Celebrities Shine the Spotlight at NYC Fibroid Awareness Reception: A Night in Purple for Fibroid Fighters
NORTHBROOK, IL, USA, July 8, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fibroid Fighters, a nonprofit group that promotes fibroid awareness, is hosting its 2022 Fibroid Awareness Reception on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from from 6:00 p.m. (EST) at Empire Steak House, 151 E. 50th Street, New York, New York.
Yan Katsnelson, MD, Founder and CEO, USA Fibroid Centers, will deliver the keynote and will be joined by special guests TT Torrez, WQHT Hot 97, Vice President of Artist/Talent Relations, and Eboni K. Williams, Real Housewives of New York. The event is hosted by well-known celebrities Cynthia Bailey, Kym Lee and Miss Diddy, who serve as fibroid social media ambassadors to inspire women and learn more about fibroids and non-surgical treatments.
The evening serves as a forum to bring national attention to uterine fibroids by providing powerful inspirational messages for women to learn more about fibroid symptoms and treatment.
“It’s important that we change the conversation about uterine fibroids because it affects 70-80% of women under the age of 55,” Katsnelson said. “We need to focus on healing in medicine — advances in minimally invasive medical procedures offer women,” Katsnelson said. “Women keep silent about fibroid disease because they don’t want to have surgery. If we can treat diseases earlier, patients will benefit greatly.
The event highlights the need to provide awareness, education and treatment options. Fibroids continue to be the leading cause for hysterectomies or surgeries to relieve symptoms, including heavy bleeding, anemia, pelvic pressure, urinary complications, and pain. These benign uterine tumors can also lead to infertility issues and tend to affect African American women more severely.
Katsnelson is concerned about the lack of options available to women to treat fibroid diseases, such as uterine fibroid embolization, often due to the lack of familiarity of doctors and patients. This FDA-approved procedure is performed by interventional radiologists on an outpatient basis.
Michigan State Rep. (35th D) Kyra Bolden, will be honored at the event, receiving the Fibroid Fighter Champion Award for her work designating Fibroid Awareness Month in Michigan to achieve million women to learn more about fibroid disease.
Katsnelson thinks awareness of non-surgical procedures, such as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), is needed. “Women need to know that they have viable options to preserve their uterus,” he added.
Fibroid Fighters encourages women to celebrate Fibroid Awareness Month by sharing their fibroid stories on social media using #FibroidAwarenessNY and #FibroidFighters.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the A Night in Purple Fibroid Awareness Reception, visit www.Fibroid Fighters.
About Fibroid Fighters
The Fibroids Fighters Foundation is a public welfare organization established to advance the cause of women’s health and the safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroids. Its mission is to educate the American public about the health, social, and economic damage caused by uterine fibroids by emphasizing research and advances in the treatment of fibroid disease.
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