My name is Essence Payne Randle,(PCOS Advocate) Founder & Director of Cajun Cyster of NWLA,Inc. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an endocrine disorder that causes infertility, cardiac & dermatological issues in women. PCOS is one of the most critical, underserved, under-diagnosed & underfunded conditions affecting women’s health. There is a huge health disparity when it comes to PCOS diagnosis, funding & support.
1in 5 women are affected by this disorder & 50-75% of women go undiagnosed, which is why advocating & promoting awareness is so important.
This year we are hosting our 6th Annual PCOS Awareness Walk here in the City of Shreveport, & we are excited to have the opportunity to continue our Walks in the City of Minden.
As a member of the Patient Advisory Board for the National PCOS Challenge, Inc. & City Leader, obtaining a Proclamation in your City recognizing/declaring September as PCOS Awareness Month is an accomplishment we hope to achieve for a second time. In 2019 we received our first Proclamation recognizing September as PCOS Awareness month in the City of Shreveport. If the paperwork from our previous Proclamation is needed as a reference I have it readily available.
Thank you in advance for your time. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely, Essence Payne Randle