Florida’s Newest Thyroid Cancer Support Group Begins in Sarasota

Florida’s newest thyroid cancer support group will hold its first monthly meeting on Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Wellness Community, 3900 Clark Rd., Building P-3, Sarasota, Florida, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., has announced. The ThyCa Manasota Thyroid Cancer Support Group will continue meeting on the second Saturday morning each month.

Meetings are free and open to people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their family members and friends.

Shawna Machado is the group’s volunteer facilitator. For more information, contact her at Manasota-FL@thyca.org or 941-587-3677 or visit the group’s web page.

Free thyroid cancer support groups are also available in other Florida communities, in other states coast to coast in the United States, and in Costa Rica and Philippines.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals, advised by internationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists.

For more information about ThyCa’s free year-round support services, education, publications, and special events, e-mail to thyca@thyca.org, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545 USA, or visit the ThyCa web site.