Southwest Michigan’s First Support Group for Thyroid Cancer Survivors To Begin Meeting

Beginning on Thursday, January 15, 2004, Southwest Michigan’s first support group for thyroid cancer survivors will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Gilda’s Club, 1806 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, Mich. The ThyCa Southwest Michigan support group will meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday evening each month thereafter.

Organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., the ThyCa Southwest Michigan support group is free and open to all thyroid cancer survivors, their families, friends, and caregivers. For information about ThyCa Southwest Michigan, contact the support group facilitator, Mary Van Diepenbos, by phone at 616-457-9258 or e-mail to

Free support groups for thyroid cancer survivors are organized across the United States by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ThyCa is a nonprofit, volunteer organization providing person-to-person and e-mail support groups, a free low-iodine cookbook, a free newsletter, and other educational services and resources to thyroid cancer survivors and their families at no charge. ThyCa’s 7th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference takes place on October 22-24, 2004, in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about ThyCa’s free services, visit the web site at, write PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or e-mail to