September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month
PCOS is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women and girls. It is the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for other serious conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer.
PCOS Awareness Month is a federally designated event created to increase awareness of, and education about, PCOS among the general public, women, girls and healthcare professionals. The aim of PCOS Awareness Month is to help improve the lives of those affected by PCOS and to help them to overcome their symptoms as well as prevent and reduce their risks for life-threatening related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cancer.
PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the sponsoring organization for PCOS Awareness Month and offers supporting resources, information and events.
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Saturday, October 19th - Join the Newark PCOS Challenge 5K Run/Walk and support the largest national campaign raising awareness and funds to help fight polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The New Jersey PCOS walk is presented by PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, the leading PCOS support and advocacy organization, which serves over 50,000 members. Register now to help support PCOS awareness, education, health screening and research programs.
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