About the Minnesota Endo Warriors
The Minnesota Endo Warriors is a budding nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to all things Endometriosis. The organization was launched January of 2018 with a focus on raising awareness, providing educational resources and community support for the state of Minnesota. As their nonprofit journey begins the MN Endo Warriors seek to provide a welcoming space for women at any stage of diagnosis through community events and online support. The MN Endo Warriors are proud to sponsor the Twin Cities Endo March in partnership with the World Wide Endometriosis March’s annual event which unites the world to bring awareness for Endometriosis. They will also produce quarterly events kicking off with the local Twin Cities Endo March, as well as online social support throughout the year.
Meet the Board of Directors
After Ali had her first laparoscopic excision surgery for stage IV endometriosis in October 2016, she realized how little awareness and education was available about the disease. On her own, she launched the official Minnesota Endo March in March 2017. After its initial success, she realized how desperately her community needed a place that would bring forth both education and hope, which birthed the idea of the MN Endo Warriors. Ali is currently pursuing a career in medicine after she was greatly impacted by her endometriosis journey and the amazing physicians she met along the way.
Emily Berry Bosak
After nearly 10 years of symptoms and 6 different doctors, Emily finally had surgery in January 2016. Instead of being treated for endometriosis, she was diagnosed with adenomyosis. Since then, Emily has made it her mission to inform everyone she can about endometriosis and the proper forms of treatment so that other women won’t go through the years of pain and struggle she did.
Britt Thelemann Pangerl
Britt is no stranger to the nonprofit community and was named one of 2016’s Twin Cities Finest for her philanthropic work in the community. After living for 15 years with severe pain and confirming a diagnosis of infertility in 2017 she sought further support from an endometriosis specialist. Her diagnosis of Stage III endometriosis was confirmed after laparoscopic excision surgery in January 2018. Britt was Miss Minnesota USA 2011 and has worked as a live event host, auctioneer, on-camera talent for 12 years.