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Fibroid Fighter of the Year

August 22,2023

Kym Lee-King received the Fibroid Fighter of the Year Award from the Fibroid Fighters Foundation at their annual fibroid awareness reception, “50 Shades of Purple”, for her outstanding efforts to raise awareness about fibroid treatment options. The event, held at the Empire Steak House in New York City, drew hundreds of attendees and celebrity speakers.

The Fibroid Fighters Fighter of the Year award was presented by the Fibroid Fighters Foundation Co-Founders, Yan Katsnelson, M.D., and his wife, Flora Katsnelson, M.D., who created the public welfare organization to advance the cause of women’s health and the safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroids.

Kym with R&B singer Lil’ Mo.
(L-R) Kym Lee King is congratulated by R & B Singer Lil’Mo at the Fibroid Fighters “Fifty Shades of Purple” Awareness Event.

The Fibroid Fighter of the Year Award is presented by the Fibroid Fighters Foundation to an individual whose efforts have heightened awareness about fibroid disease. Fibroids are benign uterine growths that affect over 26 million American women.

Previous recipients of the award include:

  • NY Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who introduced the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021. This bill would provide funding for research on fibroids and education about the condition for women and healthcare providers.
  • MI State Representative of the 35th District, Kyra Harris Bolden, for her efforts in introducing Fibroid Awareness Month in Michigan. Fibroid Awareness Month is an annual observance held in July to raise awareness about fibroids and the impact they have on women’s health.

The Fibroid Fighter of the Year Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes individuals who are making a difference in the fight against fibroids. The award is a reminder that fibroids are a serious condition that affects millions of women, and that we must continue to work to raise awareness and improve treatment options.

“I want to help other women learn about fibroid disease and the benefits of UFE,” said King. “I knew nothing about UFE and never identified my fibroids with a disease. I want to help other women be more informed so they can get the help they need.”

The “50 Shades of Purple” Awareness Event brought together a diverse group of people to focus attention on fibroid disease during Fibroid Awareness Month. The event was hosted by WQHT Hot 97.1 on-air talent TT Torrez and included discussions on the impact of fibroids by a variety of speakers, including “Real Housewives of Atlanta” actors and sisters Cynthia and Malorie Bailey, Coach Ella Destiny, Eugenia Buie, and King. The evening’s entertainment included motivational speaker Keith Brown (Mr. I’m Possible) and R&B singer Lil’ Mo.

50 Shades of Purple attendees

The event was aimed at emphasizing the importance of knowing about the different treatment options available for fibroids. Dr. Yan Katsnelson, the founder of USA Fibroid Centers, spoke at the event and said that hysterectomy should not be the only solution for fibroids. He said that women should be provided with all of the available treatment options, including uterine fibroid embolization, which is a safer, non-surgical treatment.

The “50 Shades of Purple” Awareness Event was a success in raising awareness about fibroid disease and the importance of knowing about treatment options. The event helped to empower women to take control of their health and make informed decisions about their treatment.

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