The ERC's website is dedicated to our Senior Advisor, Nancy Petersen, RN and to the memories of Ellen Johnson, Courtney Lee Crismore and Kristi An Rose. We are working on revising our website thanks to the incredibly generous support of Commander Susan Pierce Richards NP, Angie Whitney of Shiny Creations and the Selah Fun Runners. We ask for your patience during this transitional time. You may experience broken links, page errors and outdated URLs. Thank you for staying tuned as we undergo a facelift! Please remember we are a non-profit organization which depends on volunteer support for such initiatives; as such, these projects take time. Thanks for your understanding. We hope you will join us here for the latest information and updates.
Endometriosis is an often-painful disease affecting an estimated 176 million individuals around the world (WERF). The disease goes beyond age, gender, race and socioeconomic status. Mistakenly stigmatized as merely "painful periods", endometriosis is far more than just "killer cramps." The far-reaching impact of the disorder negatively impacts all of society - indeed; staggering costs associated with it soar near an estimated $119 billion annually (EndoCost Consortium, WERF). The ERC has worked tirelessly since 1997 to make a positive difference in the lives of all those affected by endometriosis.
For almost two decades, our organization has been an international leader in awareness, research facilitation, support, education, encouragement and empowerment, and remains involved in a number of global collaborative efforts. We are unique in that we are not fee-based and remain completely independent amidst this highly politicized disease; we are unaffiliated with any industry partners, individuals, sponsors or specific physicians as other similar organizations are. There is never a cost to be involved in or benefit from the ERC’s many programs, and there are many ways in which the ERC can help whether you are an individual with endometriosis, a loved one, physician, legislator, researcher or media contact. We are dedicated not only to improving the quality of life for those with endometriosis, but also to continuing our important work with clinicians, payers, legislators and researchers all over the world as well in order to improve lives and remove barriers to care. It has been our mission since our founding nearly twenty years ago to bridge the gap between patients and professionals to support the journey of those affected by the disease. We’re glad you’re here.
As we transition our website, please be sure to join us on Facebook for daily updates, articles, lively dialogues and to interact with others who understand. In the interim, feel free to also check out: GirlTalk: Adolescents with Endometriosis | "Endometriosis: Considerations of LGBT Patients” by A. Dance, MAWH | Legislative Info | Info for Patients & Loved Ones | All about Endometriosis | Support Groups | Awareness | Nancy's Nook | "Endometriosis Letter from Survivors"
We exist solely on donations. If you'd like to support our efforts or make a donation on behalf of a loved one struggling with this painful disease, we have now partnered with Paypal for your convenience. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and are never used for staff salaries. Click here to donate. Thank you in advance for your generous support!
THE ERC WOULD LIKE TO OFFER OUR MOST HEARTFELT THANKS TO KENYA TURNER AND TIFFANY HOLMAN ROBERTS FOR THEIR TIRELESS EFFORTS AT MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN THIS DISEASE AND FOR THEIR INCREDIBLY GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR FOUNDATION. PLEASE JOIN US IN APPRECIATION BY VISITING THEIR SITES AND SUPPORTING THEIR WORKS:
Sweet on You LLC | The Little Cupcake Divas | Annual Bourbon, Bowties & Pearls Fundraiser
Unlimited Sprinkler Fire Protection Company | We Are Endo Warriors
IN REMEMBRANCE OF ERC LEGISLATIVE COORDINATOR
MARY SUSAN PRENGER
August 1971-February 2015
Always in our Hearts
ERC REGISTRATION #CH7844 (STATE OF FLORIDA)
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES (FLORIDA) BY CALLING TOLL FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING THE DIVISION’S WEBSITE AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.