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ThyCa Launches New Online Support Community

01/2011

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. has launched a new online support community for people coping with thyroid cancer, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

ThyCa created this new community in partnership with Inspire, a company that works with nonprofits to provide safe, online health and wellness communities.

Members of the community (http://thyca.inspire.com) can participate in moderated discussion groups and post personal journals. Registration is free. Upon joining, members will have complete control of their privacy options and can communicate with others in a safe, secure environment. Twelve discussion groups are available.

"We initiated this new online community to benefit people with thyroid cancer, wherever they live, as well as caregivers and friends, through Inspire's resources," said Gary Bloom, Executive Director of ThyCa.

"We are proud to partner with ThyCa and do our part to support everyone involved in thyroid cancer. We expect this community will be a trusted, thriving online space," said Brian Loew, CEO of Inspire, which partners with nonprofits to create safe, moderated online communities organized by condition for patients to share information and to support each other.

The new community is open to people with any type of thyroid cancer, as well as caregivers and friends. Participants can take part in any of more than a dozen discussion groups. They also set up their own individual profile pages and privacy settings.

ThyCa is a non-profit organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals. ThyCa is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and year-round awareness campaigns, plus thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

For more information about the new online community, e-mail to outreach@thyca.org.


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