Two woman next to a display of endometriosis theme books, pamphlets and signs
IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  (from left) Library Programs Officer Leila Davandeh and Library Services Manager Christine Bolton put the finishing touches on the special endometriosis themed display in support of the Endo Enlightened Campaign in March.


Shining a light on endometriosis in our city centre

Published: 01 Mar 2024 9:04am

The trees located in the median strip along Fitzmaurice Street will take on a yellow glow each evening during the month of March as part of Wagga Wagga City Council’s support for the Endo Enlightened campaign.

At its meeting in February, Council endorsed arranging for the existing 38 ground lights installed in the 19 trees located in Fitzmaurice Street to be changed to yellow for the initiative, which runs from 1 – 31 March 2024.

The Endo Enlightened campaign encourages landmarks and businesses to dress themselves in a bright yellow light as a demonstration of hope and support to raise awareness of the disease which affects one in nine women, girls, and those assigned female at birth.

According to the Endometriosis Australia factsheet (2021), endometriosis is a “condition where tissue similar to the lining of endometrium, which normally lines the uterus, is found in abnormal sites around the body.

“Most often through, endometriosis is found in the pelvis. These deposits can cause a number of symptoms such as pelvic pain and infertility.”

In addition to the lighting up the trees, an endometriosis themed display of books and other resources has also been developed by the Wagga Wagga City Library.

A display of endometriosis related books, pamphlets and other items

Manager Library Services Christine Bolton is encouraging community members to stop in at the display during the month of March.

“We are pleased to support this initiative to highlight endometriosis through the Endo Enlightened campaign,” Ms Bolton said.

“We have identified related books and digital resources that will assist people to learn more about this condition.

“QR codes have been created to ensure that endometriosis information is easy to access and immediately available on any smart device.

“Endometriosis Australia has also provided us with information sheets and pamphlets, along with Endo Enlightened badges, which you can pick up at the display stand.”

The ground lights in Fitzmaurice Street will light up the trees between dusk and dawn.