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UPDATE on Thyroid Awareness Bands

Post Published: 30 January 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid
This post currently has 14 responses. Leave a comment

Thank you to everyone for contributing to spreading awareness by ordering bracelets. We are grateful to you and for you.

Our collective desire to keep awareness going as a thyamily (family) is very important. Together, we can invoke change and achieve anything! We encourage you to continue placing orders for bracelets.

We were overwhelmingly surprised by the outpouring of orders we received. In our wildest dreams we never imagined it—we’re so proud of each and every one of you.

We have already begun sending out bracelets. We’ve also ordered thousands of additional bracelets to fill existing and new orders; and we will fill each and every order. Your patience is incredibly appreciated, as we’ll be sending out bracelets throughout February and March.

As of February 1st, all new bracelets ordered will still be 100% free. We will, however, be requesting a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope).


Attn: Katie Schwartz

Attn: Katie Schwartz

Dear Thyroid

POB 867

Beverly Hills, CA 90213

Keep those orders coming! Keep spreading awareness.

Send ideas about how you think we can spread awareness to DearThyroid@gmail.com. One month isn’t enough. If we want funding, insurance/medication/medical/doctor accountability, education for our doctors and the general population; and ultimately a cure, we have to work together to find the way. We believe that we can achieve this—in fact, we think we can do ANYTHING we put our minds to.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us. Similarly, if you haven’t received your bracelet by the middle of March, please email us and let us know.

Final request, as you start receiving your bracelets, please send us pictures of yourselves wearing them and a blurb about why wearing it is significant to you. We have a page on our site called “Wearing My Disease On My Sleeve┞¢Ã¢â‚¬. We will be launching a similar page with patients and families wearing their bracelets.

A special thank you to Mary Shomon, renowned thyroid patient advocate for:

  1. Creating the Thyroid Awareness Month website
  2. Mary’s tireless efforts to improve and empower ourselves as patients on About.com and her books.
  3. Spreading the word about Dear Thyroid’s Awareness bands
  4. Writing an outstanding article about The Top 10 Thyroid Stories of the Decade


Dear Thyroid, Katie, Liz & Robyn

PS: We’ve updated the Invisible No More Thyroid Awareness Bands page to reflect this post.

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14 Responses to “UPDATE on Thyroid Awareness Bands

  1. amy says:

    So, if we have already requested a bracelet, when the address is posted we just have to send a SASE? Or if we requested one awhile ago(like when it was first posted that they were available)we should expect one soon? Thanks, Amy

  2. Pam says:

    A SASE? I haven’t heard that term in YEARS! LOL!

  3. Lolly says:

    I look forward to wearing my bracelet with pride, you Rock.

  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Hi Amy;

    Thanks for leaving this comment, I can clarify better on the post. My apologies.

    If you have already ORDERED A BRACELET, which you have, you do NOT have to send a SASE.

    SASE’s requited as of Feb 1 and the address for SASE’s will be provided on Monday.

    If this still doesn’t make sense, please let me know, lovey.

  5. Dear Thyroid says:

    Nice, Pam 😉

    You know that if you already ordered your bracelet, you don’t need a SASE, right?

    Let me know.


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  7. amy says:

    Okay. Got it! Looking forward to getting one! And wearing it w/ pride as well! Thanks!
    BTW, you probably made it perfectly clear in the post I was probably just having thyfusion.

  8. Dear Thyroid says:


    I re-read it and I hope I made it clear, but if you can point out what didn’t read as clear, I’d appreciate it so much! This way I can change it.

    I am so proud of you, can’t wait for you to receive your bracelet. Your patience is GREATLY APPRECIATED.


  9. lori says:

    Looking forward to getting my bracelet. Thanks for going ahead with the bracelets. It’s about time there was one for US, right? right! And, you did it!


  10. Dear Thyroid says:

    Totally agreed, Lori. WE, WE, WE DID IT!!!


  11. Linda B Reed says:

    I would like a bracelet, as well. Do I need to send you a SASE or just my address?
    Linda 🙂

  12. Elaine says:

    Received bracelets for my daughter and I yesterday. Could not put them on fast enough. I sent a picture of us wearing the bracelets. They are beautiful…we love them. Wearing mine with pride. My daughter wearing hers in support.

    Thank you ever so much

  13. dearthyroid says:

    Hi Linda;

    That’s terrific, we’re so glad that you want to spread awareness, bravo! Please mail a SASE and we will get your free bracelet sent out.


  14. dearthyroid says:

    Elaine – That is magnificent! We saw the pictures http://bit.ly/dCftke, so touching. They brought us to tears!

    Thank you for sharing them with us.


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