Pituitary Awareness Month 2017

This year’s October Awareness Month 2017 theme is about boosting optician awareness of pituitary tumours.

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This builds on our work last year as awareness still needs to be improved – PLUS – we’re getting great support from our partnership with Myers La Roche which will help us drive our message towards the optical industry!

The aim is to make opticians and the public aware of the importance of eye tests in checking your health – especially for pituitary tumours!

The more opticians we make aware, the more patients can be diagnosed early and avoid the frustrations associated with a long diagnosis.

We will also be encouraging everyone to hold Go Orange days and simultaneously raise awareness about the symptoms of pituitary. Go Orange days will help spread the ‘Ask your GP’ message.

 

Four ways to get involved this October:

Your involvement makes a huge difference to our Awareness Month!  (Resources will be posted out mid-September).

 

1.    Talk to your optician!  

Spread local awareness by taking our NEW awareness poster to your local optician. Email campaigns@pituitary.org.uk or ring 0117 370 1310 to tell us your address and we’ll send you posters! 

 

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The Foundation will be working closely with Myers La Roche, a company that provides marketing support and practice sales for opticians and optometrists.

The director’s father is a pituitary patient. Myers La Roche are sending our poster to 2500 independent opticians this September! A huge thank you to Myers La Roche for the amazing support and expertise you have given us.

The Foundation will also be approaching Specsavers, Boots, and Vision Express to notify them of our campaign, and we aim to have articles published in prominent optometry magazines. 

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 2. Go Orange

To raise vital awareness of pituitary conditions we will “Go Orange”. Will you join us?

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Arrange a “Go Orange” event in October to make our voice louder and raise vital awareness. Nobody need suffer in isolation. 

Get your office involved, hold an Orange themed party in your community or get your child’s school/college/university involved.

We have everything you’ll need to make it a success! (Guides, balloons, bunting, invitations, posters, fundraising, games…)

Keep it simple or go large… ask everyone to wear orange, make a donation, organise a raffle or even sponsor your boss to do something daring.

Raising £10 or £1,000 will make a great difference and most importantly will help raise pituitary awareness.

Request a Go orange kit now! fundraising@pituitary.org.uk / 0117 370 1333 or download at this link 

 

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3. Set up a stand 

Can you spare a few hours to set up a pituitary awareness stand in your local community?

Anywhere will do - doctor’s surgeries, libraries… anywhere you’re comfortable!

We can send you a kit with everything you’ll need (posters, leaflets, t-shirts, balloons and loads of information about pituitary). Remember to get permission from the venue.

Order your pack now! Email campaigns@pituitary.org.uk / 0117 370 1310

 

4. Donate

If you can’t get involved with Awareness Month activities but are willing to donate to help fund our awareness work this would be invaluable.

We have just launched an appeal where supporters can donate towards keeping our campaigns and awareness work going.

To donate to our awareness appeal:

Donate online: via our justgiving page 

Send a text message: Text PAMA17 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070 to donate to The Pituitary Foundation and make a difference today. For example to donate £10 text PAMA17£10

Post: Post your cheque made payable to 'The Pituitary Foundation' to us at: Awareness Appeal, The Pituitary Foundation, 86 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB

Telephone: 0117 370 1333 and make a donation over the phone using a credit or debit card.

 

Thank you very much in advance for any support you can give during October to help raise pituitary awareness!