Rally for Research

Please join our Rally for Research as we work toward our dream of a cure for all thyroid cancer.

The details and donation forms are below. Thank you for your support!

ThyCa's Research Grants are open to all institutions and all researchers worldwide. Grants are awarded on the basis of scientific merit, regardless of hospital or institutional affiliation. Grant recipients are selected through expert peer review by an independent panel of the American Thyroid Association, the professional association of thyroid clinicians and researchers. Our research fundraising campaign unites survivors, family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones in an international effort to raise funds to combat thyroid cancer.

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

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ThyCa's Research Grant Awards: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

ThyCa To Award 3 New Thyroid Cancer Research Grants in 2014

ThyCa's Research Grant Awards — Researchers, Institutions, Projects

ThyCa Announces Yearly Research Grant To Be Named The Ric Blake Memorial Thyroid Cancer Research Grant

Rally for Research 2014

Rally for Research 2013

Rally for Research 2012

  • Rally for Resesarch 2012 PDF
  • Donate Online
  • Rally Donation Form PDF
  • Quarters for a Cure PDF
  • Researchers in Sweden and United States Awarded New ThyCa Grants in 2012
  • ThyCa To Award Three New Thyroid Cancer Research Grants in 2012
  • Team Neck and Neck, coordinated by Tina Descovich, will participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2012 on January 7 and 8. The team members are raising awareness and raising funds for ThyCa. They will wear the special Neck Check Awareness running shirts from ThyCa, designed by Tina. Details about the event and Team Neck and Neck are at www.teamneckandneck.org.
  • March 18, 2012. Dancing for Thyroid Cancer Awareness and Support. Christine Ciletti and other volunteers from the ThyCa South Florida Support Group (http://www.thyca.org/sg/fl_tricounty/) are hosting a dance benefit. The event will be held on March 18, 2012, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Busy Body Fitness Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Stop in and have a great time. For more information, e-mail to South-FL@thyca.org
  • Saturday, October 20, 2012. 11th Annual Dinner/Auction To Support Thyroid Cancer Research. Chicago (Itasca), Illinois.
    • Dr. Mazzaferri To Be Honored at 2012 Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research
    • Dinner/Auction a Big Success: The 11th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser, held Saturday evening during the Conference, was a tremendous success, raising $40,000 for thyroid cancer research, with inspiring talks including tributes to longtime ThyCa friend and Medical Advisor Ernest Mazzaferri, M.D., who was honored at the dinner. This wonderful support helps ThyCa continue to fund thyroid cancer research—now totaling more than $900,000. ThyCa is pleased to announce that we will award three new research grants in 2013.
  • Congratulations, Tina and Team Neck & Neck
  • Sunday, May 6, 2012. Golf Tournament Fundraiser. 11th Annual Megan Stendebach Memorial Golf Classic in San Antonio, Texas, to benefit ThyCa, and sponsored by Hangin' Tree Saloon, San Antonio. In addition, the Chili Cookoff on March 17, 2012 raised funds to kick off this annual golf classic in memory and honor of Megan, longtime ThyCa volunteer.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, Mudathlon, June 30, 2012, with ThyCa Indianapolis volunteers participating.
  • September 15, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Thyroid Thunder in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Thyroid Thunder 5K Run/1 mile walk organized and hosted by Meghan Wright. Rain or Shine. Visit www.active.com/running/newtown-pa/thyroid-thunder-5k-1mile-walk-2012 (Or, for details go to www.active.com, enter Newtown, Pennsylvania in the location box near the top of the page, and then enter Thyroid Thunder in the Search box.) Thyroid Thunder takes place in Tyler State Park, 101 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
  • September 29, 2012. Pilates and More for a Cure, organized and hosted by Christine Sypien, starting at 10 a.m. at Fitness Fanatics, Great Southern Shopping Center, 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017. Pilates, Medical Professional Speakers, Door Prizes, Snacks, More! Click here for details.
  • September 2012. The Pink Hair Project and Honor Our Angels Awareness Fundraiser, with Team Thyroid, Chris Prestano and Meredith Petrillo.
  • October 13, 2012. The 2012 Butterfly Bash for Thyroid Cancer Survivors hosted by Tamra Kaufman & Stacie Lacina, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the
    Elks Lodge Issaquah, 765 Rainier Boulevard North, Issaquah, Washington 98027. Click here for the invitation, details, and to support this event.

Rally for Research 2011

Rally for Research 2010

  • Quarters for a Cure 
  • ThyCa To Award Two New Research Grants in 2010
  • Thank you to Michelle Dougan for the Gold's Gym Thyroid Cancer Day Fundraiser in Liverpool, New York
  • 9th Annual Dinner/Auction To Support Thyroid Cancer Research, Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Thank you to Megan Forgie for running in the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 2, 2010, to increase awareness of thyroid cancer and raise funds for ThyCa. Megan is running in honor of her husband Matt, a thyroid cancer survivor.
  • Thank you to Jennifer Johnson for your fundraiser in honor of your birthday and your family member.
  • Sunday, May 2, 2010. Golf Tournament Fundraiser. 9th Annual Megan Stendebach Memorial Golf Classic in San Antonio, Texas, to benefit ThyCa, and sponsored by Hangin' Tree Saloon, San Antonio
  • Thyroid Cancer Experts and Survivors Collaborate: ThyCa Announces 2010 Research Grants
  • The Bowl-a-Thon in honor of Jessica Sodowich's Bat Mitzvah 
  • Thank you to Phil Doetch for your 1,000,000 Steps for Bob Walk, in memory of Bob Dubcich
  • Thank you to Mohan for your Fundraiser for ThyCa

Rally for Research 2009

Rally for Research 2008

Rally for Research 2007

Rally for Research 2006

Rally for Research 2005

Rally for Research 2004

Thank you to all our wonderful donors and volunteer event organizers! Thanks to your generosity, we have expanded our grants for 2005. For details, see the News section of our web site.