City of Dallas partners with stakeholders on Texas Fibroid Awareness Month campaign
This July, the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute, the Fibroid Institute Dallas, and the City of Dallas, in partnership with medical providers and community leaders will host the 2nd Annual Texas Fibroid Awareness Month campaign to improve access to information and resources to address uterine fibroids.
Kick-off for Texas Fibroid Awareness Month will include lighting up downtown Dallas in the color teal—the official color of Texas Fibroid Awareness Month—on Saturday, July 1. See the lights at Bank of America Plaza ~ 1900 Pearl ~ AT&T HQ + Discovery-District ~ Omni Hotel.
“We are grateful that the City of Dallas and community stakeholders have joined our organization in raising awareness about this important health equity issue,” said Lorraine Birabil, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute. “Together we will work to engage marginalized communities and ultimately ensure they have the information they need to make well-informed decisions about this common but complicated health issue.”
Texas Fibroid Awareness Month will include educational forums and a period product supply drive culminating in a fun and informative free Self-Care Health & Beauty Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Cedar Crest Golf Course, 1800 Southerland Ave., Dallas, TX 75203. The event will include health and beauty vendors, health screenings, food trucks, and children’s activities. By partnering with the Fibroid Institute Dallas and the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute, Dallas is among the first few cities in Texas to shine a light on this critical health condition.
“Dallas is showing leadership in addressing the most prevalent and costly health issue affecting women: uterine fibroids,” said Dr. Suzanne Slonim, MD of Fibroid Institute Dallas. “The Dallas City Council’s proclamation of July as Fibroid Awareness Month is a first step toward destigmatizing gynecological health conversations so more women can become informed about possible solutions.”
View full press releases from the City of Dallas and visit TxFAM.org for more info: