ThyCa NW Philly tentatively meets on the dates shown below from 10:30 AM to noon except July and August.
Note: See Special Events below for information about guest speakers and an educational event recognizing Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.
|Location:||St. Jude and the Nativity Church
203 Germantown Pike,
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Map to St. Jude and the Nativity Church (Provided by Mapquest®)
|Special Events:||Do you know how important your thyroid, a little butterfly-shaped gland, is? What does it do; what can go wrong with it; what would you do without it?
In recognition of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, the ThyCa NW Philly Support Group will have a free presentation on September 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to about noon at the Center on the Hill at the First Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill next door to the Chestnut Hill Hospital. Our members will be there to help answer these and other questions. Bring your questions and a friend. The church is at 8855 Germantown Avenue in Philladelphia. Map to the church (Provided by Google Maps®).
At our October 8 meeting, Lenny Roberts, Doctor of Chiropractic, will speak on "Nutrition/Weight Loss and Eating for Maximum Performance." He will explain proper methods of combining appropriate food groups for optimum digestion and maximum energy, and how, if sensibly applied, these measures will result in weight loss for those who need to shed a few pounds. He will discuss secrets to fueling your immune system and eating to decrease your risk of cancer.
Dr. Roberts obtained his doctorate degree from Life University in Marietta, GA with honors in March 2001. He graduated from Rowan University with honors with a BS in Biology in 1997. He has volunteered his time and served on the Board of Directors at the YMCA, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and has coached little league baseball. Dr. Roberts is also the founder of the non-profit group FANS (Fights Autism Now Supporters), a non-profit organization that provides treatment to local children with autism.
Dr. Roberts also ran the San Diego Marathon in 2006 and the Philadelphia Triathlon in 2008.
He is a chiropractic consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers. He has been with the team since 2009.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 21-23, 2016, you are cordially invited to the 19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, at the LAX Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, USA. This event is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
Dozens of leading thyroid cancer specialists from around the country will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer care and research. The weekend also features speakers and roundtables on skills for coping with thyroid cancer. This educational and supportive conference is for people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as caregivers, friends, health care professionals, and anyone interested in thyroid cancer. Scholarships to cover the registration fee are available on request. Walk-in attendees are welcome.
Visit http://www.thyca.org/support/conferences/ for further details and advanced registration information.
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This page was updated on Aug 12, 2016.