SEPTEMBER IS THYROID CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Hyde’s Air Conditioning will once again donate $10 to the American Thyroid Association for every Hyde’s Family Comfort Plan Maintenance Agreement sold or renewed during the month of September 2019.
This year our goal is to donate $3,000 to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer.
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.
What is Thyroid Cancer?
Thyroid cancer is a tumor that develops in the thyroid gland found in the neck. This cancer is commonly diagnosed at a younger age than most adult cancers but has been known to occur in individuals anywhere from infancy to old age. Women are three times more likely to develop thyroid cancer than men. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 52,070 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States in 2019.
Thyroid Cancer touched the Hyde Family in 2016 and has inspired our company to help spread the word that September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Mark & 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 2016. Today, Shelby celebrates two years cancer free! She and the Hyde family continue to have the opportunity to come along side other individuals and families that have or are going through thyroid cancer.
“I am thankful that my daughter is celebrating two years cancer free, we still feel blessed by the opportunity to help and encourage those that are not only dealing with thyroid cancer but other cancers as well.”
Photo by Erica Mendenhall
“My faith walk and cancer (free) journey continues to teach me so much about myself, while also allowing me to encourage and inspire others of all ages dealing with cancer.”