The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better
- Robert F. Kennedy
My name is Cassie Rowe and I am currently the State Member for Belmont, elected in 2017.
I am incredibly humbled to have been appointed as the Patron of Endometriosis WA this year. Endometriosis is a debilitating condition that affects so many people, but it remains underestimated, unknown and incurable. This condition urgently demands the attention of governments, the health system and society generally. Endometriosis WA is a key organisation within the field, bringing light to the pain experienced by people with endometriosis, while also providing a support network for those affected. It makes me so pleased that this crucial work is happening in Cloverdale.
As Patron, I aim to help Endometriosis WA achieve its goal of raising awareness. I hope that my position within the WA State Parliament will ensure that more people across Western Australia understand the prevalence, signs and effects of endometriosis. Through this increased awareness, I hope that more people will be empowered to seek medical help and access support networks such as Endometriosis WA. Most importantly, I hope the awareness I can bring will signal to governments and the health system the importance of addressing this condition through research into the causes, treatment and possible prevention of endometriosis.