You ARE Loved Attains Federal Nonprofit Status


Edinburgh, IN   July 13, 2012

You ARE Loved, an organization committed to raising awareness about tampon related Toxic Shock Syndrome and providing factual information about menstruation, received official notice of the Internal Revenue Service’s approval of its request for nonprofit status under 501(c)3.  This recognition is a part of the You ARE Loved’s strategic plan to continue to expand its reach.

You ARE Loved exists because of one woman: Lisa Elifritz.  On June 13, 2010, Lisa lost her 20 year old daughter, Amy, to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).  From that time on, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness.  To date her TSS awareness efforts have included speaking to students and parents, recruiting and empowering a growing network of volunteers, advocating for reform, creating an educational brochure, striving to ensure people have access to factual information, and founding a nonprofit organization.

As an organization, You ARE Loved has reached tens of thousands of people through its traditional and social media initiatives.  The website,, features numerous resources, stories of ten young women’s experiences with TSS, links to over one hundred sources that mention You ARE Loved, and a means of contacting the organization for additional information.




  1. Congratulations! Very excited to hear you are “official”. Let the real work begin.

  2. A well-deserved Congratulations! May you continue with your life-saving efforts!


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