We’re thrilled that you’re keen to help us out! Endometriosis New Zealand relies on our generous community across New Zealand to continue to provide unique and professional services and programs to improve health outcomes for those living with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain. We don’t receive any government funding, so it’s people like you who make all this possible.
We have some great things you can get involved in this March to help spread awareness about endometriosis and Endometriosis New Zealand. We have sponsor opportunities available for either monetary support or donation of products for our online auction and giveaways during the month. If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a sponsor, please download the Sponsorship letter, and share far and wide!
If you have any questions or you have other ideas that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan’s Ironman New Zealand
Ironman NZ is on 5th March 2022 in Taupo. It consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and a 42.2km run which needs to be completed within 17 hours.
“My own journey with endometriosis has been relatively prolonged and has involved multiple surgeries. For a while, I struggled with severe pain most days which saw me unable to do the things I used to love doing, including triathlon. The resources put out by Endometriosis New Zealand enabled me to make informed decisions about my care and tips to managing the disease. I am now living an incredibly active life despite still living with symptoms most days. I have chosen to fundraise for Endometriosis New Zealand in the lead up to the Ironman event to give back to a wonderful organisation that has created a supportive and inclusive community helping those who live with endometriosis.”
Gems Half Marathon for Endometriosis NZ
This November Gemma has decided to enter the Queenstown Half Marathon to raise awareness and shine the light, on a very important condition, so many women suffer from.
“Like so many other women suffering from endometriosis the journey to diagnosis can be long, painful and frustrating. Through my own personal journey, I have become particularly passionate in raising awareness and education for women and feel this is a great opportunity to not only run 21.1km but to do it for a charity that is close to me heart (or should I say uterus!” Gemma from Christchurch
Charlie’s Kāpati Half Marathon
November 14th Charlie will be running the Kāpato Half Marathon.
“I have chosen to run for Endometriosis NZ because this is such a far-reaching condition that so many people have to deal with. Everyone will know someone who is suffering with it, yet so many of us suffer in silence. Learning more about endometriosis helped me make sense of many things I’d been struggling with for years. Being armed with the right information and support really empowered me to ask the right questions, look after myself better and push for solutions.
Having the endo removed made me realised how it really crept up on me over a number of years. I got used to being foggy, exhausted, bloated and sore and it just became the norm for me. Now I feel like a different person! I’m aware that it’s likely to come back, but I’m trying to enjoy my newfound energy while I have it. There are so many support networks out there now, and I’m finding more and more friends to connect with and share experiences and tips with. That stuff all really helps.”
Libby and Lizzie ran their half marathon on the 22 October 2021!
“To say this has been a journey would be an understatement. This weekend I will be running a half marathon to raise funds for Endometriosis NZ. One of my amazing pals Lizzie Frewen (Mum, Group Fitness Instructor, Clinical Coder and all round awesome girl) was to be running with me but a sneaky little injury has got in her way. However she will run the Queenstown half (come on level 1 ! ) and continue this fundraiser, only this time without me.. why? Next Wednesday I am having a hysterectomy in Christchurch and I will be out of action for a while.
I never thought in a million years I would be faced with a decision like this in my thirties. But after years of chronic pain with endometriosis, which has meant hardly a single day without discomfort, horrific periods and constant pressure in my pelvis, my husband Brandon and I decided to choose quality of life.”
Paddle through the pain barriers
On her 21st birthday recent Lincoln University graduate, Harriet Watson, set out to make a difference. She wanted to raise awareness about endometriosis, a condition affecting 1 in 10 Kiwi women.
Relatively little is known about ‘endo’ as for decades, this has been a taboo subject, but through research and education, more women are able to manage the often-debilitating pain that endo can cause.
High tea & charity auction
Tanith Norton’s High tea & charity auction was held in March 2021 at a private residence in Prebbleton. Deborah Bush spoke, Mona Vale catered the beautiful high tea, and wonderful businesses and people donated to our charity auction. Gorgeous raffle baskets finished off the afternoon with an amazing total of $6546.03 being raised.
A sincere thank you to Tanith for organising such a fantastic event.
1 in 10 t-shirts
In March 2021 Entwined Collective partnered with Brunchy Yarns to sell a conversation starting T-shirt designed by Kim, a member of Entwined Collective. Together they raised an amazing $2,077.61 to support Endometriosis New Zealand. Thank you!
For the month of May New World Howick were looking to support Women’s Health and Wellbeing Organisations as part of Women’s Health Month.
Endometriosis New Zealand was selected by the Howick community as one of the three organisations they would like to support. Every time a customer shopped instore; they were given an opportunity to vote for their organisation of choice by placing a token in the organisations box which they would like to support.
At the end of the month, they totalled all the tokens to determine how they shared the $3000 prize pool. $780.00 was donated to Endometriosis New Zealand, Ka pai Howick!
Please let us know the details of your fundraising event by filling out this form and we will be in touch and provide you with promotional resources to help you spread the word about your event.