Rasising awareness of Endometriosis - a condition which can painfully affect women

Jody Stewart and husband Simon completed a charity walk across London in pink pants
Jody Stewart and husband Simon completed a charity walk across London in pink pants

A former Boston College student is promoting awareness of Endometriosis which can painfully affect women.

Jody now lives in Wragby, Lincoln and completed training in April to be a Support Group Leader for Lincolnshire.

Jody said: “I have endometriosis myself, and was first diagnosed 11 years ago.

“It is totally shocking that it is as common as diabetes in women, but only 20 per cent of people know about it,” she explained.

Endometriosis is a condition where cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body which causes painful and heavy periods and affects one in ten women of reproductive age.

She said: “Lincolnshire is a big county and I know transport links are not great, so I am travelling out to other towns to ensure ladies get the opportunity to attend.”

Last year, Jody and her husband Simon completed the Pink Pants X London Challenge and raised £400 for the charity.

Jody said: “Raising awareness on something that impacts so many is a no brainer.”

September is Endometriosis UK Mad Pants Tea Party month, where fundraisers host tea parties across the country, invite guests, and ask for donations.

Register your tea party at www.endometriosis-uk.org and you will then receive your fundraising pack, and the pink pants which you can wear with pride.

Jody Stewart is Support Group Leader for Endometriosis UK Support Group monthly meetings in Lincoln at the Tesco Community Room from 7pm to 9pm.

Jody hopes to travel to different venues around Lincolnshire and hold meetings and socials.

For information and queries, call Jody on 07511487275 or email: LincolnGroup@endometriosis-uk.org.

For advice and support visit: www.endometriosis-uk.org.