In the second week of March, Mon 7th – Sun 13th, the Endometriosis Association of Ireland will join patient support groups around the world to help raise awareness of the disease and provide information and support to those who have it, or think they might have, as well as their families and friends.
Here’s a quick round-up of their activities for the week, I’ll be speaking at their information day. You’ll find more details below:
Information Day: Annual Information Day will be on Saturday 12th March, at the Lucan Spa Hotel. The event is free of charge and is open to anyone who wants to know more about endometriosis. Members and non-members, partners, family and friends are all very welcome.
Support Line: They will have a support phone line operating each evening during Awareness Week, from 5pm to 7pm.
Coffee Mornings: Would you like to help spread the word about endometriosis? They are asking as many people as possible to organise an End to Endo coffee morning to help raise awareness and raise funds.
Endometriosis Information Day
When: Saturday 12th March , 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: Lucan Spa Hotel
1.30pm: Arrive and meet everyone, chat to the members of the committee
2.15pm: Welcome by Clodagh Lynam, Chairperson of the Endometriosis Association of Ireland
2.30pm: Endometriosis and Current Surgical/Medical Treatments by Dr Hugh O’Connor, MRCOG, MRCPI Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, The Coombe Women’s Hospital and St James Hospital, Dublin.
3.30pm Break for tea & coffee
4.00pm Endometriosis and Nutritional Therapy by Dr Tracy Dixon, MSc, PhD, Dip NT, MNTOI, Nutritional Therapist & Endometriosis Sufferer
4:30pm Endometriosis and Mayan Massage Therapy by Adrienne Egan, BA, ITEC Dip, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (ATMAT), and Endometriosis Sufferer
(Please note that times may be subject to change on the day)
How to get there…
By Car: The hotel is located at Junction 4a on the N4/M4 (Galway-Dublin road), on the left hand side if you’re coming from Dublin, on the right hand side if you’re coming from the West.
By Bus: The following buses from Dublin stop at the hotel: 66, 66A, 66B, 67, 67A.
By Train: The nearest railway stations are Adamstown and Leixlip (Carnew). Both are about 3km from the hotel.
There’s more information about the venue here: www.lucanspahotel.ie
Endometriosis Support Line: 086-320 3855
The support line will operate each evening during Awareness Week, from 5pm – 7pm. At other times, or if the line is busy, please leave a voicemail message or send a text and they will call you back at a time that suits you. Please note they are a voluntary support group. We are not a medical organisation and cannot give specific medical advice.
End to Endo Coffee Mornings
You can help raise awareness about endometriosis, and raise funds for the Association!
All you have to do is invite some of your friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues to have coffee, tea, or refreshments of your choice, and to pay a small amount for it.
Exactly how you run it is up to you, but they suggest that you charge €2 per cup, and something extra for biscuits or cakes.
If you are organising a coffee morning (or afternoon tea, or herbal tea evening), they can provide you with information to distribute. Just email email@example.com