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?
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Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing emotional and financial support! This has been such an amazing experience!