The Fibroid Foundation Announces Events In Honor Of Fibroid Awareness Month

BNtheMix/July 22 – July is Fibroid Awareness Month. The 2019 theme: #WomenChangingTheStory reflects the inspired action of Fibroid Foundation Founder & CEO, Sateria Venable, that has become a global movement of over 21,000 women in 48 countries.

One study found that by age 50, 70 percent of whites and 80 percent of African Americans had fibroids. The NIH Fact Sheet on Uterine Fibroids states that, “Fibroids are an important public health concern, both because of the large number of women affected by them and the large number of hysterectomies undertaken to treat the symptoms they cause.“ One woman at a time, we are showing the world that we are empowered, and that we are driven to change our story!

Venable is a leading authority on fibroid treatment. She is the co-author of a scientific paper for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology on fibroids, and co-author of two soon to be released publications on the national Compare-UF fibroid study that registered over 3,000 women in the U.S. She is a member of the ERAS Working Group of the American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has been featured in many leading media outlets, including The Washington Post, ThriveGlobal, Buzzfeed, HuffPost, and multiple podcasts.

About The Fibroid Foundation 
Founded in 2013 by Sateria Venable, a patient advocate diagnosed with fibroids at the age of 26, the Fibroid Foundation has become the premier global community of Fibroids patients. The non-profit’s mission platforms are Education, Patient-Sensitive Research, Legislation and Consulting. The Foundation works closely with healthcare providers to foster a supportive relationship where informed women can regularly communicate with trusted medical providers. It has developed a substantial network within the medical community. The Fibroid Foundation has expanded its network of regional talks by engaging ambassadors in major cities. Venable, who received a B.S. in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, is a sought-after speaker whose personal insights and experience foster a uniquely supportive and empowering movement.