Catherine Birch was selected as Vancouver's City Captain for Endometriosis Awareness. Stepping into role with honor and commitment, Catherine arranged the inaugural “Endomarch” walk to raise awareness for the millions of women who suffer in silence from endometriosis.
About the Endomarch
Date: Saturday May 7, 2016
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Location: Bear Creek Park by the pool area, Surrey B.C CLICK HERE FOR MAP
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Catherine asked everyone to come out and show support by wearing yellow to help spread awareness. “There is NO CURE for endometriosis - a chronic pelvic pain which at times is disabling”, says Catherine.
The first Endomarch walk in B.C helped end the invisibility of the debilitating condition. “I'm just a small woman with a loud voice that’s ready to make a movement so I stepped up to break the silence in BC for those who suffer from endometriosis... no there isn't a cure, no we aren't weak, no we don't need sympathy, we need research, education, and understanding,” proclaims Catherine.
Proceeds from Endomarch went towards BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis – the only truly interdisciplinary program in Canada for pelvic pain and the Endometriosis Network of Canada. A great crowd came out, and proved to all the women suffering from endometriosis that they are not alone.