The Endo-Inspire Gala, A Night to Remember

Feb 8th, 2020 Location:

Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane, VA)

Thank You For Such a Wonderful Night

During our first ever Endo-Inspire Gala we sold out and had near 100 attendees  supporting our cause to promote proper care and community for patients. Together we pushed to help patients live empowered and inspirational lives. Joined with doctors, specialists, performers, and endo allies we raised $11,000 to help our mission in empowering patients to live beyond their diagnosis.

Speakers and Attenders

Kaitlyn Morell

Kaitlyn Morell is a singer/song writer. Her recent single “My Forever” has been hitting the radio across the country. Her song “Invinsible” has empowered many individuals with endometriosis as she revealed her struggles with the disease and story behind the song.

Dr. Karli Goldstien

Dr. Goldstien is an associate gynecologic surgeon at Seckin Endometriosis Center in NY. She dedicates her practices to deep excision surgical methods and is a driving force for endometriosis research. Dr. Goldstien has a special compassion for patients with endometriosis as she herself battles stage IV endo with multiple IVF failures and losses. With proper care and incredible drive, Dr. Goldstien has defied the odds by continuing her work as a surgeon while becoming a new mother to her sweet baby girl. Dr. Goldstien is passionate about creating a hopeful and empowering outlook for patients’ futures with proper care and support.

Alexandra Camara

Alexandra is a passionate endometriosis advocate using her social media as a way to share education and awareness with other patients. Alex has battled both pelvic and thoracic endometriosis. She recently underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to excise endometriosis around her lungs. Having a mother who was also diagnosed with endometriosis Alex knew about her condition from an early age. Despite an early diagnosis she has still had to fight for proper care unrelentingly. Instead of rolling over in self-pity as many in her situation would feel inclined to do, Alex has fought to become an incredibly knowledgeable patient sharing her journey with others in an insightful, hope-filled, and positive manner.

Dr. Kenneth Barron

Dr. Barron is a gynecologic surgeon who took an interest in helping patients with pelvic pain. After two residencies, including training at the Endometriosis Center of Atlanta, Dr. Barron opened his own practice dedicated to helping patients through endometriosis excisional therapy, education, and understanding. Over 75% of Dr. Barron’s patients struggle with endometriosis. He has become an invaluable resource for EndoArmy by sharing his knowledge and support for the nonprofit and, also, by helping many members find relief from pain.

Kianna Scott

Kianna is the founder and executive director of EndoArmy. She started this nonprofit after personally experiencing the need endometriosis patients have for tangible support, easily accessible information, and hope for their future. After battling endometriosis herself, undiagnosed for many years, she finally got answers in early 2018. Endometriosis had led to a multitude of other secondary effects and disease processes. Kianna has always been passionate about human connection and medicine (she works as a professional in the veterinary medicine industry). Her diagnosis pushed her to take actions so that others would not have to suffer alone, for as long, or lose hope as she had before surgery. Kianna is now planning to ride horseback over 2,000 miles from Mexico to Canada to raise funds and awareness for patients with endometriosis.

Maggie Thorn

Maggie is a country-style musician from Bloomfield, Missouri. She has been performing since she was 15. Her most recent album “The Other Side” made its way to the top 100 albums being considered for Country Album of the Year by The Grammy Association receiving airplay on Americana Radio Stations across the USA as well as winning “Album of The Year” at the 2018 Josie Music Awards. Maggie recently underwent pelvic and thoracic endometriosis excision. She has spoken openly about her journey with endo through social media.

Gillian Larson

Gillian epitomizes female empowerment, embarking on epic journeys spanning over 10,000 miles in the wilderness with her horses. Overcoming numerous challenges, she serves as a beacon of inspiration for many. Among those inspired is Kianna, the visionary behind EndoArmy. Amidst her own recovery from surgery and treatments, Kianna felt a stirring within, a daring idea to fulfill her long-held desire to ride horseback from Mexico to Canada. This journey, once deemed impossible due to her pain, now held the potential to raise funds and awareness for endometriosis patients. With unwavering determination, Kianna reshaped her life, sacrificing her job and possessions to prepare for the ride, acquiring a trailer and necessary equipment.

Driven by her passion for women’s rights, healthcare, and horses, Gillian took Kianna under her wing, mentoring her for the upcoming journey. Additionally, Gillian’s altruism extended beyond mentorship, as she had been donating eggs to individuals facing infertility for years.

Yet, just after the EndoInspire Gala, unforeseen challenges arose. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and an injury to Kianna’s primary horse halted her cross-country expedition. Nevertheless, Kianna’s dream remained the catalyst for EndoArmy, embodying the belief that greatness can emerge despite—or even because of—adversity.

Although Kianna’s initial plan was delayed, her determination persevered. While the pandemic and horse injury redirected her path, Kianna transformed her setback into an opportunity. Now the proud owner of a horse farm and sustainable homestead, she educates and inspires her local community about holistic health and wellness.

Gillian played a pivotal role in encouraging Kianna to embrace a life beyond convention. Through her guidance and support, Kianna continues to thrive, illustrating that even when our journeys take unexpected turns, the spirit of empowerment endures, igniting remarkable transformations.

Karen Scoggins

Karen is the Co-Founder and North Carolina Chapter Director for EndoArmy. She also serves as the North Carolina State Representative for Worldwide Endo-March. Her passion is very real to her as she has survived over 11 surgeries and the removal of eight organs herself. And like most, it hurt her deeply  to hear medical professionals one after another say “we didn’t find anything”, “just get pregnant” and “it’s all in your head”, just to name a few. She has now dedicated her life to helping those who are walking out their own Endometriosis journey. She refused to give up and you can too. She believes that no other EndoArmy warrior should ever have to feel the isolation and mental stress that comes with any level of an Endometriosis. Karen’s heart is to heal, encourage, and give fellow Endo Warriors the hope and courage to dig deep, join together and fight another day. EndoArmy is more than a non-profit it’s a battle cry for the unheard and unseen, which is why she joined forces with fellow Co-Founder Kianna Scott to help make someone’s endo journey just a little more peaceful.

Event Sponsors

Sponsor Disclaimer: EndoArmy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by patients for patients. We have made the desition to deny financial support from pharmaceutical companies. We have also made the choice to keep the nonprofit patient-driven. To avoid conflicts of interest or accusations of patient funneling we do not allow any doctors or gynecologic medical professionals on our board. We avidly seek advice and support from professionals but choose stay a third party unbias patient-centered organization. All speaker and performers at this event are voulenteers and are not recieving financial compensation for their performances.

Barrel Oak Winery

Barrel Oak Winery is allowing EndoArmy to use their space to host The Endo-Inspire Gala. They have been an invaluable supporter of our nonprofit from the early stages. We would like to thank them for all the opportunities they have granted us through their generosity.

Life Captured Photography

Sharon is a passionate photographer who runs Life Captured based in Hamilton, VA. Her daughter suffers from endometriosis and upon meeting Kianna in late 2018 Sharon has been a driving force for EndoArmy donating countless hours of her professional skills as a photographer. Sharon will once again be donating her time as she photographs The Endo-Inspire Gala

Center for Advanced Gynocology

The Center for Advanced Gynecology has graciously sponsored our event, helping make it possible to bring so many inspirational individuals together. With their help we are able to create this memorable night.

Nova Blooms

Nova Blooms by Megan is a local florist located in Chantilly, VA who is donating 100% of her time to create elegant floral arrangments for The Endo-Inspire Gala.