Syracuse endometriosis awareness group raising money for march in Spring 2020

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – After coming up short on funds to hold an Endometriosis Walk in 2019, a group in Syracuse is hoping for success in 2020.

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue resembling endometrial tissue, typically found inside the female reproductive system, grows on the outside. This irregularity can cause severe pain and menstrual irregularities.

Every year around 200,000 women are diagnosed with endometriosis in the United States.

Tafiea Stokes was one of them.

At 26, Stokes, a nurse practitioner, was diagnosed with the disorder and since then she’s made it her mission to raise awareness. She’s now the Syracuse Chapter President for EndoMarch Worldwide.

Stokes joined NewsChannel 9’s Rob Hackford to talk about an event she is hoping will make her dream of a local march come true.

The event called “Party with a Purpose” is happening Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Funk N’ Waffles in Syracuse from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Those interested in attending are asked to contact Tafiea at (315) 727-0121.

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