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Champp's in West Chester, OH to Host Benefit for the GDATF!

Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Champps in West Chester, OH is teaming up with the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDATF) to support individuals with Graves’ disease and other thyroid related disorders.  Champps, located at 9424 Civic Center Boulevard, will host a celebration to benefit GDATF on Thursday, June 25, 2015. 

The party will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Champpssignature dishes, including Harvest Chopped Salad, Chipotle BBQ Burger, Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos and Calamari Fritti.

Featured signature cocktails include Grand Sangria, Island Rum Punch and Champps Long Island Tea for $4 each; draft beer will be available for $3 each.

Champps will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Thursday, June 25 to GDATF, which provides help and hope for people with Graves’ disease and other thyroid related disorders, as well as education and support for their family members, caregivers, friends and healthcare professionals.

"It is critical that patients with thyroid dysfunction receive a timely diagnosis.  In particular, untreated Graves' disease can cause bone and muscle wasting, heart complications, and a potentially fatal condition called thyroid storm.  Unfortunately, symptoms are often mistaken for stress, anxiety disorders, or other issues, which can delay much-needed treatment,” said Kimberly Dorris, GDATF Executive Director and CEO.  “The GDATF is grateful to Champps and to Jessica Gabbard for raising awareness of this important issue in the Ohio community."

Champps in West Chester offers 32 High Definition TVs; nearly 100 kinds of beer, including 32 beers on tap, 22 craft beers and 10 local beers; and a deliciously crafted menu for sharing, snacking and dining.

Champps in West Chester is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday – Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday – Saturday.  For more information, reservations or to book a private event, call Champps at (513) 759-6315, or visit us at www.champps.com on Facebook and Twitter.

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Patient Outreach Event in Nashville, TN!

Posted 4 years, 7 months ago

The Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation will host a patient outreach event on Saturday, May 16th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at atmalogy (Create Room), 2320 West End Ave., Nashville, TN  37203.  Please join us to:

* Connect with fellow patients and family members.
* Ask questions about treatment options.
* Learn about patient service offerings from the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation.
* Find out how you can start a support group in your own community.

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Graves' Disease Segment on The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television®!

Posted 4 years, 8 months ago

***Update:  Please click here to watch the segment!***

Don’t miss The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime Television® on March 12th & March 19th at 7:30 a.m. for a special segment on Graves' disease!  The program will feature GDATF Director Dr. Nicole McDonald sharing her daughter's journey with Graves' disease as well as Dr. Mark Lupo from the Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida.  Please check your local listings for additional information.

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TED Care Program from University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center!

Posted 4 years, 9 months ago

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center has rolled out a new TED Care program, which will help thyroid eye disease patients with financial need pay for treatment! Please click here for additional detail on the program as well as contact information for enrolling.

This new program was made possible by an anonymous donation of $1.5 million from a UM patient. The program is also funded by the Bell Charitable Foundation, long-time supporters of the GDATF. “TED presents multiple physical and emotional challenges to our patients," says oculoplastics surgeon Raymond S. Douglas, M.D., Ph.D., director of Kellogg’s Thyroid Eye Disease Center. "Once the most pronounced symptoms of TED have subsided, our patients want to get back to feeling like the person they were before the onset of the disease. We are grateful for this gift, which will allow many more patients to have reconstructive surgery to help them move forward with their lives.” 

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Kids and Graves' Disease

Posted 4 years, 10 months ago

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