ThyCa Expands Support Group Network to Columbus, Ohio

On January 8, 2005, Columbus, Ohio will welcome its first Support Group for thyroid cancer survivors and their families. The group, ThyCa Columbus, is affiliated with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. The free group will meet at the Village Victorian Health Center Boardroom, which is located on the first floor of the facility. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and run until noon and will subsequently be held the second Saturday of every month. Erin and Ed Kagel will facilitate the group.

“We are thrilled to provide a resource for support to thyroid cancer survivors and their families in the Columbus area,” said ThyCa Support Groups Coordinator Sara Gorrell Brenner, who is also a volunteer ThyCa Board Member and Co-Facilitator of the ThyCa Northern Virginia Support Group. “I have complete confidence in Erin and Ed Kagel, and they will do a great job facilitating the group.”

“We encourage thyroid cancer survivors in Columbus to make a New Year’s Resolution to attend the ThyCa Support Group,” concluded Brenner.

The Columbus ThyCa Support Group is part of a national network of thyroid cancer support groups organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. Survivors, families, friends, and caregivers are all welcome to attend the free meetings. To find out more about the Columbus group, e-mail or call 614- 436-5411.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals, advised by nationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists and dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and friends. For more information about ThyCa’s free year-round support services, education, and publications, e-mail to, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit the ThyCa web site.