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ThyCa NEWS NOTES
News from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
ThyCa Urges Early Detection Through Neck Checks
ThyCa is proud to announce another free regional workshop, to be held in Stanford California on July 25th. You’ll find the flyer on www.thyca.org in the Conferences/Workshops section.
ThyCa’s free workshops offer terrific opportunities to learn from experts and meet and share experiences, and support with other thyroid cancer survivors and caregivers. Most regional workshops are hosted by support groups. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like information about developing a workshop in your area.
California Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop
Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.
Every month, more than 60 thyroid cancer support groups hold meetings. Support group meetings are open to everyone whose lives have been touched by thyroid cancer.
The meetings offer wonderful opportunities to meet others in person and share experiences, strength, and hope while learning from others with varied situations with their thyroid cancer. Advance registration not required.
We would like to welcome these new Support Groups:
ThyCa Dixie, in the Phenix City area of Alabama. This returning group meets on the third Saturday of every month and started in June.
Climax Springs, MO, (Central Missouri) which meets the second Friday of every month and will be starting in July.
Cleveland, Ohio, which meets on the first Wednesday of every month and will start in August.
A new Group will be starting soon in Miami, Florida, and will offer both English and Spanish speaking facilitators. Check future Newsletters for more details about this group.
Go to www.thyca.org/sg/local.htm for a complete list of groups, contact information, and meeting schedules. Or, if you don’t have internet access, call (toll-free): 877-588-7904
If you’re interested in starting a group in your area, contact email@example.com or 877-588-7904.
We’re pleased to announce that registration for The 12th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference is now open.
You may register by mail or on line. Cost of registration is $45 full fee; $35 Annual ThyCa Member; $30 Lifetime ThyCa Member; $25 Guest (family member or caregiver); $25 for One-Day Attendance.. Early-bird Discount will be given to those who register on line by September 16th or by mail that is postmarked by September 16, 2009. After September 16th the cost goes up by $5.
Visit our Conferences page for the registration form.
This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Hotel in Danvers, Massachusetts which is located about 20 miles north of Boston. You’ll find the hotel details and room reservation information on our website or by calling 877-588-7904.
Tickets for the Saturday Evening Dinner/Auction to raise much needed funds for thyroid cancer research (held on October 17) can be purchased on line or by mail and cost $50 per ticket. This event raises funds for Thyroid Cancer Research and is a lot of fun. Help ThyCa raise funds so we all can continue funding thyroid cancer research (now 7 straight years). The web site has the reservation form.
Hope to see you at the conference in October!
It’s quick and easy to sign up to receive our free online newsletter, plus announcements of ThyCa events and activities. It’s a great way to stay connected to the thyroid cancer community, and to stay up to date on changes in treatments and testing methods, especially if you’re a long-term survivor.
Just fill out our Guestbook form.
To protect each person’s privacy, the mailing list is for the sole use of ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., and its affiliates. ThyCa does not ever sell, share, or give away any contact information.
We are pleased to report that ThyCa representatives Gary Bloom, Jan Halzel, Pharm.D., and Cal Pierce participated at the Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society in June in Washington, DC. This meeting offered a wonderful opportunity to learn the latest advances in all aspects of endocrinology, including thyroid cancer, which is the most common endocrine cancer.
Volunteer Ken Pelt of Wisconsin organized a creative and unique fundraiser for ThyCa, a birthday party and a celebration of his surviving his thyroid cancer diagnosis. This event was highly successful, resulting in donations of more than $9,000 to ThyCa. Happy Birthday, Ken,, and congratulations on surviving your thyroid cancer diagnosis. Thank you very much, Ken, for your wonderful support.
We would like to extend our special appreciation to Chris Prestano of New Jersey for your special fundraising efforts this spring, which have resulted in numerous donations in support of ThyCa. We are deeply grateful for your wonderful efforts.
Would you, or someone you know, like our free Patient Information Packet? Just send an e-mail with your name and complete mailing address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with “patient packet” in the subject, or call us at 1-877-588-7904 and we’ll be happy to mail the packet.
Our web site has more than 650 pages of content. More than 50 distinguished physicians plus numerous other specialists provide ongoing input and review. We greatly appreciate the wonderful support of these medical specialists.
We update and expand the web site every week. Thank you to our Web team, Betty Solbjor and Joel Amromin; our Publications Committee members; and our Medical Reviewers.
Visit www.thyca.org often for the latest information updates, the schedules of local support group meetings, and news about special events, or to get involved.
And let us know if you have ideas for additional web site content, as well as additional questions to be answered by physicians. E-mail your ideas to email@example.com. This is our web site, and it benefits from everyone's contribution. It's also a great way to start being involved!
From the E-Mail Box in June
A few of our recent e-mails…
From New Mexico:
From New York:
Help us sustain, strengthen, and extend our services. We invite you to join ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
Your membership dues will support ThyCa's efforts to reach and serve other survivors and their families around the world.
You may join as a one-year member ($25), two-year member ($45), or lifetime member ($225).
For our secure online Membership form and our mailed Membership form, go to our Membership page.
Contributed by Linda Reardon of Stoughton, Massachusetts
Very Easy American Chop Suey
1 1/2 cans of
Unsalted Stewed Tomatoes
Add unsalted stewed
tomatoes and unsalted tomato sauce, garlic, basil, and oregano to
a sauce pan (use a potato masher to mash up stewed tomatoes in the
pan). Let simmer.
You can also freeze this sauce for before you go Hypo.
Linda writes: “Happy Dieting”
Thank you, Linda! We’ll let people know about this recipe in the next edition of the FREE Downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook. We hope to see you at the conference in October!
This free cookbook is a wonderful help when you’re preparing to receive radioactive iodine for treatment or testing. All the recipes are the favorites of some of our ThyCa volunteers, who are sharing them with everyone, to make the low-iodine diet easy and tasty. The recipes are also great for family meals and for potlucks, any time.
If you’d like to contribute your favorite recipe or tip to the cookbook’s next edition, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-Page Summary- Low-Iodine Diet Guidelines:
Thanks to generous contributions and special fundraising events, ThyCa will award new thyroid cancer research grants in support of our goal of cures for all thyroid cancer and a future free of thyroid cancer, for the 7th year in a row.
You can help support the Rally for Research. For details about the Rally for Research, donation opportunities, special events, ThyCa’s past and future Research Grants, visit the Rally for Research Page: www.thyca.org/rally.htm
We welcome new volunteers at any time. Volunteering for ThyCa is one way to help and support others touched by thyroid cancer, and you feel much better yourself because you know you have helped someone else through something you've been through. Try it; you might like it!
To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page: www.thyca.org/volunteer.htm. You can sign-up to volunteer online using our guestbook.
We believe that no one should have to be alone when facing thyroid cancer.
Our free support services are offered with this as our main goal.
We thank everyone for giving your time and talents to making possible our free services, publications, and events.
We’re grateful to you for reaching out to others worldwide, to help connect them with ThyCa’s many free support services and educational resources.
Visit our website for details. Download the conference flyer and help spread the word.
Every day, thousands of people with thyroid cancer, and their families, receive support, education, and hope from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
Your generous support is what makes it possible to sustain, strengthen, and expand our services and outreach.
It only takes a minute to make a secure donation online in support of ThyCa's work (or you are welcome to donate by mail), so click here to give.
If you have questions about thyroid cancer, please send them to email@example.com and we’ll answer your question in an upcoming newsletter as well as adding to our web site content.
If you have a story or anecdote about your thyroid cancer journey that you would like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to include it in an upcoming newsletter as well as adding to our web site content.
Thank you to our writing, editing, and proofreading team for this issue of the newsletter: Leah Guljord, Pat Paillard, Linda Reardon, Cherry Wunderlich, and Gary Bloom.
Your suggestions for articles are welcome. The deadline for articles and news items is the first day of each month.
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ThyCa News Notes are also published on this web page: www.thyca.org/newsletters.htm
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID #52-2169434) of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals.
We are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as to public awareness for early detection, treatment, and lifetime health monitoring, and to thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.
Contact us for free awareness materials and information about our free services and special events. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-877-588-7904, fax 1-630-604-6078, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102, or visit our website.