Why Fundraising Matters
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects over seven million women in the U.S. and hundreds of millions globally. It is one of the most critical, under-diagnosed, underfunded and neglected areas of health, leading to infertility, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
There is a huge health disparity when it comes to PCOS diagnosis, support and research. 50% of women and girls with PCOS are going undiagnosed. Additionally, it often takes women several years and up to seven doctors before they can find someone who can help them with the condition. Despite affecting millions of lives and families and the serious health consequences, PCOS awareness and support organizations receive less than 0.1% of the government, corporate, foundation, and community funding that other major health conditions receive. The lack of funding extends into PCOS research, stifling advancements. Despite being one of the most common human disorders and the most common endocrine disorder in women, PCOS research currently receives less than 0.1% of the NIH research funding budget.
With your help, we can make a big difference! By supporting the Bolt for PCOS 5K Run Walk, you will become a champion for one of the most important issues affecting women’s health. Your support will make a huge difference in the lives of tens-of-thousands of women as proceeds from the Bolt for PCOS race will go toward PCOS research, health screenings, grants, education and support programs, as well as increasing awareness and public support for those with polycystic ovary syndrome. Your support will help improve health outcomes, health management and quality of care for women with PCOS.
For more information, view Where Funds Go.