Thyroid Cancer Support Group Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh’s first support group for thyroid cancer survivors and their families was formed in January 2005 and will meet on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The Raleigh group meets at the Rex Medical Center Conference Room, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2005. Kathryn Wall and Ann Maddox are the group’s facilitators.

The free support group, ThyCa Raleigh, is affiliated with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

“We encourage thyroid cancer survivors in the Raleigh area to attend the ThyCa Raleigh Support Group,” 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.

The Raleigh 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 Raleigh group, contact Kathryn Wall, 919-848-8694, or Ann Maddox, 910-484-0890 or e -mail to

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, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit the ThyCa web site.