Welcome to PCOSgurl's 2018 5K team page
Dear Friends and Family,
My Personal Web Log
Your Donation Matters!
PCOS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
It affects all races, religions, body types, families, countries and many times crosses over to include subsequent conditions as well..
So I am asking of all of you know more then I am asking of myself and always doing and willing to do which is get involved!!!
Without your help, this isnt going to happen and without funding @pcos Challenge services and outreach is limited..
Why does this matter and what are you going to do about it?
PCOS Challenge Needs Your Support.
We are currently at 33% of our fundraising goal with just under 30 days to go and right now we really need your help. Nearly 200 PCOS leaders, advocates, supporters and healthcare providers have already stepped forward to donate during our campaign and help make a difference in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome.
Will you give $10 or more to help change the future for women and girls with PCOS?
Are you frustrated by the insufficient amount of help and resources that are available for women and girls with PCOS? One major reason is the lack of grant funding and donations that PCOS support, awareness and advocacy organizations receive. If everyone reading this email donated $10 or more, we could hit our fundraising goal in just one day.
If you have not already done so, please make a donation of $10 or more to the Bolt for PCOS 5K Run/Walk event to help support PCOS education, screening and research programs.
Did you know that all PCOS support organizations around the world combined receive less than $500,000 in government, foundation, corporate and community funding?
Compare that with one cancer organization that receives over $1 billion in funding, one heart disease association that receives over $600 million in funding and one diabetes organization that receives over $300 million in funding. This is a major health disparity considering that PCOS is one of the most common human disorders and that women with PCOS constitute one of the largest groups of women at risk for developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Also, women with PCOS are at greater risk of having a heart attack and three times greater risk of developing endometrial cancer. Additionally, the CDC estimates 50 percent of women with PCOS will become diabetic before age 40. 50 to 70 percent of women with PCOS are going undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. We need your help to change these statistics.
Why we need your support today
Some of the specific areas that PCOS Challenge is raising funds for include:
Each year, we provide live educational programs featuring world-leading PCOS experts for over 1,000 patients and healthcare providers. Over the past year alone, we have received over 800 requests for PCOS Challenge to offer our symposium in various cities across the country, and in other parts of the world. We need funding to continue to provide and expand these much needed educational programs.
Many women are not being told about or screened for the various health risks associated with PCOS. We now offer health screenings at many of our events in partnership with local health systems, physicians and nursing professional associations. The screenings help PCOS patients get a better picture of their health and identify their risk for diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Funds go toward equipment and test strips for health screenings.
This year, PCOS Challenge worked with Congressman David Scott (GA-13) and 37 other leaders to introduce Resolution H.Res.864 in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.Res.864 recognizes the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome, the need for further research, improved treatment and care options, and for a cure for PCOS. It also designates September as PCOS Awareness Month. This historic and bipartisan effort represents the first time there has been a central focus on PCOS in the U.S. Congress. We need your help to continue our critical legislative advocacy efforts and advance our policy agenda to improve quality of care and outcomes for PCOS patients as well as increase funding for PCOS research, which currently receives less than 0.1% of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research budget.
PCOS Challenge offers the PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence grant which awards funds to help women and girls in great medical and financial need with hair and skin issues related to PCOS (such as hirsutism), which are not currently covered by insurance. Each grant awards up to $500 for treatments such as laser hair removal, electrolysis and dermatology treatments. We were able to receive matching funds from the American Electrology Association and local dermatologists for some of our recipients, but we need additional funding to increase the reach and impact of this grant.
We plan to introduce additional grants to help with other areas such as nutrition, fertility/family building and mental health counseling.
PCOS Challenge is partnered with many of the leading PCOS research centers globally and for the last 10 years has played a major role in recruitment for a number of key PCOS research studies. PCOS Challenge plans to continue and increase participation in quality research. We need funding to help with the cost of:
Recruiting for research studies
Providing funds for PCOS research through grants.
For the decade, we've been the leading organization advancing the cause for women and girls with PCOS globally. We've been able to achieve an extraordinary amount of things with very little funding. We have done this through fundraising for every program we do and dedicated volunteer efforts. However, we need a lot of people doing a little, instead of a few people doing a lot. Our goal is to build a world class infrastructure for PCOS as exists with other major health conditions. We need the collective support of industry, government, healthcare providers and the community to accelerate this process and continue to change the future for women and girls with PCOS.
Please donate now or register as a Virtual Walker to show your support
by Ashley Levinson on Mon, Aug 27, 2018 @ 8:16 AM
We have goodies!!!
Look at the goodies I have for the #PCOS Raffle, exclusive to #TeamPCOSStrong for the PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association 5K September 23!!!!
So heres the deal.....
Join the team as virtual runner or Orlando Team runner and a raise a minimum $100.00 Youll get a PCOS Challenge 5K t-shirt and 25 raffle entries.
After that every $100 you raise you get another 25 raffle entries and incentives from PCOS Challenge including gift cards, home items and much more!!!!
If joining a 5K isnt your thing, donate for raffle chances!!
$5 = 1 raffle entry
$10 = 3 raffle entries
$15 = 5 raffle entries
$20 = 8 raffle entries
$25 = 10 raffle entries
$30 = 12 raffle entries
$50 = 15 raffle entries
$100 = 25 raffle entries
$200 = 50 raffle entries
$300 = 75 raffle entries
$400 = 100 raffle entries
$500 = 150 raffle entries
(First 100 to donate get a silicone teal heart bracelet)
So here are SOME of the raffle items.. much more being added..
This is gonna be HUGE so jump in and donate/register
Watch for my team captains
PCOS Support Girl
To be adding some additional raffle items and I'll be adding more celeb donations!!!!
CHECK OUT WHAT YOU COULD WIN AND INCENTIVES FOR JOINING OUR TEAM!!!!
Get in early and secure your raffle chances now!!!!
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING GIFT/PRODUCT/SERVICE DONATIONS FROM OUR CYSTERS, PRACTIONERS, FRIENDS AND COMPANIES!!!
Please message me if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to our raffle
Check out prizes on my FB post!!
by Ashley Levinson on Sun, Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:17 AM
Did you get your world PCOS Day frame yet???
Here's an easy spot to find your countries profile frame!
World PCOS Day September 1
Get your Facebook frame to show your support!!!
World PCOS Day Profile frames:
New Zealand bit.ly/WorldpcosdayNZ
Puerto Rico bit.ly/Worldpcosdaypuertorico
United Arab Emirates Bit.ly/Worldpcosdayuae
United Kingdom bit.ly/WorldpcosdayUK
USA 2 bit.ly/worldpcosdayusa2
If your country is missing, let us know and we will get it added!
PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association
PCOSgurls Guide to Life With PCOS
Runs2BeHappy: Coach Ginny
by Ashley Levinson on Sun, Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:11 AM
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