The Fibroid Foundation Celebrates Fibroid Awareness Month With Multiple Events
Nonprofit Launches First-of-Its Kind #FACEofFIBROIDS Website and Sponsors of a Tour of Columbia Medical Center Surgical Suites
By: Fibroid Foundation
"We are dedicated to providing substantive activities that will educate and inform, as well as support women who have uterine fibroids," says Sateria Venable, the founder and executive director, The Fibroid Foundation. "We are committed to making sure that our July activities take fibroids awareness to the next level."
The Fibroid Foundation created the #FACEofFIBROIDS (faceoffibroids.com)
She continued, "One of our goals with this first-of-its kind campaign is to create an online movement to raise awareness of a health concern that affects women all over the world." Venable, after experiencing four fibroid surgeries, has been a patient advocate for over ten years.
Surgery Tour and Q & A on Non-Invasive Fibroid Surgery
"Everything You Need to Know about Fibroid Surgery" on July 19th will allow guests to have unprecedented access to the surgical suites of Columbia Medical Center at the Vagelos Education Center Simulation Center in New York City. Starting at 5:30 PM ET, the two-hour affair will offer an extended Q & A with Arnold P. Advincula, M.D., Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Specialty and Jeannie Kim, M.D., Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. "We will provide up close and practical information from some of the nation's leading medical professionals in the uterine fibroid field," notes Venable. "We are dedicated to putting a spotlight on the need for research dollars, treatment options, and ultimately, a cure and this event supports our mission."
The event is free; attendance is limited to 50. Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/
About The Fibroid Foundation
Founded in 2013 by Sateria Venable, a patient advocate diagnosed with fibroids at the age of 26, the Fibroid Foundation has become the premier global community of Fibroids patients. The non-profit collaborates with fellow patients and healthcare providers to foster a supportive relationship where informed women can regularly communicate with trusted medical providers. It has developed a substantial network within the medical community and consults within the healthcare industry. Recently, the Fibroid Foundation has ramped up its sponsorship of regional talks by engaging ambassadors in major cities. Venable, who holds a B. S. in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, co-authored a scientific paper for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology on fibroids - https://www.ajog.org/
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