The first Fundraising Run/Walk for Endometriosis will take place in Vancouver, Canada, in connection with the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis.
In the spirit of self-care and wellness, we announce a 5km Fundraising Run/Walk for Endometriosis at 07.00-08.00am on Saturday 20 May 2017. This is an opportunity for delegates and women with endometriosis, as well as their family and friends, to run side-by-side to raise money for research.
Funds raised will benefit the World Endometriosis Research Foundation’s EPHect project, and the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation.
You can register for the run/walk during the online registration process (if already registered for WCE2017 you can go back into and amend your registration).
If you are only participating in the 5km Run/Walk for Endometriosis then please register here.
The top three runners will each receive free registration to the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis.
Want to raise additional funds for your chosen charity?
Get your family and friends to pledge funds to your chosen charity as you do the run!
The World Endometriosis Research Foundation is leading the way in multi-centre, multi-country research as a global facilitator for collaboration to improve knowledge and treatment(s) in endometriosis. WERF is working with 74 institutions in 30 countries. WERF has developed standardised tools in multiple languages for the collection of harmonised clinical data and bio-specimens in endometriosis. Utilisation of the WERF EPHect tools enable large-scale, cross-centre, epidemiologically robust research into the causes of endometriosis, novel diagnostic methods, and better treatments.
Since being founded in 2011 the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis has developed a data registry of over 2,000 women with endometriosis, whilst serving as an interdisciplinary clinic, including pain education, mindfulness-based therapy, and physical therapy. The Centre has received multiple national grants and published many papers in major scientific journals, including studies in genetic research, nerve growth around endometriosis cells, and the importance of psychological and musculoskeletal factors in pelvic pain.
This Fundraising Run for Endometriosis has been made possible with support from AbbVie Canada, Bayer Canada, International Conference Services (ICS), and the World Endometriosis Society.