Boston Support Group for Thyroid Cancer Survivors
Starts in September
25 May 2000
Massachusetts's second support group for thyroid
cancer survivors will begin meeting in September 2000. Free and
open to all thyroid cancer
survivors and their families, ThyCa Boston will meet for 90 minutes
one Saturday each month (day and times to be announced in July).
by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., ThyCa Boston
will meet at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (meeting room
announced in July). For details write ThyCaBoston@thyca.org.
Support groups for thyroid cancer survivors are
being organized across the United States and Canada by ThyCa: Thyroid
Association, Inc. ThyCa is a nonprofit, volunteer organization providing
services and resources to thyroid cancer survivors and their families
charge. Organized following the first annual conference for thyroid
cancer survivors held in Massachusetts in October 1998, a national
committee incorporated the association in March 1999 and received
designation as a non-profit organization by the IRS in November.
first year, ThyCa established a permanent address (ThyCa, PO Box
1545, New York, NY 10159-1545) and a survivors' information toll-free
telephone number (877-588-7904). Its web site <www.thyca.org>
has more than 100,000 visitors a month. All ThyCa services are free.
ThyCa's web site <www.thyca.org>
includes a description of types of thyroid cancer and its treatment,
news releases, history of the association,
listing of local support groups and facilitators in the U.S. and
Canada, information about future national and regional conferences
and links to other resources. The site also includes a membership
application and advance electronic registration for conferences.