PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women and a precursor for other serious conditions including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and cancer. In fact, women with PCOS constitute the largest group of women at risk for developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. *
Over the last two years, I have been fortunate enough to meet women from all over the world who are suffering from this condition. It is estimated that this endocrine disorder affects more than 1 in every 10 women, yet it is one of the most underfunded and misunderstood conditions affecting women.
After seeing how PCOS affects so many women in so many ways, I felt compelled and lead to do what I can to change the PCOS community. Through working with other advocates in the community, we are able to make the much needed change us cysters so desperately need.
PCOS Positivity is a community of women with PCOS founded in August 2015 by Shelby, aka PCOS Support Girl.
PCOS Positivity is a community of women who believe in the power of positive thinking, self love, and the power of women supporting other women.
Our mission is to be an example that you are not defined by your diagnosis. Join the movement. Show you are a PCOS Positivity Girl.
Leading up to September 2017, which is PCOS awareness month, I will be running fundraisers to support and raise funds for PCOS Challenge, The The Leading Support Organization for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS Challenge, Inc. is the largest and most active 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization advancing the cause for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, serving over 40,000 members. The organization touches the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, grants, health screenings and education and awareness initiatives. Since PCOS Challenge began its programs in 2009, the organization has helped many women find answers that have helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for numerous life-threatening related conditions including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Last year alone, we as a community, with help from amazing small businesses and support of a positive and motivated community of women, we were able to raise over 3500.00 for women with PCOS. We can’t wait to be apart of helping cysters everywhere.
How can you help?
Fundraising directly with PCOS Challenge
Download the Coin Up mobile app and use your spare change to support PCOS Challenge education, screening, grant and research programs for women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Three easy steps: 1. Download the Coin Up app. 2. Create a secure account and set your monthly donation limit. 3. Round up the change from your transactions to help end polycystic ovary syndrome. For more information on how you can use Coin Up to help give back, visit http://m.pcoschallenge.org/coinup
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.
Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
Just select PCOS Challenge as your charity choice, and Kroger will donate a portion every time you shop on your behalf! https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
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