September is PCOS Awareness Month

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Please spread the word as many women have the issue and it goes undiagnosed. Let's give these women the support, resources, and tools they need! | PCOS Living
 

The month of September is PCOS Awareness month. PCOS is probably one of the least recognized and funded conditions out there. We need to change this! To do that we need to start spreading awareness and begin raising money and support for this condition.

 Here's a little bit of information about what's going on this month to raise some much-needed awareness.  

PCOS Awareness Weekend takes place on September 24 and 25th in Atlanta, Georgia. 

  • On that Saturday, the PCOS Symposium will take place. This event allows you to listen to top experts (clinicians and researchers) in the PCOS community and to get solutions and real information about PCOS.  It is a day sharing experiences, insights and the latest updates about the condition. 
  • On Sunday, there is the Bolt for PCOS 5K Walk/Run. You can either walk or run individually or with a team.  If you can't be there in person, you can be a virtual walker or of course make a donation in your name. The funds that are raised go directly to PCOS research, health screenings, grants, education and support programs, as well as increasing awareness and public support for those with PCOS.

Besides these great events,  you can also participate in the Lemon Face Challenge

my husband and I doing the Lemon Face Challenge for PCOS. | PCOS Living

my husband and I doing the Lemon Face Challenge for PCOS. | PCOS Living

Here are the rules and how you can participate:

  1.  Bite into a lemon
  2.  Take a pic/video 
  3.  Post to your timeline 
  4.  Use tag #LemonFaceChallenge
  5.  Challenge people
  6.  If you don't do challenge Donate

In addition to all of these activities, there are also some resources/websites with additional information you might want to check out:

PCOSCHALLENGE
http://www.pcoschallenge.org

PCOSAA
http:// www.pcosaa.org

VERITY
http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/

 

If you know of any more events/activities going on please feel free to shoot me a message, as I would be happy to include them on this list!