"Purple Walk" for Endometriosis
Our Ninth Annual Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness is:
Venue: Lake Domain Reserve
Starts and Finishes at Lake Domain Reserve (by Innes Common),
Lake Rotoroa (commonly known as Hamilton Lake), Hamilton West
On day registration: 4.30pm
Koru Fitness Warm-up: 5.30pm
Walk Starts: 5.45pm
Takes about 45 minutes for the scenic walk around the Lake
Registrations will open 22 Feb online and at Hardy's Health Stores (CentrePlace, Chartwell and The Base). You will also be able to enter at the event - CASH ONLY. Check back here on the 22nd for a registration link.
Registrations cost just $5 and are open to all aged 13 years and older.
Optional goody bag available $20, limit 1 per registration, 500 available. Bring loose change for food, raffles, purple ribbons and more!
Fantastic Spot Prizes + Most Creative Team + Best-Dress Dog!
We have Spot Prizes totalling $4000+ including a special award for Most Creative Team, and another for the Best-Dressed Dog!
So put together a team, dress up in purple and come have some fun! And don't forget the dog!
The Party Continues After the Walk!:
Collect your goody bag, and check out the contents while listening out for your name to be called for spot prize and raffle draws. There will be food, drinks, raffle tickets and donation buckets.
What's the Purple Walk About?
It's a fun, healthy way to raise awareness about Endometriosis, and a great opportunity for you to get a group of friends together to have some fun and support a hard-working community charity.
As a Charitable Trust we rely on the generosity of our community to continue providing free services. Endometriosis is known as a 'silent epidemic', so walk and talk to give this condition a voice. Are you in?!
Enquiries: For further information about the Purple Walk please contact Annette ph 07 8555 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Raise Awareness?
While common and significant, endometriosis is poorly understood and under-diagnosed. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain at time of period, characterised by taking pain relief, bed rest and time off work or study. Endometriosis is also a leading cause of fertility problems.
Our local research has found women facing long diagnostic delays - often more than 10 years – commonly because women and teen girls ‘normalise’ the pain until it becomes overwhelming. It is frequently confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Women need to recognise that period pain affecting lifestyle is not normal and seek medical help from a gynaecologist specialising in endometriosis.
Insight Endometriosis is available for information and support - contact us for more infomation.
Tue 7 March (Purple Eve) - Registrations close at venues and online
Wed 8 March - Purple Walk Day:
NB: Unallocated goody bags (if any) will be available for sale after walkers return.
Also at the Event (cash only for these items):
An event of this size succeeds with the support of the business and wider community. Insight Endometriosis extends a huge thank you to Key Sponsors for their generous support and awesome enthusiasm:
Thanks also to our other supporters listed below.
And of course our awesome team of volunteers!
Please support our supporters! Their generosity has made this event such a huge success.
Information and community support is available from Insight Endometriosis, a registered Charitable Trust working collaboratively to empower women by providing quality information, facilitating community support and raising awareness to reduce diagnostic delay. Funds raised from the Purple Walk will support and extend our community services.
To find out more about us, please visit our main website www.insightendometriosis.org.nz