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Pituitary Awareness Month - You Name It

We have heard many stories about how some of you have named your tumors. Some have even had eviction parties when they are removed. We have often thought about how the pituitary is a character that has such control over our day to day feelings and reactions so we decided to make a cartoon character out of a pituitary gland. We need your help to name it. Submit your ideas to [email protected] so we can name it together.

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Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair - Pituitary Awareness Month

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In honor of Pituitary Awareness Month, the Pituitary Network Association took to the streets of Thousand Oaks, CA to raise awareness for pituitary disorders by participating in the Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair.  With an estimated 19,000 people in attendance, the PNA drew in the crowds by holding a fundraiser, raffling off prizes that were donated by local businesses in the community. We developed a new handout and gave them out along with other goodies to people as they walked by. People stopped by to ask, "What is a pituitary?", as well as pituitary patients who shared their stories and thanked us for being there to spread awareness. It was a hot, blustery day and our four-legged friends were able to enjoy a cool drink of water while their owners stopped in to chat. The people who hung around for the drawing waited with anticipation as the tickets were pulled and the winners announced. Some were overjoyed as they took their prizes home. The PNA wishes to thank all the businesses who donated to our cause to make this day a success, as well all the people who participated in the raffle. It was a truly memorable day! 

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Share Your Story - Samriddhi Paliwal

In honor of Pituitary Awareness Month, we are posting stories graciously shared by patients about their pituitary journey. We hope that all who reads these stories will find them as inspiring as we do. 

This story is written by Samriddhi Paliwal from India about her journey with Congenital Panhypopituitarism (CPHP). Samriddhi writes:

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Share Your Story

In honor of Pituitary Awareness Month we are asking patients to Share Stories of their pituitary journey. We will choose a few to share on our website, in our newsletter, and on Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness about the realities of these disorders. Our goal is to inspire and give hope to others through your stories of trials and triumphs. Please email your stories to: [email protected]

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