At our February membership meeting we heard a presentation from the Minnesota Endo Warriors – a group dedicated to promoting awareness and building support for those suffering from endometriosis.
From their website: “The lining of the uterus is called endometrium. This tissue responds to the hormones of a woman’s cycle, first thickening to prepare for a possible pregnancy, then thins and sheds by bleeding if pregnancy does not occur. Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrium-like tissue located outside of the uterus. These lesions are found on the pelvic structures (and sometimes beyond), causing severe pain, bowel, bladder and other organ dysfunction, inflammation, scarring and adhesions, ovarian cysts and in some cases, infertility. Endometriosis presents a significant clinical challenge. Symptoms are wide-ranging and often start early in life but may be underappreciated by the medical community. “
As part of our effort to support the awareness and treatment diseases, JCI Shakopee made a donation to support their efforts, and is looking to partner with the MN Endo Warriors to provide some educational opportunities.