It’s that time of year again to start thinking about what YOU’RE going to do to help raise PCOS awareness for PCOS Awareness Month in September. How about joining Power Up for PCOS in our 5K Crawl/Walk/Run/Bike Fundraiser?
Power Up for PCOS will be having our 5K fundraiser on September 29th, 2012. In case you didn’t know, Power Up for PCOS now has groups walking all over the world so you can find a group near you or even start a group right in your city or town. Basically, wherever you live on planet earth.
Power Up for PCOS was brand new last year and not many people knew about us. Even with not many people knowing we were here, we raised just under $3,000 and that was with only 12 women walking. This year we are expecting to beat last year’s record by quite a bit.
So here are the details: This year’s walk will be a Power Up for PCOS 5K Fundraiser on September 29th, 2012. First 25 people registered receive a free Power Up for PCOS t-shirt and a goody bag depending on sponsor’s samples given. Registration fees are as follows: June 1st-July 31st - $30, August 1st-September 29th - $35. Please register soon by visiting our website.
If you know someone that it walking in our 5K and would like to contribute towards the money they are raising, you can now do that by visiting the Support Our Cause tab and choosing an amount. When going through checkout there is a place where they can put in their name, e-mail address, city and state. This is great for those that want to help but live out of state.
Proceeds will go to Power Up for PCOS to help us continue to support women with PCOS through educational Power Up Groups and building connections with other PCOS women and to the InCYSTInstitute for Hormone Health to help fund research about these hormone disorders, especially PCOS, and will focus on alternative/nutritional/complementary treatments. Please note that Power Up for PCOS is NOT a non-profit organization and any gift is NOT tax-deductible because of the amount of money that would be required to become a non-profit. We keep only what we need to run and the rest collected is given to inCYST Institute for Hormone Health.
Don’t want to wait until September to start raising awareness? Here are some other things you can do now:
Print and distribute awareness PCOS pamphlets to friends, family, professionals and anyone else you come in contact with. The pamphlets can be found here. Just look on the left side bar of the website and you will see the links to download.
You can also join a Power Up for PCOS Power Up Group where you will learn about successfully managing your PCOS. These groups are forming all over the world as well. You find out if there is a group near you by visiting our website and choosing your state. No group near you? Contact us to find out how easy and rewarding it is to start your own.
And finally, visit an InCYST trained professional for your PCOS needs. You can find one near you by visiting our new Power Up Locator.
Written by: Beth Wolf, founder of Power Up for PCOS which provides support to women with PCOS through educational Power Up Groups, building connections with other PCOS women, calendar of upcoming PCOS events, professional referrals and reviews, PCOS store, and other specialized events to raise money for PCOS research. She can be reached by visiting http://www.powerupforpcos.com, emailing Beth@powerupforpcos.com or by calling 810-545-PCOS (7267)
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*Please note that I am not a medical professional. I am not qualified to give out any medical advice. I am a woman with PCOS who is sharing my personal experiences in this blog and I advise you to consult a professional.*