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Presenting Sponsor

2nd Annual Minnesota Endo March

Saturday, March 24th

The Minnesota Endo March is the local Minnesota extension of the Worldwide Endometriosis March hosted and produced by the Minnesota Endo Warriors. March is endometriosis awareness month and on the last Saturday groups around the world gather to raise awareness and advocate for women with endometriosis.

View Photos from the 2018 Endo March

Event Timeline

11:00-11:30 am | Registration Open
11:30-12:00 pm | Alchemy-style warm-up class for all levels
12:00-12:45 pm | March from Alchemy across the Stone Arch Bridge
1:00-3:00 pm | Post-March Celebration
The celebration will be a “Happy Hour” style event with hosted hors-d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine. Local endometriosis specialists will have the opportunity to speak and women living with endometriosis can share their stories. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. The actual march will only be about 1/2 a mile.

Parking?

Street parking is available throughout the area for a nominal hourly amount. Otherwise, there is a ramp one block up the street. The Interstate ramp is located at 201 Ortman St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. The below map indicates where the march will begin and end at Alchemy Northeast, the route we will take and the nearest parking ramp.

Endo What?

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects the lives of over 176 million women around the world. One in every ten women are affected by this disease where endometrial-like tissue grows outside the uterus involving other organs. This tissue is similar and responds similarly to a woman’s monthly hormone fluctuations in the body like the inner lining of the uterus (the womb), called the endometrium. This can cause inflammation and severe pain. In addition, women who are diagnosed with endometriosis may have painful bladder syndrome, digestive or gastrointestinal symptoms similar to a bowel disorder, as well as fatigue, tiredness or lack of energy, pelvic pain, painful intercourse and infertility. The cause of endometriosis is still unknown although women have been suffering for centuries. On average it takes 9 years for women to receive a diagnosis of endometriosis and proper diagnosis requires laparoscopic surgery, which is a significant barrier to care. Recognizing the symptoms and advocating for their health, women face an uphill battle. The Minnesota Endo March is an opportunity to show these women that Minnesota cares.

Presenting Sponsor

Legacy Warrior Sponsors

$1,000 Level

Star Warrior Sponsors

$500 Level

Endo Warrior Sponsors

$250 Level

Darby's Pub & Grill
JR Nelson & Company
Origin Meals
Viverant

Warrior Apprentice Sponsors

$100 Level

Dr. Lee Ann Herbert - Dentistry in Plymouth
Henjy Chiropractic
Karen & Jerry Pangerl
Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop

Warrior Partner Sponsors

$50 Level

Angy Avestruz
Taylor Lee
Katie Miyake
Lynn Parker
Amy Rogge

2017 March

In its first year, the Minnesota Endo March welcomed just under 50 women, men, and children. Inspired by their outcry and desire to bring attention to endometriosis, three local women started the Minnesota Endo Warriors as a nonprofit foundation to host the march and help build community in Minnesota. They are eager to produce a successful event this year with a formal program supported by local sponsors. In an effort to keep the march open for everyone to attend for free, financial sponsorship and support are required. We anticipate between 100-200 marchers this year.