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"Miles for Matt" - My Race Against Thyroid Cancer
Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Blue Cross 32nd Annual Broad Street Run - Philly

Thyroid Cancer is a cancer that forms in the thyroid gland (an organ at the base of the throat that makes hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight). Four main types of thyroid cancer are papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. The four types are based on how the cancer cells look under a microscope.

Our goal is to raise awareness!!

Annual physicals are so important in detection. That is how Matt's cancer was initially discovered. We are so blessed his was caught at an early stage due to a simple annual physical.

As you know, he had his entire thyroid removed and underwent the Radioactive Iodine Treatment (RAI), which gave successful results. As of October 2010, Matt was given the news of "no current evidence of disease" from his doctors which was fabulous news!! From here on out, he will have an an annual check-up in April to ensure that all continues to stay well.

All donations will be sent to ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., which is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID #52-2169434) of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals.They are dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. They also sponsor Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants.

Every day, thousands of people with thyroid cancer, and their families, receive support, education, and hope from ThyCa. Every day, numerous people distribute ThyCa outreach materials to their physicians, making them aware of a resource that can benefit their patients dealing with a thyroid cancer diagnosis.

Your generous support is what makes it possible to sustain, strengthen, and expand their services.

I am SO excited to be doing this again - such a great experience for such a great cause with such GREAT friends!!! Looking forward to another great race - hopefully in much cooler conditions!! :) THANK YOU!!!!!

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