PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps raise public awareness about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and related conditions.
The organization provides support through the PCOS Challenge nonprofit organization website (PCOSChallenge.org); PCOS Challenge Expert Series (PCOSChallenge.net); PCOS Challenge Online Support Network (PCOSChallenge.com); PCOS Challenge television show; PCOS Challenge radio show; local offline support groups; and multiweek fitness, nutrition, and mental wellness challenges.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 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.
Despite affecting millions women in the U.S. and the serious health consequences, PCOS is unknown to most people and some studies suggest that a staggering 50% of the women who have PCOS are undiagnosed. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition. PCOS Challenge, Inc. helps raise public awareness about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and related conditions as well as to provide critical education and support resources to women with PCOS and the medical community.
About the Founder
Sasha Ottey is Founder and Executive Director of PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. Sasha started the organization after she was diagnosed with PCOS and experienced great dissatisfaction with the availability of support resources for the condition.
Since its founding in 2009, PCOS Challenge has quickly grown to over 50,000 members worldwide including its online and offline support groups.
PCOS Challenge is innovative in its multimedia approach to support. It produces the PCOS Challenge television show, a health series which follows ten women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as they have their lives transformed by naturopathic and allopathic medical experts and coaches. Its website, PCOSChallenge.com has been called the "Facebook for women with PCOS" by its members, and its popular PCOS Challenge radio show features internationally recognized PCOS experts, New York Times best-selling authors and real life stories from women with PCOS. The organization also provides offline support networks, webinars, and educational products.
Sasha is a Clinical and Research Microbiologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Howard University and a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.
For information, visit the PCOS Challenge nonprofit website, http://www.pcoschallenge.org, or the PCOS Challenge support network, http://www.pcoschallenge.com.