Toys for Tots 2018

We are accepting applications for Toys for Tots through December 1, 2018. If you or someone you know can benefit from this program, please download the application below and email it back to  Thank you and may your days be merry and bright!


Our goal every year is to “deliver a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.”

Together we can make a difference in a child’s life.

Toys For Tots registrations for 2018 are now closed.


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.




World Thyroid Day 2018

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Here is a Press Release from 2015 about World Thyroid Day.

American Thyroid Association collaborates with the European Thyroid Association, the Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association and the Latin American Thyroid Society

On May 25th the American Thyroid Association (ATA) (, in cooperation with international sister societies, the European Thyroid Association (, the Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association (, and the Latin American Thyroid Society ( , will be making an extraordinary effort to do what it does year-round—focus attention on that small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck that causes some 20 million Americans to experience “dis-ease” of one form or another.

The thyroid gland produces hormones that influence every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. Thyroid hormones regulate the body’s metabolism—the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients and oxygen—and affects critical body functions, such as energy level and heart rate. Almost everyone knows someone affected by thyroid disease or thyroid cancer. In addition to the 20 million Americans who have some form of thyroid disease, more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. Perhaps the most stunning statistic is that up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition and that women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.

“It is clearly important that we do more to increase awareness of thyroid diseases and cancers, both in the US and globally,” observes ATA President Dr. Robert Smallridge. “The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified iodine deficiency as the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage.

ATA is an international individual membership organization for over 1,700 clinicians and researchers from 43 countries around the world, representing a broad diversity of medical disciplines. It also serves the public, patients and their family through education and awareness efforts.

Celebrating its 92nd anniversary, ATA delivers its mission through several key endeavors: the publication of highly regarded monthly journals, THYROIDClinical Thyroidology, VideoEndocrinology and Clinical Thyroidology for the Public; annual scientific meetings; biennial clinical and research symposia; research grant programs for young investigators, support of online professional, public and patient educational programs; and the development of guidelines for clinical management of thyroid disease.

More information about ATA is found at

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Yes! Thirty one days of thyroid awareness.  Visit our Facebook page to attend the virtual vendors market of websites to gain useful and pertinent information about the thyroid. Then join us Sunday, January 21at United Pentecostal Holiness Church, located in the Aaronville community of Foley, AL as we share the ‘Check Your Neck’ initiative and National School Choice Awareness Week information at their monthly Youth In Action Sunday.



We Support Small Business

Paisley Butterfly 13 has been selected as a Neighborhood Champion by American Express in preparation of Small Business Saturday celebrated November 25 each year.  On Saturday, November 18, 2017, we will giveaway reusable shopping bags and share information about thyroid and autoimmune disease.  We are excited to be a community advocate for health awareness and thank American Express for supporting us in this effort.



Saturday, November 18, 2017



2962 Dauphin Island Parkway

Mobile, AL

Making Spirits Merry and Bright

Paisley Butterfly 13 partnered with The Salvation Army to help make Christmas 2016 season brighter for over 150 children.  We thank all the community individuals who donated to these great organizations and the volunteers who help transport and deliver toys this holidays season.Toys For Tots Logothe_salvation_army-svg