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ThyCa News Notes
Support and communication for thyroid cancer survivors and families.
A free publication
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Stowe High School, 413 Barrows Road. Discussions and Presentations will be held in the Middle School Wing, Room 112. Please pre-register at www.stowehope.com.
Physician speakers will be:
Visit ThyCa's website Conference/Workshop page for further details, program, and directions.
You will hear presentations by thyroid cancer experts, receive answers to your questions, and learn and share with others coping with thyroid cancer. Caregivers, friends, and all interested are invited to attend.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Physician's Conference Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia.
Medical Professional Speakers will be:
For further details, transportation directions or to register for this Workshop online go to ThyCa's Conference/Workshop page . You may also register on-site on May 10th. Walk-in attendees are welcome.top of page
In the last few months, volunteers from the ThyCa Person To Person Network have given one-to-one support, matched by diagnosis, to thyroid cancer survivors all around the United States and in Canada, Finland, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Israel, and New Zealand.
The ThyCa Person to Person Network believes that no person should have to face thyroid cancer alone.
We are a support network of thyroid cancer survivors who support the emotional needs of people with thyroid cancer, as well as their families and caregivers.
Wherever you are around the world, we will find a volunteer who has the same type of thyroid cancer, to listen and offer support. Begun in 2000, this ThyCa support service is free.
To find out more,
and ask that a ThyCa Person To Person volunteer contact you,
to announce that the Online Press Room for the 11th International
Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference is now open at
Thank you to Roselle Kovitz and Mary Catherine Petermann, Coordinators of Conference Outreach, for developing this informative addition to our web site. Visit this page for fact sheets, a preview about some of our expert speakers, and more.
If you are interested in helping get the word out, please contact Roselle and Mary Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the beginning of May, the American Thyroid Association and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., are pleased to announce news about our research grant plans. Visit our web site home page www.thyca.org and the News section in early May for the latest news.
JanSport, Inc., of Everett, Washington, has donated six boxes of beautiful backpacks for the Pediatric Backpack Project. Thank you to JanSport for this terrific contribution!
Tim Clark, teenage thyroid cancer survivor or Auburn, Maine, created the Backpack Project to give support, education, and help to children and youths with thyroid cancer, and to their families.
Each free backpack comes with copies of Tim’s Tips for Children and Teens with Thyroid Cancer, ThyCa’s Free Downloadable Low Iodine Cookbook, the American Thyroid Association Guidelines for thyroid cancer management, ThyCa pill cases, awareness materials, and more.
So far, the backpacks have gone to young people and their families around the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, most recently to families in Georgia, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Click here to learn more about the Backpack Project.
Volunteers have initiated new outreach efforts in their communities:
These are just a few of the new outreach projects. Thank you very much to all our volunteers for your terrific efforts!
April 4, 2008
To all at thyca.org,
I wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for providing a very informative web site for those of us with thyroid cancer and our loved ones. The wealth of information available on your web site helped me immensely. In addition, double thumbs up for your cookbook. It was a wealth of information; and, made an unpleasant event more palatable. Although support [group] was not available in my area, triple thumbs up to the support you do offer to those in need. Again, thanks to all of you who have made this site possible.
Visit this page for a list of the most-requested materials you can download and print out:, or e-mail us or call toll-free 1-877-588-7904 for copies of free materials.
Tip Contributed by Jody G. of Illinois
Last year when I did this diet for the first time I tried the Peanut Brittle with popcorn!
When I got to the light and foamy part I spread it on my salt-free popcorn and let it dry. It tasted better than the Crunch-N-Munch you can buy in the store!
(Ed. Note: The Peanut Brittle recipe follows).
Jody also writes, “Thank you for this cookbook. It has been VERY helpful to me in the past and now I need to follow it again.”
Thank you, Jody! Your tip will be added to the next edition of the FREE downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook. Download the cookbook, with more than 250 favorite recipes from more than 100 generous volunteers.
Microwave Peanut Brittle
Send your favorite recipe to email@example.com, for a future newsletter and the cookbook’s next edition.
Out thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who are helping ThyCa with awareness, outreach, support services, and special events, as well as fundraising to sustain and strengthen our services and support thyroid cancer research.
Five ways you can help:
ThyCa NEWS NOTES
Thank you to Pat Paillard, Editor and Contributor, and the others who helped with this issue: Gary Bloom, Ed G., Jody G., Roselle Kovitz, Mary Catherine Petermann, Mary Ann S., and Cherry Wunderlich.
The deadline for articles and news items is the first day of each month. Suggestions for articles are welcome.
We invite you to send News Notes to your family and friends. News Notes are also published on this web page: www.thyca.org/newsletters.htm. For permission to reprint in another electronic or print publication, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, call 1-877-588-7904, fax 1-630-604-6078, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102.