ThyCa Mobile, AL

We are excited to facilitate the Mobile, Alabama chapter of ThyCa

ThyCa stands for Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ of America

Participants in a support group share personal experiences with thyroid cancer, offer practical tips to help you cope with your situation, and provide emotional comfort and moral support.  The first meeting will take place at the Parkway Branch of the Mobile Public Library, Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, AL, September 27, 2018, 6pm to 7pm. Please email or visit our event page on Facebook for more information.

Benefits of participating in support groups may include:

Feeling less lonely, isolated, or judged
Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
Improved coping skills and adjustment
An opportunity to talk openly and honestly about your feelings
Reduction in distress, depression, or anxiety
Clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
Learning about new medical research
Getting practical information about treatment options
Comparing notes about resources, such as doctors and options

(From information from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD)

We will be at ARTSealab!

The goal of Paisley Butterfly 13 is to encourage individuals’ awareness of thyroid functioning along the Gulf Coast.  The 1st annual ARTSea Lab Festival, October 27 and 28, 2018 is allowing us the opportunity to to connect with the public by providing information on PB13 and the service it provides to the community.  Visit our tent/booth to speak with PB13 founding advocate, Latrece Johnson, and receive free information about the thyroid.  This is a science and art festival so while you are at the booth, register to win a copy of Latrece Johnson’s, “What Is a Lionfish?” and “What Is a Peninsula?”

Image result for what is a peninsula latrece johnsonThese are books 1 and 2 in her “Local Science by a Local Scientist” series of elementary readers to bring awareness about local ecology to the youngest citizens.

Make plans to visit Dauphin Island in October!


FROM THE ARTSealab Website:

ARTSealab is a collaboration between Art Does It(ADI) a nonprofit arts organization and Alabama’s Marine Science Consortium, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL).

ARTSealab’s mission is to enhance the public understanding of the ecological challenges facing the Northern Gulf of Mexico and its coast through the dialogs of art, science, and folk life. The first annual three day “ARTSealab” festival is scheduled for October 26-28, 2018 at the DISL campus on 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528.