September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Hyde’s Air Conditioning will donate $10 to the American Thyroid Association for every Hyde’s Family Comfort Plan Maintenance Agreement sold or renewed during the month of September 2018
Our goal this year is to donate at least $2,500 this year to the American Thyroid Association, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. ATA is celebrating it’s 95th Anniversary.
To learn more about the American Thyroid Association go to www.thyroid.org and don’t forget to do your thyroid neck check at your next doctor’s appointment.
Barry, Mike and Mark Hyde wearing their Thyroid Cancer Awareness T-shirts.
What Is Thyroid Cancer?
Thyroid cancer is a tumor that develops in the thyroid gland found in the neck. It is the most commonly diagnosed endocrine cancer and has been known to occur in individuals anywhere from infancy to old age. Its diagnosis has increased in recent years and The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States alone this year.
Thyroid Cancer touched the Hyde Family in 2016 and has inspired our company to continue to help spread the word that September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Mark and Judy’s daughter, Shelby, was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer at the age of 21. Shelby was diagnosed in February 2016 and had her thyroid removed that March.
She underwent radio-iodine therapy in July of that same year. As of today, Shelby is cancer free and on May 9, 2017 she graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication earning a degree in sports journalism. She also finished among the top of her class!
Shelby and the Hyde family have had the opportunity to come along side other individuals and families that have or are going through thyroid cancer.
“It is tough to see others having to go through this cancer issue like my daughter did, but we still feel blessed to have this opportunity to help and encourage others during their journey.” –Mark Hyde.
“This journey has taught me so much about myself and has shown me what it truly means to have faith. Thank you to everyone that has been on this journey with me. I am forever grateful for all your love, support and to be able to say that I am officially cancer free!” -Shelby Hyde
Mark, Shelby and Judy Hyde celebrating her graduation from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication earning a degree in sports journalism at Arizona State University.