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The Healthy Appetite Charity Culinary Challenge has been postponed. The GDATF will be hosting FREE support group events in Scottsdale throughout in 2013 for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid disorders. Please contact us at 877-643-3123, x101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information.
Have you received a new diagnosis of Thyroid Eye Disease within the last 12 months? Please click here to complete a short, anonymous survey designed to help improve the future standard of care for TED patients.
The Amsterdam Declaration was signed by 87 international professional and patient organizations in 2009-2010 with the goal of helping patients with Thyroid Eye Disease receive a more timely diagnosis and referral to specialist care, support for smoking cessation, and proper treatment.
The goal of this survey is to help the Amsterdam Declaration Steering Committee determine progress on its stated objectives.
Eligible survey participants are those patients who have received a new diagnosis of Thyroid Eye Disease (also called Graves’ Eye Disease, Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, or Graves’ Orbitopathy) within the last 12 months.
Stay tuned for an update on the survey results!
On Tuesday, July 31st, the 2012 Greater Than Graves’ team -- Riders Elias McQuade, David Britton, and Keating Tufts, along with support driver David Casinghino -- crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to successfully complete their 4,100-mile coast-to-coast bike trip to raise funds and awareness for the GDATF. GTG Founder Michaela Cui was on hand to help the team celebrate, and 2011 GTG rider Ben Weerts completed the final day’s ride from Berkeley to San Francisco.
On Tuesday evening, team members participated in a patient education event at UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus, co-sponsored by the GDATF and the Let’s Face It Together Foundation.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all of the 2012 and 2011 GTG team members for all of their hard work. Thanks also to everyone who donated to the ride and to those who provided sponsorships and in-kind donations.
In an unfortunate ending to the epic ride, the team's support vehicle was broken into in San Francisco, with several personal items stolen. The NBC Bay Area affiliate was planning to speak with the team, and we hope that a viewer can provide some info that will help catch the thieves.
If you'd like to make a donation to the Greater Than Graves' project, please visit the GTG web site or our Crowdrise fundraising page.
The GDATF is excited to share news about two new events designed to raise funds and awareness for Graves’ disease and other thyroid-related disorders!
Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Awareness Motorcycle Ride and Party (Ohio)