Endo March Frequently Asked Questions

USA ENDOMARCH FAQS

Below you’ll find answers to general FAQs about the 5th Annual Worldwide Endometriosis March (EndoMarch), taking place in dozens of cities around the world on Saturday, March 24, 2018* (*with some exceptions). For the USA events, location-specific FAQs will also be available soon.

Q: How can I find out if there is an EndoMarch near me? 
A: In the USA, there are several cities hosting an EndoMarch event. Visit our USA Events page for locations & registration links.

Q: Do we need to register? And if so, how do we register?
A: For US-based events, registration is technically optional, as everyone is welcome, with or without registration. However, we do recommend that you register, as it will help the hosts be able to send updates about the event to you automatically. To register, visit our Event Info page , where you will find the registration links for your city of choice.

Q: Will event programs be available soon?
A: Yes, we will soon be posting event programs for each US-based EndoMarch event, 
which will include more details about speakers, walk routes, parking, & and other day-of event specifics.  

Q: How far is the walk? 
A: Each EndoMarch location has a slightly different walk route, so the distance varies somewhat for each event. However, the distance is usually about a half a mile or less. We will have the specific walk route details for each location posted very soon, along with information about wheelchair accessibility and other options for those with health conditions or other mobility concerns that make walking difficult.

Q: Are booth spaces available this year?
A: Not all locations will have booths available this year. Check with the hosts of the location in which you are interested to see if they have availability. As for future booth opportunities for the 2019 EndoMarch and beyond, we will do our best to provide booth spaces for future events. 

Q: How else can I get involved this year? 
A: There are other ways to get involved, besides attending one of the events. Click here for our updated list, which includes information about Advocacy Week (organizing delegations to meet with elected officials), sponsoring a school for endometriosis educational outreach, and Virtual EndoMarch online campaigns, just to name a few of the most popular programs.

Q: Are the USA-based EndoMarch events free?
A: Yes, for all USA events, all of the events are free and open to all.

Q: Can children attend EndoMarch events?
A: Yes, absolutely, bring the kids, strollers, sisters, husbands, moms, friends, & the whole family if you can! The EndoMarch events are designed to be as family-friendly as possible, and so everyone is welcome. However, please do note that, since most of the EndoMarch events occur at least partially outside, extreme weather conditions are always a possibility, especially for the East Coast. If extreme weather conditions occur, the event would be moved indoors to a pre-determined location.  Click here to register for the event of your choice so that you can receive updates on these and other details.

Q: Are dogs allowed at the events? 
A: In the USA, service dogs are always permitted. For events that occur entirely outside (Atlanta, San Francisco, South Carolina) all dogs are permitted, as long as they remain leashed. A safety muzzle may be advisable if your dog is spooked by crowds or loud noises.   For those events which have an indoor component (Washington, DC & New York), we generally do not advise to bring your non-service dogs, because the indoor facilities may have restrictions.

Q: Will the events be wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes, we will have ADA-compliant accommodations for those using wheelchairs or with other mobility concerns. Many of the events occur outside, so wheelchair access is usually not a problem in those cases. For those events occurring indoors, we will provide information on our Event Info page about wheelchair access and other ADA guidelines as we get closer to the event.

Q: How can I apply to start my own team? 
A: In the USA, the application period for starting your own team is currently closed. However, we begin accepting applications again in April, so do check back with us then & we will be able to help you get started.

Q: How can I apply to become an Ambassador?
A: In the USA, the application period for the Ambassador position is currently closed. However, we begin accepting applications again in April, so do check back with us then & we will be able to help you get started. 

Q: I live outside of the USA; are there EndoMarch events happening in my country?
A: Dozens of countries are hosting EndoMarch events this year, with some hosting events in more than one city. We are confirming all locations now and will have details on our website very soon. You could feel free to email us at info@endomarch.org for updates, or check our Event Info page periodically.

Q: Is the Worldwide EndoMarch a nonprofit? What is the Tax ID (EIN) number? 
A: Yes, Worldwide EndoMarch is a 501(c)(3) public charity (nonprofit). Our Tax ID (EIN) is 46-4025727, and our headquarters is located at 900 Welch Road, Suite 403, Palo Alto, California, 94304, USA.

Q: How can I donate? 
A: We appreciate your thinking of us for your charitable contributions! You can make a tax-deductible contribution online by clicking here.  Or, if you would prefer to mail in donations via check, our address is 900 Welch Road, Suite 403, Palo Alto, California, 94304. Checks can be made out to Worldwide EndoMarch, and our Tax ID is 46-4025727.

Q: How can I get in touch with the Worldwide EndoMarch headquarter? 
A: Email us at info@endomarch.org, or send us a DM or comment on our Facebook page at Worldwide EndoMarch, on Twitter at @WWEndoMarch, or on Instagram at @wwendomarch.

Thank you again for joining the cause, so that, together, we can raise the volume on endometriosis awareness and help millions of women & girls have their voices heard.  


  • ABOUT US

    What are the goals of the march?

    The Founders of the Worldwide Endometriosis March are committed to pursuing the following goals:

    Empower:

    • To unite women and their supporters to take a stand against endometriosis

    Educate:

    • To raise awareness about endometriosis and its effects on women and girls
    • To educate and train members of the medical community, in order to promote early detection and improved treatment

    Effect Change:

    • To educate the public and medical professionals about endometriosis
    • To find a cure for endometriosis, and to develop non-invasive diagnostic tests
    • To implement health screenings for endometriosis among girls and young women in public schools
    • To educate our government and congress to allocate funding for endometriosis


    Like Us:
    https://www.facebook.com/worldwideendomarch/

    Follow Us
    Twitter: @MWMFEndo
    Instagram: @endomarchteam

  • EMAIL UPDATES

    I signed up for one of your email lists, but I am not receiving any emails.

    Because we use an online marketing system to send our emails, our emails to you may appear in your Promotions or Spam box. Please be sure to regularly check these locations, as our emails may not arrive in your primary inbox. If you are still encountering difficulties accessing our emails, feel free to email us at info@endomarch.org and one of our team members would be happy to assist you.

  • PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

    I would like to submit a #myendomarch photo. How can I do this?

    To submit a #myendomarch photo, take a selfie holding some sort of sign (piece of paper, post-it note, etc.) that states why you are endomarching. Submit your photo to info@endomarch.org. Please include in the body of the email the following statement, “I give my permission for the Worldwide Endo March to utilize this photo for their promotional materials.”

    I submitted a photo of myself, but I do not see it on the website. When will you post it?

    Due to a large volume of photo submissions, we are unable to guarantee that all photos will be displayed on our website or in our promotional materials. Additionally, please note that we may not utilize photos that are submitted without the following statement, “I give my permission for the Worldwide Endo March to utilize this photo for their promotional materials.”

    How can I share my story with Endo March?

    Email us at info@endomarch.org if you are interested in sharing a video of your story with us. Our team can send you instructions on how to submit your video and fill out the necessary waiver forms.

    I submitted a video of myself, but I do not see it on the website. When will you post it?

    Due to a large volume of video submissions, we are unable to guarantee that all videos will be displayed on our website or in our promotional materials. Additionally, please note that we may not utilize videos for which we have not received the proper signed waiver forms. Please email info@endomarch.org to confirm that we have the proper signed waiver forms for your video.

    I'd like to be interviewed by someone about my experience with endometriosis. Who do I contact?

    Feel free to contact Precinct Manager, Lindsay, at info@endomarch.org to request an interview.

  • INTERNATIONAL

    Are there other countries that will be hosting this event?

    Yes! To see the latest list of participating countries, visit http://www.endomarch.org/country-captains/

    Is there an event taking place in my area?

    Please contact your country's representative(s) for information regarding your nearest event. Contact information for country representatives can be found at http://www.endomarch.org/country-captains/ .

    Where can I find the most up-to-date information about the event in my country?

    For international events, the best way to stay informed of the most current information is to contact your country's representative(s), whose information is available at http://www.endomarch.org/country-captains/ .

    What if my country does not have a representative yet?

    If your country does not have a representative listed on our website, please email info@endomarch.org , and one of our team members will help connect you with the appropriate party, or will provide information on how you can become one of your country's representatives!

    How do I become an Affiliate Partner?

    Affiliate Partners are individuals and organizations who have partnered with us internationally to bring the Worldwide Endo March to their countries. To speak with a volunteer coordinator about the possibility of becoming an Affiliate Partner, please email info@endomarch.org and include “Affiliate Partner” in the subject title.

    What does it mean to fill out a registration form on your website if I am not in the U.S.?

    By filling out the form, you are indicating your interest in attending the event in your country. We will forward your registration form to your country's representative. Some countries have their own registration form. To find out the best method of registering for your country's event, contact your local representative, whose information is available at http://www.endomarch.org/country-captains/ .

    Is the event free in my country, or do I have to pay?

    Please note that there is no registration fee for the USA event. However, our volunteer Country Captains and Affiliate Partners from around the world may need to charge a nominal registration fee for their events to offset the costs associated with organizing the MWMFE events in their respective countries.

  • USA: GETTING INVOLVED LOCALLY

    I'm hearing about some Yellow Flash Mobs. What are these? How can I get involved?

    The Yellow Flash Mob movement is a way to promote endometriosis awareness in your own community. This is a spontaneous dance that can involved any amount of people at a local park, shopping mall, sporting event, wherever! Simply get a group together, wear something yellow, put on some music, and have fun! For more information on coordinating a Yellow Flash Mob, contact Precinct Manager Lindsay at info@endomarch.org .

    How do I know if anyone in my state is going to DC?

    Please feel free to email your state representative(s), whose email address can be found at http://www.endomarch.org/precinct-managers/ . If there is more than one representative listed for your state, please be sure to cc all parties listed, and you will be redirected to the representative nearest you.

    How can I contact my local representative in the USA?

    Please feel free to email your state representative(s), whose contact information is available at http://www.endomarch.org/precinct-managers/ . If there is more than one representative listed for your state, please be sure to cc all parties listed, and you'll be redirected to the representative nearest to you.

    What if my state in the USA does not have a representative?

    If your state does not have a representative listed on our website, please email info@endomarch.org , and one of our team members will help connect you with a nearby state that has a team forming.

    I emailed my Precinct Manager but never heard back. What should I do?

    Please remember that all of our Precinct Managers serve on a volunteer basis. Hence, response time may be delayed. However, if you do not receive a response, please feel free to email us at info@endomarch.org , and we will work to connect you with a nearby state that has a team forming.


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