Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation Launches SoCal’s First Endometriosis Family Support Group

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Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation invites all endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain patients aged 14 and older to attend the Endometriosis Family Support Group, the only known endometriosis support group in Southern California.

“It Couldn’t Control My Life: One Woman’s Personal Story” is the topic for the Thursday, February 16, meeting at the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Health Education Classroom, located at 7150 Brockton Avenue, Suite 103, Riverside, CA 92506. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Husbands, partners, family members, and close friends are welcome. There is no charge to attend and a light dinner will be served. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Reservations can be made for this and future 2012 meetings by visiting Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation’s website, http://www.rivfound.org.

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that often has a significant impact on a woman’s life. It affects over 70 million women and girls worldwide, and is more common than breast cancer. Frequently misdiagnosed, women suffering from this disease often face a great deal of pain, frustration, confusion, and anxiety. The average length of time to be diagnosed with endometriosis is 7-10 years.

Riverside Social Worker and endometriosis patient, Celinda Mulder, facilitates the group. Please join us for the group’s first meeting of 2012 as Celinda shares her compelling story of living with endometriosis. For more information about this and other Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation support groups and programs, contact Teresa Denham, Program Coordinator, at (951) 682-2753 or tdenham(at)rivfound(dot)org.

Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and dedicated to improving health in our Inland Empire community through education at the individual, professional, and community levels.

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