PCOS AWARENESS month
Verity launched PCOS Awareness Week in November 2010. Over 10 years later and our week has become a month, in line with our US and international counterparts. Our aim is to simply raise awareness of PCOS, educate others about the condition and hopefully raise a little money so we can continue providing conferences, information and support.
It’s pretty hard to understand PCOS unless you have it or know someone that does. Although it's estimated that 1 in 10 women of reproductive age have PCOS, it’s so easy to feel isolated or that no one else understands what you are going through. It's also estimated that 70% of those with the condition don't know they have it, and you can't treat and manage what you don't know you have.
Awareness month is our chance to make some noise, support each other and spread the word so others can get diagnosed too. As a volunteer organisation, we rely on our community to help us do this and there are lots of ways to get involve
Paint one nail purple
Make a Move for PCOS
PCOS Photo Challenge
Every year we create a 30 day photo challenge with a different prompt for every day of the month. You can take part anywhere on social media and use each prompt to talk about a different aspect of PCOS and what it means to you. We are all so different and we’ve found this really helps others find information and a supportive community especially when they’re newly diagnosed.
We’ll release the new Photo Challenge graphic in August, keep an eye out for it on our social media channels (@VerityPCOS).
Or maybe something different….
If you want to get sponsored whilst raising awareness you can set up a Just Giving page. When you’ve done that you can let us know you’re raising money by filling in our fundraising form. We’ll even send you a PCOS Awareness wristband as a thank you!
Social media toolkit
Save the images below and use them on your social media channels to help spread awareness of PCOS.
If you’re on a mobile device press and hold on an image to save it. If you’re on a laptop right click and save as.
Facebook COVER photo