DENVER – The organizers of the women's march spent Friday night in the Civic Center park preparing for another march of women in Denver.
This is the third year that the march is celebrated and thousands of people are expected to attend. Among all the people, there will be a small group, hoping to spread a great message about the health of women.
"It's a little-known disease and little understood," said Diane Edes.
Edes is part of an organization called ME Action Colorado. ME means myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
"It's a very serious and very debilitating multi-system disease," he said.
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Edes knows well the impact of ME; her daughter was diagnosed last year.
"My daughter was a healthy 34-year-old scientific writer a year and a half ago, and she woke up one morning feeling like she was getting the flu," Edes said. "Then, he stayed in bed and then discovered that he could only sit for half an hour a day."
People who fight against MI do not produce energy like the rest of us, said Edes.
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"Even after very modest energy expenditures, physical or even mental, people are disabled," he said.
That is why those who struggle against Me can not physically go through the march. But thanks to Edes and ME Action Colorado, they will be represented. Edes and his team are writing the names of those who wish to attend the march, but can not use posters and will bring them to the rally.
"The march of women is a very public place, a very inclusive place and we hope we can achieve a lot of awareness by being there," he said.
Edes is aimed at the people who most need to hear the message.
"Because between 75 and 80 percent of people affected by MS are women and, historically, the medical community tends to discriminate against women and the diseases that predominantly affect women do not receive attention," said Edes. .
She hopes to change that in the march.
The symptoms of Edes's daughter have stabilized, but she still can not work.
Edes said that almost 75 percent of people who fight against MI can not work or go to school. There is no cure or treatments approved by the FDA.
There will be around seven people from ME Action Colorado marching on Saturday.
This year, the Womxn & # 39; s March Denver replaced the "e" with an "x" in the name, because they want to include the trans, non-binary and gender people involved.
Many people are expected to attend the Women's March at Civic Center Park on Saturday. This year's theme is "Listen, join, act".
The march begins at 1451 Bannock Street in Denver and ends at Civic Center Park.
The pre-rally starts at 9 a.m., the march starts at 10:30 a.m. and the post-rally starts at 11:45 a.m.
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