PCOS Education Event Brings Fun and Awareness to Houston

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Sunday, June 12th, 2011, PCOS Symposium underwritten by Quest Diagnostics anticipated to unite, educate and inspire.

PCOS affects an estimated 10% of women and as many as 26% of adolescent girls. Women suffering from PCOS can experience missing or irregular menstrual cycles, facial and body hair, miscarriages, infertility, obesity and many other symptoms. PCOS also places women at a high risk for heart attack, stroke, endometrial cancer and diabetes. What’s even more concerning than its risks and symptoms? Less than half of women and girls with PCOS have been diagnosed, making awareness efforts crucial to the fight against this syndrome.

Although there is no known cure for PCOS, women can help to reduce their symptoms and prevent the associated risk factors with medical care, nutrition and exercise, and lifestyle modifications. The PCOS Foundation, a Houston based charity, pairs health education with awareness in an effort to help women and adolescents regain control of their health. The PCOS Foundation will be holding its free annual education event, the 2011 PCOS Symposium underwritten by Quest Diagnostics, on Sunday, June 12 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak near the Galleria.

The Symposium includes several special guests including award-winning songwriter and vocalist, Kristine Mills, author of Freedom from PCOS, Katie Humphrey, and PCOS Foundation President/ Founder, Lisa Benjamini-Allon. Presentation topics include nutrition guidelines for PCOS and lowering PCOS related health risks. The event also offers breakout sessions, free lunch, prizes and music. Sponsors include Quest Diagnostics, Insulite Laboratories, Advanced Fertility Center of Texas Whole Foods Market-Woodway and Charming Charlie. A special post-event social will be held at Charming Charlie’s in the Galleria from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm. A portion of proceeds during the post-event will be donated to the PCOS Foundation.

All ages are welcome to register online at http://www.PCOSfoundation.org. Seating is limited.
Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Registration 8:30 am. Symposium 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Charming Charlie Social 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Hilton Houston Post Oak, Ballroom A, 2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, Texas
Contact Jilian Ryan for questions, event tables, program ads and sponsorships at info(at)pcosfoundation(dot)org or 713-487-7267 (PCOS)

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