Egg hunt for endometriosis

For Immediate Release:  March 15, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Hop into the month of March with Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s egg hunt benefiting the Endometriosis Association. The hunt will take place on Saturday, March 19, on Nelson Field House Lawn by Monty’s. It is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Engagement and admission is $2 per participant.

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in the U.S. and millions more worldwide. It is a disease in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. The main symptoms are pelvic pain and infertility. Nearly half of those affected have chronic pelvic pain, while in 70 percent pain occurs during menstruation. Infertility occurs in up to half of women affected and can cause both social and psychological effects.

Age groups for the egg hunt will be divided into different time sections, beginning with ages 7 to 12 at 2 p.m., ages newborn to 3 at 2:20 p.m., ages 4 to 6 at 2:10 p.m., and BU College Students at 3 p.m. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.