Sunday, January 5, 2014


I was on Facebook last night and saw this on PCOS Nutrition Center's page and loved it! I have send out e-mails before, but never really knew what all to say. Here's a good place to start!

ATTENTION! Please read, share and contribute to this important information from fellow cyster and PCOS activist Ashley Levinson:


Everyone often asks how do we get awareness out there!!! It starts with you and your willingness to put yourself out there. Over the years I have gotten a lot of media exposure, not because I am special, not because I am different from any of you but because I am willing to fight the fight.. How did I do it?? Simple I looked online and found out the contacts for all of these media outlets and simply put my story out there.

Now its your turn to help and blow up the local, state and national media markets.. I am calling on all of you to make a change…

On Friday January 10, 2014 I am asking everyone to have their stories and pictures together and to have found contacts to their local media..

On this day we are going to so something revolutionary, we are gonna bomb the media with all things PCOS and let our stories and voices be heard.

How do I create my story???? Very simple… I am including a very small little template

In (ADD YOUR YEAR OF DIAGNOSIS) I was diagnosed with a syndrome not many individuals, let alone doctors were aware of or well equipped to treat. While there have been strides in recognition, it still remains a conundrum for many...

Up to 10% of women and girls worldwide have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a complex hormonal disorder for which there is no cure. If left untreated PCOS can be a precursor to many life threatening conditions including type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke and kidney problems. This means PCOS contributes to some of the leading causes of death and disability in women today.


There are still many unanswered questions. While there are many medical and physical implications with this syndrome the psychological stigmas such as being overweight, excess body hair, acne and infertility leave the most long lasting impressions on many women living with this condition today.. With more awareness and teaming with media outlets like yours, we can change perceptions of who these women are, not simply lazy women who do not take care of themselves but, women who are battling the complications associated with this syndrome every day.