At Erstwilder, our purpose and guiding principle is to spread a little joy in the world. If you’ve heard that before it’s because we say it often. It’s even written on the wall at HQ. A big part of achieving that mission is through supporting worth causes wherever we can. So, when Missy (our Customer Champion) came to us to ask if there’s anything we can do to help raise awareness and funds for Endometriosis Australia, we knew this was something we wanted to get behind. Endometriosis Australia is a nationally accredited charity that endeavours to increase recognition of endometriosis, provide endometriosis education programs, and provide funding for endometriosis research.
For those not fully educated on the subject – as many of us weren’t until Missy sat us down – here’s a short explainer from Endometriosis Australia;
Endometriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. 10% of women suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers. Symptoms are variable and this may contribute to the 7 to 10 year delay in diagnosis. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a woman’s period. It can damage fertility. Whilst endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain
We’ve been talking about the issue all month on our social channels to contribute to the broad level of awareness, but we want to make a bigger impact, and that usually comes down to dollars and cents.
So today we’re launching our next fundraising campaign, with 20% of ALL SALES on ERSTWILDER.COM on Tuesday 24 th and Wednesday 25 th March being donated to Endometriosis Australia. Let’s pull together once again and make a difference. In shopping with us you’ll bring yourself a little joy, and help us share that with this wonderful organisation and the many, many women suffering from Endometriosis.