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Run for PCOS

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May 22, 2011

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BENEFITING: PCOS CHALLENGE INC

EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2011

Melissa Harrison

THE STORY:

This time last year I began to gain an excessive amount of weight so I decided to run a half marathon to get into shape. As I was training I began to change my diet and eat more carbohydrates to fuel my body as I was running up to 20 miles a week. Strangely enough, the more I was running, the more weight I was gaining. I eventually ran and finished the 2010 Philadelphia Half Marathon at the highest weight I had ever been in my life. A couple months later I was diagnosed with PCOS and my dietitian explained that as my milage increased, the more energy bars, carbohydrates, and gatorade I was consuming. Because I am extremely insulin resistant, my body turned all my sugar into fat!

This year I have a new plan, a new diet, and a new outlook on life. I want to dedicate the 2011 Philadelphia Half Marathon to a healthy lifestyle and PCOS awareness. Please support me in the Philadelphia Half Marathon as I run to help women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

 

About PCOS

PCOS is a complex endocrine and metabolic disorder that is estimated to affect 1-in-10 women. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women and a precursor for other serious conditions including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and cancer. In fact, women with PCOS constitute the largest group of women at risk for developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

 

The Impact of Your Donation

Your donation helps fund education, screenings and research efforts carried out by PCOS Challenge, Inc.

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps raise public awareness about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and related conditions as well as provides critical education and support resources to women with PCOS and the medical community. For more information about PCOS Challenge, Inc., visit http://www.pcoschallenge.org

For PCOS Support, visit http://www.pcoschallenge.com.

 

Your charitable contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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