$5 Friday Pick: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Thanks entirely to your generous support, thousands of people have donated a total of $118,505 to non-profit farmed animal advocacy organizations on $5 Fridays. That’s outstanding teamwork. Let’s keep this all-volunteer movement growing.

This week’s $5 Friday pick is The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

PCRM is leading a revolution in medicine–placing a new focus on health and compassion. They combine the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and throughout the world. Their efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. And by putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.

PCRM’s priorities include bringing plant-based nutrition into medical education and practice, conducting research on healthful diets that builds the foundation for the role of nutrition in medicine, and educating and empowering people to take control of their health through Kickstart, Food for Life, and other nutrition programs.

Here are three reasons to donate $5 to The PCRM:

1) PCRM is a useful resource to debunk myths about plant and animal-based foods. Tired of people telling you that you can’t get enough protein eating plant-based food or that you need to drink cow’s milk to have healthy bones? PCRM provides evidence based in medical science to refute such claims. They also publish studies that detail the health risks of eating animals.

2) Dr. Barnard, a brilliant and effective spokesperson for the benefits of plant-based food, and his team reach millions of people with a message of how to eat healthy and delicious food while leading a more compassionate life. The organization is professional, thorough, highly visible, and credible. Their staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists are working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.

3) PCRM reaches hundreds of thousands of people with their innovative programs including their amazing 21-Day Vegan Kickstart and legislative initiatives such as the EAT for Health Act.

Want to learn more? Listen to this radio interview with Dr. Barnard on Kirschner’s Korner Radio!

It’s important we provide financial support so PCRM can continue to provide and expand their services. With additional funding, they can register more people for their 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program, work on achieving more changes in federal dietary guidelines that result from their lobbying and research, and invest in more research to demonstrate the health benefits of plant-based diets.

Let’s show the dedicated team at PCRM how much we appreciate their life-saving work. If we all give a little, it will add up to a lot and make a big difference for animals.


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11 thoughts on “$5 Friday Pick: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

  1. I proudly donated $25 to PCRM after I interviewed Dr. Barnard on my radio show. I am so grateful for this organization. I have used them as a resource for years. Please join me and make a $5 donation today. Thank you!

  2. Made my donation. I have always been a follower of PCRM. So appreciate the work they do ! and the Work you do Andrew.

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