The Bloomin’ Uterus Endometriosis Awareness & Support Walk is only six months away! Six months!
With that exciting realization, I followed up with the Endometriosis Foundation of America this morning to check on the progress of their 2014 financial audit. As you are likely aware, any funds I raise for the walk are donated directly to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Gofundme, in partnership with Wepay, take their small percentage of each donation for a service fee, but the rest of the funds go to the EFA. I don’t see one cent. The same is true for any Bloomin’ Uterus t-shirt sales (these will go live again in late January 2016) – 100% of the profits are directly donated to the EFA. I, again, do not see one penny. I wanted to make sure that your (and my) donations actually went toward research, education, and awareness. Not my pocket. Not venue fees. Just exactly where it should be going: education and research.
But, on to the good news! If you have purchased a Bloomin’ Uterus button, donated to the walk fundraising, or purchased a Bloomin’ Uterus t-shirt, rest assured that your donations are going toward helping spread awareness and research for our disease. Last year, 84.4% of each dollar donated directly funded the EFA’s education, awareness and research programs. Eighty-four percent! That’s fantastic! And again makes me feel so confident that I am supporting the right organization.
What the heck am I talking about?
Want to register (it’s free) for our San Diego walk? More info can be found here.
Read up on the Endometriosis Foundation of America and their efforts and projects by clicking here.
Want a Bloomin’ Uterus button and don’t have one yet? A $2 donation secures you a button. Just want to donate to our upcoming walk? For every $10 donated, I’ll walk a mile on March 26, 2016! Click here.
Want to purchase a Bloomin’ Uterus t-shirt? Stay tuned – the campaign will be reopened in late January and I’ll post a link then. UPDATE : T-shirts are presently available until February 22, 2016. Click HERE for more info.
Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing emotional and financial support! This has been such an amazing experience!