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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

D.C., Wash. - July 16, 2018 - eTradeWire -- The Fibroid Foundation (https://www.fibroidfoundation.org), a nonprofit dedicated to creating and supporting initiatives to find a cure for fibroids, today announced multiple initiatives to celebrate Fibroids Awareness Month.

"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."

#FACEofFibroids

The Fibroid Foundation created the #FACEofFIBROIDS (faceoffibroids.com) to coincide with start of Fibroid Awareness Month.  At this site, women may upload a photo, describe their fibroid experience, and tell what fibroids awareness means to them. They will also have the option to share their entry on their personal social media feed. "This will give women living with uterine fibroids the opportunity to tell their stories and support each other," says Venable. "It will personalize the experience of millions of women."

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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/e/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fibroid-surgery-registration-46991452700. "We are advising early sign-ups, as the event is expected to generate wide interest," advises Venable. The Fibroid Foundation will be videotaping the event to share with the public at a later date.

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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/article/S0002-9378%2818%2930396-X/abstract. She is a sought-after speaker whose personal insights and experience foster a uniquely supportive and empowering movement.

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