A MESSAGE FROM Puja
I am running the NYC Marathon on November 6, 2022 with the Endometriosis Foundation. When I was researching charities for the NYC marathon, Team EndoStrong came closest to what I was looking for. I want to fundraise for a charity that supports and raises awareness for women's health.
In January I had a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with massive fibroids. For the last few years I was running on empty as I was severely anemic due to the bleeding caused by the fibroids. I had nearly given up on running; however, after my diagnosis and treatment, I am very excited that I am able to run better and continue to pursue my passion.
Fibroids and endometriosis are under diagnosed in women and are among the top causes for hysterectomies in the US. Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve a woman's quality of life. I was at the NYC marathon last Fall and as I watched the runners cross the finish line, I made up my mind that I wanted to run the NYC marathon as a way to symbolize my recovery and healing. I hope you will support my fundraising efforts for this cause. No donation is too small.
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