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ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association Accepted into the Combined Federal Campaign

02/2006

ThyCa's CFC # is 11675

Funds Raised Will Provide Education, Support, Resources and Research To Benefit Those with the Most Common Endocrine Cancer

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association has been accepted into the world's largest workplace giving campaign. Federal civilian, postal and military employees will now be able to choose ThyCa as a recipient of their workplace donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This federal employees’ charitable giving campaign raises millions of dollars each year for thousands of nonprofits providing health and human services throughout the world.

"Joining the ranks of the Combined Federal Campaign will help ThyCa provide needed services and research funding to support those who are touched by this life-altering cancer," said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Board Chair. “Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancers that is increasing in incidence. It’s extremely important to strengthen and expand support services for those affected by it, as well as to increase research to find cures for all thyroid cancer.”

ThyCa; Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is a national, all-volunteer nonprofit 501 (c)(3) service organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals advised by nationally recognized experts on thyroid cancer and dedicated to education, communication, support, awareness for early detection, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

Free year-round support services and resources include ThyCa’s award-winning educational web site, a Person To Person Network, local support groups coast to coast, regional one-day workshops, nine e-mail support groups, a toll-free survivors’ telephone number, an online newsletter, and the expanded 5th edition of the free downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook.

ThyCa began awarding grants to fund thyroid cancer research in 2001, and will award two new 2-year research grants in 2006.

In addition, ThyCa’s annual international conference brings together hundreds of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and experts in thyroid cancer treatment and research. The 9th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place October 27-29, 2006, at the Sheraton World in Orlando, Florida.

Information about thyroid cancer, ThyCa's free support services and publications, and the annual workshops and conference is available by writing to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, e- mailing to thyca@thyca.org, calling toll free 1-877-588-7904, or visiting www.thyca.org.


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