PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, in partnership with influencers and other leading health and patient-advocacy organizations, will host the largest PCOS Awareness Month to date in September. PCOS Challenge worked with over 130 members of the U.S. Congress to make PCOS Awareness Month a federally designated event.
PCOS Awareness Month will kick off with the Fifth Annual World PCOS Day of Unity on Thursday, September 1st. PCOS Challenge started World PCOS Day in 2018. The event brings together people worldwide in solidarity to promote awareness and support those impacted by the disorder. To recognize World PCOS Day, over 130 iconic landmarks around the world will display teal-colored lights in support of people affected by PCOS. PCOS Challenge will also hold its global annual convening of leading patient advocacy organizations, advocates, and influencers to share updates and discuss ways to advance global PCOS awareness and advocacy efforts.
On World PCOS Day, participants will wear teal apparel to promote awareness: at work, in their communities, and on social media. PCOS Challenge encourages followers to share personal videos, post testimonials, and use hashtags and teal photo overlays to spread the message online.
Continuing throughout PCOS Awareness Month, PCOS Challenge will hold multiple events bringing together patients, researchers, healthcare providers, industry leaders, and others to educate the global community about PCOS and promote the need for timely diagnosis and improved care.
PCOS Challenge thanks Spruce Biosciences and Pandia Health for sponsoring this year’s PCOS Awareness Month.
“Given that 1 in 10 women will have PCOS in their lifetime, Pandia Health is proud to support PCOS Challenge and PCOS Awareness Month. We want women to get the best healthcare possible and also to have the ability to set it and forget it and have their medication come automatically by mail,” says Sophia Yen, MD, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health.
For more information about PCOS Awareness Month, PCOS Challenge, or to schedule media interviews, please visit PCOSAwarenessMonth.org and PCOSChallenge.org.