Internet Resources > Thyroid Patient Organizations
A short excerpt from each organization's website has been included to help you get an idea of what they are all about.
The public education and outreach affiliate of The Endocrine Society. The Hormone Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life by promoting the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease in which hormones play a role. Founded in 1997 by The Endocrine Society, the Foundation strives to educate the public by publishing materials and holding educational forums, seminars, lectures and meetings.
Hoping to alleviate frustration in others, Kelly has set up a patient education program at Johns Hopkins where patients and families with concerns can receive information called the Kelly Ripken Foundation.
The Light of Life Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the thyroid cancer patient, through continuing education of the lay public and the medical community, and promoting research & development to improve thyroid cancer care.
NGDF offers a multi-disciplinary approach to a complex problem. Representatives of all related disciplines are included on the Medical and Advisory board: Endocrinology, Surgery, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Graves' disease patients.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., founded in 1995, is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, guided by a medical advisory council of renowned thyroid cancer specialists, offering support and information to thyroid cancer survivors, families, and health care professionals worldwide.
Thyroid Federation International aims to work for the benefit of those affected by thyroid disorders throughout the world.