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South Florida Residents Invited To Have Fun with Dance Aerobics; Event Supports Awareness, Services, and Research (03/12)
March 2012—The ThyCa South Florida Thyroid Cancer Support Group has joined hands with a local gym to raise money for thyroid cancer support services and research. Participants will have a great time dance-exercising while raising money for a great cause.
Busy Body Gym, located at 9183 Glades Road in Boca Raton, will host a Thyroid Cancer Fundraiser on Sunday, March 18, 2012, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Led by the area’s best dance-exercise aerobics instructors, participants will dance to the latest music including Zumba (Latin Dance), Hip Hop Dance-exercise, India’s Bollywood Dancing, and Rock N Roll Dancing. In addition, they will have exercise choreographed to country music sung live by a well known thyroid cancer specialist, R. Mack Harrell, M.D., who is also an award-winning songwriter.
All costs and services for this event have been donated. Therefore, the entire suggested optional $20 entrance contribution will be donated to the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. Each participant will receive a free colorful reusable water bottle as a gift from Busy Body Gym.
Thyroid cancer is one of the few cancers to increase in incidence in recent years. It’s the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is an international non-profit organization that provides free information and support for thyroid cancer patients and their families. ThyCa also funds research on thyroid cancer.
ThyCa’s award-winning website has a wealth of information about all types of thyroid cancer. It provides invaluable information about the latest diagnostic and treatment recommendations from thyroid cancer specialists, plus a free downloadable 50-page handbook, Thyroid Cancer Basics. All services and materials are also available in Spanish. In addition, more than 40 thyroid cancer topics plus the free handbook Thyroid Cancer Basics are available in Chinese.
The ThyCa website also provides visitors with options to receive e-mail support, obtain person-to-person support, as well as attend ThyCa Support Group meetings in numerous locations.
ThyCa Support Groups meet to help patients and their families with needed information and support. The South Florida ThyCa Group meets on the last Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at The North Broward Medical Center, 201 East Sample Road in Deerfield Beach.
For more information, call Christine Ciletti, ThyCa South Florida Support Group Facilitator- 561-852-8994 -home or 561-706-7526 (cell) or visit the group’s web page.