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 Monday, January 22 at The Virginia Dillard Smith Toulminville Branch of the Mobile Public Library, located in Toulminville on Stanton Road, across from USA Hospital next to Holloway Elementary School, Mobile, AL as we share the ‘Check Your Neck’ initiative and National School Choice Awareness Week information at the Spoken Word poetry group event.

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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



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PB13 Wings of Reading Summer Program

Reading is used in every aspect of life therefore, it is important to be literate. A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%. It works better and faster than other relaxation methods.  Stress has sometimes been attributed to thyroid dysfunction. Therefore, PB13 has created the Wings of Reading Program to support pre-readers, new readers and struggling readers. Message us via the Paisley Butterfly 13 Facebook page to discuss your needs.



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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



#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

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Bingo! You have arrived! I am excited to be supporting AARDA’S Autoimmune Walk. More than 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases of which thyroid diseases are. That’s 1 out of every 6 people in the US! The Autoimmune Walk is one of AARDA’s efforts to bring together families impacted by autoimmune disease to raise much-needed funding and awareness… Because together we can accomplish far more than any of us can on our own.

Please register to walk with me OR make a donation to help me reach my goal!

When we link together, we are stronger! When we link together, a cure is closer!



Atlanta Bread Company Fundraiser


Atlanta Bread @ 3680 Dauphin St has approved our GroupRaise Meal on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Now let’s make this meal happen!

Share this link with everyone:

Please RSVP by committing to eat with us on the day of our GroupRaise.

We need 20 people to RSVP on our meal page to receive final confirmation of our meal by October 16, 2016, or the meal will be canceled. This puts us on your way to reaching our total attendance goal, and shows the restaurant that we have been marketing. Getting RSVPs is important to help spread the word about our cause and to ensure that our meal raises enough support to fund our group’s goal to help with shipping costs of our African Library Project’s Rich Minds Book Drive to Sierra Leone.

Share our meal page link on Facebook, Twitter, over email, and anywhere else you can.

We need your commitments to eat to make the meal successful, but even if you are not able to RSVP you are more than welcome to come!  Thank you!!