My goal was to raise $1,100 for the Endometriosis Foundation of America for our 2017 Walk – bringing the grand total of funds raised to $5,000. Well, thanks to the incredible donations of friends, family, loved ones, EndoSisters, businesses, and strangers, that goal has been surpassed today! A breakdown of the finances will be provided in April and all monies have been passed to the EFA. 🙂 These included donations to the Gofundme account, t-shirt sales via Teespring, and the fundraisers put on by Element Wellness Center and also the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. I haven’t even factored in the money I’ve raised this past year using Goodshop!!
Thank you EVERYONE!
You do know I’m never going to stop doing this; right?
Sister Donatella Soul let me know many of the patrons of the bar, including men, donated to the cause – having family members of their own that have suffered with Endometriosis. Even the members of the punk band Strangley Strange donated out of their own pockets! Thank you EVERYONE!
If you’d like to see all of the photographs from that evening, please click here. Thank you Richard Reyes for allowing me to post your photographs. ❤ Thanks to Sister Donatella Soul, and all of the Sisters with the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, for going out there, spreading the word, and raising funds. And thank youuuu (and happy belated birthday!) to Tanya Linda for opening up her heart toward the cause and making her birthday event a fundraiser event! ❤
As many of you know, February is our big push for Endometriosis fundraising.
One of those efforts are our Bloomin’ Uterus t-shirts, tank tops, and sweatshirts! We work through Teespring and all profits are directly donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. We don’t ever see one penny! How much are you donating with your shirt purchase? Depending on the style of shirt you buy, between $6.61 – $7.86 per shirt is donated to the EFA; Teespring keeps the rest for materials and labor.These will only be available for purchase from February 1, 2017, through February 22, 2017. We only run these once a year…
If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please feel free to follow the links! We have two versions available:
As usual, you are under NO OBLIGATION to buy a shirt. They’re just a fun way for me to try to raise funds and awareness. I love walking around town in my BU tee and someone is walking behind me…”Endome…Endo…Endo-what?” and it’s a conversation starter – which sometimes leads to, “My Aunt had that!” or “My sister has that!!”
Not into t-shirts? We have a few more teeny items we use for fundraising.
The Bloomin’ Uterus buttons for a $2 donation.
The cute yellow skull charms for a $10 donation. These supplies are very limited and handcrafted by our local San Diegan EndoSister, Linda.
If you’d like a button or a skully, please make your donation to www.gofundme.com/endendo and specify which item you’d like in your comments. Again, Gofundme forwards your donation directly to the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
Regardless of if you purchase any of these items, feel free to pass these links on! The more word we spread, the more awareness we raise! And remember: you’re under no obligation to purchase or share!
They’ll be going back up for sale February 1-22, 2017, via Teespring, and all of the profits will be donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America! Depending on the style you order, it’ll be between $20-$30.
On September 15, 2016, Dr. Ryan Hummel of the Element Wellness Center hosted a fundraiser for our Bloomin’ Uterus Endometriosis Awareness Walk. Dr. Hummel focused on women’s health and wellness, specifically Endometriosis, pelvic pain, and chiropractic care. Guest speaker, Katie Monaco, discussed nutrition and its role in health and wellness. There was a potluck-style dinner, wine tasting, and free chair massages for participants, too.
Proceeds from the event were directly donated to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Dr. Hummel and his team raised $250 for our 2017 Endometriosis Awareness Walk, which went to the E.F.A.! Thank you, Element Wellness Center! And a HUGE thank you to our fellow EndoSister, Ella, for coordinating this incredible event and fundraiser. ❤ Not only did you raise funds for a great cause, but you raised awareness of this illness in our local community!
Ms. Tanya Linda was the Bartender of Honor and she served up specialty drinks with flair! For every drink sold, $1 would be donated to the fundraiser. The Sisters also placed out donation buckets along the bar – available for anyone to drop a dollar or two into. The specialty drinks were: The Moist Vagina (a shot), Heavy Flow (a bloody mary), and Yeast Induction (a beer with a shot).
But, after speaking with Sister Donatella Soul, I learned her two favorite highlights of the evening:
Two young women came into the bar. Donatella’s beau, Richard, was talking to them and learned one of them suffered from Endometriosis. That she had never been to any type of Endo event and her best friend saw the event and encouraged her to come…so they did! Richard introduced them to Donatella, and the three gals talked long after the event had ended. Such a supportive group! And just getting one more EndoSister to realize she’s got that support was what the night truly was all about.
Three men sat down at the bar, clueless as to what they had walked into. They were told about Endometriosis, what it does, and the efforts of the fundraiser…as well as the three specialty drinks. And these three gentlemen pitched right in! They ordered 4-5 rounds of Moist Vaginas, enjoyed the music, and the good company. Thanks guys!
The Scavengers played music from 2pm-4pm, rocking the afternoon away and the Sisters and attendees danced and danced and danced. Good times had by all!
All in all, they raised $111 for the Endometriosis Foundation of America! The check was mailed off to the EFA a few days later! Thank you, Sisters, for helping raise awareness of Endometriosis, educate some folks about our disease, and bring the community together in such a wonderful and fun way!
Looking forward to future events! Keep ’em coming. And thank you so much for putting this on!!!
On February 25, 2016, in Cape Coral, Florida, several EndoSisters got together to host an Endometriosis fundraiser and awareness event. The funds raised went to help EndoMarch Team Florida for their upcoming march on Washington, D.C.
I got in touch with Rose Furio, one of the organizers of the event, and she let me know how it went! Not only do we want to boost awareness of upcoming Endo events around the world, we want to share the experience of the event with you!
Rose and friends helped organize the event, along with Bianca Rodriguez and Jacklin, the managers of the Starbucks. They received corporate sponsorship and prizes from Heineken, Sysco foods, Paesano’s Italian Market, Stacole Fine Wines, Dante’s Coal Fired Pizza, and Starbucks.
They raised $293.00 for their EndoMarch team, which will help go toward awareness campaigns and future events. There were approximately 50 people who attended. Not every event has to be huge. Small events can do great things! And this one sure did!
They had a hot wing eating contest, and three men won the first, second, and third place prizes. Sarah and Izzy Rodriguez sang at the event. Erin Modglin was slated to speak about Endometriosis to the crowd, but unfortunately the weather got a bit too chill for the outdoor event.
Their main goal for the event was to raise awareness in their community, and they did! Not only did they help spread the word to everyone who came by, but there will be an article run in their local paper in March about the event and the upcoming march in Washington, D.C.
I’m so glad to hear their awareness event was a success! Next year they plan to spread even more awareness and have a greater outreach. But for now? They’ll rest of up and prepare for the March 19, 2016, EndoMarch.