Chicago Marathon Participant Dedicates Run to Thyroid Cancer Research

Scott Bruder, M.D., Ph.D., ran in the Chicago Marathon in October on behalf of ThyCa’s Research Fundraising. Bruder’s wife is a thyroid cancer survivor.

“I am so grateful to ThyCa for the support they have given my wife during her battle against thyroid cancer,” said Bruder. “It is my privilege to run in the Chicago Marathon on behalf of ThyCa in their quest to cure all thyroid cancer.”

An estimated 23,600 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in 2004 in the United States alone. Approximately 1,460 people will die of thyroid cancer this year.

“We are thrilled that Scott has dedicated his marathon run to Thyca’s Research Fundraising,” said ThyCa Board Chair Gary Bloom. “Thyroid cancer research is underfunded and we hope that Scott’s run will bring much needed attention to ThyCa’s efforts.”

The Chicago Marathon took place October 10th, 2004. Later that month, on October 22-24, 2004, ThyCa will hold its annual conference at the Hyatt Deerfield Hotel in nearby Deerfield, Illinois.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization 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. Details about ThyCa’s free services and the conference are on the web site.