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ThyCa Launches a "5 for $5" Campaign To Raise Awareness and Funding for Support, Education and Research


All are encouraged to support programs for thyroid cancer—the fastest growing cancer diagnosis in the U.S. in recent decades—by donating $5 or more and tagging 5 friends on social media to donate too.

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December 1, 2015 – Today, non-profit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is kicking off a 5 for $5 Campaign that will run through December 31, 2015. The campaign encourages anyone who has been affected by thyroid cancer to donate $5, or a multiple of $5, to ThyCa and then tag five friends on social media to also participate. This is the first time ThyCa has run this kind of fundraising campaign to help fund its research grants and free support and education programs worldwide. During the campaign, and anytime throughout the year, donations of any size can be made on the ThyCa web site.  

“ThyCa is dedicated to providing free educational materials and resources to anyone affected by thyroid cancer worldwide, as well as funding thyroid cancer research. Every donation, small or large, helps us continue our mission of support, education, and research as thyroid cancer diagnoses continue to impact the lives of people here in the U.S. and globally,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director and thyroid cancer survivor. “We hope that during the giving season, all those seeking to make a charitable contribution will consider participating in our 5 for $5 Campaign.” 

Those participating in the campaign are encouraged to post on social media why they are donating, use the hashtag #ThyCa5for5, and then tag five friends to participate. For those unable to provide a monetary donation, ThyCa still encourages them to tag five friends to spread awareness about the organization’s mission and help drive more attention to thyroid cancer. ThyCa is on Facebook and Twitter.  

ThyCa also invites those not active on social media to participate. Simply e-mail a photo to after making a donation and, with your permission, ThyCa will include the photo in an upcoming newsletter as a thank you. 

With thyroid cancer being the fastest growing cancer diagnosis in the United States over recent decades, there is growing need for research as well as for the programs and materials ThyCa provides – all of which are provided free of charge to anyone worldwide. For more details, visit the ThyCa website (, email ThyCa at, or call ThyCa at (877) 588-7904. 

About ThyCa

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals started in 1995. The organization is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants. ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and year-round awareness activities. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Debbie Ehrman
Finn Partners