of internationally recognized doctors and health advocates.  The Advisory Board has dedicated their careers to advancing women's health issues; leading this effort includes the following:

Dr. Linda Giudice
President-Elect, World Endometriosis Society (WES)
Dr. Camran Nezhat
Chair, Association of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Farr Nezhat
Gynecologic Oncologist, School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Ceana Nezhat
President, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)

Dr. Azadeh Nezhat
Co-Director, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Adamson
President, World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF)

Ms. Mary Lou Ballweg
Founder, President/Executive Director, The Endometriosis Association

Ms. Barbara Collura
President/CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Dr. Jeanne A. Conry
President, American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)

Dr. Alan DeCherney
Program Director, Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, NIH/NICHD

Dr. Lesley Regan
Chair, Advocacy Subgroup of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Robert Freitas Esq.
Founding Partner, Freitas Tseng & Kaufman, LLP

Ms. Heather C. Guidone
Director, Center for Endometriosis Care; VP, EndoResearch Center

Mr. Joel Katz
Chairman, Global Entertainment and Media Group at Greenberg Traurig

Dr. Kiron K. Skinner
Director, Institute for Strategic Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Robert Taylor
Honorary Secretary, World Endometriosis Society

Mr. Sean Tipton
Chief Advocacy & Policy Officer, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Dr. Robert M. Wah
President-elect, American Medical Association (AMA)

Dr. Paul Wetter
Chairman, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Ms. Lone Hummelshoj
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, endometriosis.org

Participants can sign up at http://www.millionwomanmarch2014.org/get-involved/ and join the Facebook campaign at https://www.facebook.com/groups/130895160440864/.The program will consist of events around the Mall in Washington, as well as coordinated events in foreign cities on the same day.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Emily Cashel with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at [email protected] or (703) 739-5920.

SOURCE The Million Women March for Endometriosis (MWMFE)

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