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ThyCa NEWS NOTES - August 2013


In This Issue:

Check out the 2013 Conference Program!

The 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference Program Schedule Preview is now available online. Terrific physicians will be with us, many leading more than one session. Opportunities to connect with fellow survivors, hear about techniques to cope with fatigue, stress, relationships ... are on the agenda. Go to the web site, select the conferences link under News, and click on the Program Schedule.

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Help Spread the Word!

The 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference is weeks away--September 27-29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Speakers and details are being finalized for another fabulous event. Hotel rooms reserved by September 11th are available at the special $99 rate. Find hotel, other details and registration at Help us spread the word during this final run-up to the big event. Thanks!

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Memorial Page, Quilt, and Slide Show Remember and Honor Loved Ones

At our International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference in September, we include a Memorial Page to remember and honor loved ones in the conference booklet. In addition, we’ll show the Memorial Video Slide Show and display the Memorial Quilt. If you’d like us to include your loved one’s picture in the slide presentation or their name in a square in the quilt, follow the link for instructions.

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Giving and Receiving Support

If you've participated in a local or online support group, or were matched up with someone through our Person-to-Person Network (TPPN), you know the value of sharing your experience with and getting support from others "who've been there." We thank all of our wonderful volunteers and email and Inspire group members who make this support possible!

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Seeing your doctor soon?

Tell them about our resources for medical professionals and patients. We're happy to send them our free publications in bulk or individual copies. We do our best to let doctors know about ThyCa ... though nothing beats you personally mentioning ThyCa, our resources and services, to your physician. Thank you!

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Jennifer Smart has now hiked more than 1,500 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail to support thyroid cancer awareness and raise funds for ThyCa. Read about her journey at the link and on her blog. Go Jennifer!

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Raising awareness about thyroid cancer is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Pick from our ten tips for raising awareness and help us get the word out. September, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, is right around the corner. Thank you!

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Have you signed our guestbook?

Join our mailing list for ThyCa updates on services, resources, events and activities? When you sign up, we'll mail you an information packet including our Thyroid Cancer Basics booklet. (Be assured, we don't share your information with anyone at any time.)

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Dinner/Auction Research Fundraiser Invites Auction Items

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, you’re invited to join us at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a wonderful evening of connections, camaraderie, and fundraising for Thyroid Cancer Research.

Whether or not you can come, you’re invited to contribute an item for the auction, and your financial support.

We all share the dream of research for cures for all thyroid cancer. You may donate an auction item and reserve your seat at the 12th Annual Dinner/Auction for Thyroid Cancer Research by using the online forms on our Conferences web page at

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News From the Rally for Research 

We support thyroid cancer research, and have awarded more than $1 million in thyroid cancer research grants to researchers in 5 countries thanks to your support!

ThyCa's Research Grants are open to institutions and researchers worldwide, with grant recipients selected by an independent expert panel of the American Thyroid Association.

Read more here, and find out how you can help, on the official Rally for Research page.

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Thank you to everyone who helped with this issue: Leah Guljord, Roselle Kovitz, Pat Paillard, Shannon R., Barb Statas, Cherry Wunderlich, and Gary Bloom.

The information in this newsletter is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted, as medical advice or directions of any kind. Readers are advised to consult their own medical doctor(s) for all matters involving their health and medical care.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID #52-2169434) of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals serving people worldwide and dedicated to education, support, communication, and fundraising for thyroid cancer research.

ThyCa sponsors the annual International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, as well as Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide observance each September, plus year-round awareness campaigns, research funding, and thyroid cancer research grants.

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