Phoenix City Lane 1 was buzzing with energy and enthusiasm as 65 participants attended a walk to raise awareness about endometriosis, a medical condition that affects women’s reproductive health. The event was organized by the EndoRun, Women with wings and purpose initiative, led by Khushboo Sharma, Project Lead- Women’s Health, PAIR Academy.
The walk was aimed at emphasizing the importance of awareness about the problem and showing solidarity towards the pain that women go through while dealing with this condition. Amol Lunkad, a renowned gynecologist, laparoscopic surgeon, and infertility specialist, spoke about endometriosis and its effects on women’s health.
Sonali Kahde, the reigning Mrs. India Empress of the Nation 2021, also graced the event with her presence. The organizers launched “Endo Stories,” where Khushboo Sharma, Shilpa Rao, and Amol Lunkad shared their experiences and knowledge about endometriosis.
Sathya Natrajan, Captain Puneri Nayak, Indian Swachhata Leagues, Volunteer of Red Dot Campaign & Lead for Adar Poonwalla Clean city, joined forces to support the cause. The green flag for the run was given by Shilpa Rao, Vinita, Amol Lunkad, Surendra Bapusaheb Pathare, and the PAIR Team.
The event was supported by the Swach Partner Adar Poonawala Clean City Initiative, which is known for its efforts to keep cities clean and hygienic. Chitransh Saxena, Project Coordinator Dakshama Health, also extended his support to the cause.
The walk was a step towards creating awareness about endometriosis, and the participants showed their solidarity by coming together to support women who suffer from this condition. It was a heartening sight to see so many people coming together to support a cause that is often overlooked.
“Endorun that happened yesterday, was to increase awareness about Endometriosis which affects 1 in 10 women worldwide.
I myself being an endo warrior and an advocate for this condition, feel very proud to have been associated with organizing this run with my colleague, Dr Vinita and PAIR Academy. It was an amazing experience and this would surely help millions of people with endometriosis get the attention that they deserve” said Dr. Shilpa Rao.