The countdown is on! One month yesterday, I will have done the Colour Rush 5k course, with a group of friends, in order to raise money for Thyroid UK.
I’m a little nervous about it as my health is very up and down at the minute, but I will complete it.
- The World Health Organization estimates that 750 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease
- Including at least 1 in 20 people in the UK say the BTF (though I believe it’s more common)
- And more than 12 percent of the U.S. population developing a thyroid condition during their lifetime, say the ATA
- Yet the ATA also say that as many as 60% are undiagnosed
As thyroid patients, we know better than anyone what this condition does to its host, but by supporting charities such as Thyroid UK, we can fight to create change in how we’re perceived, how we’re treated and our quality of life.
Thyroid UK are a great charity who do a lot to get as many people diagnosed and treated for thyroid problems, as possible. They support treating each individual as an individual, and are all for doctors working to find the best treatment for each person, as well as exploring the possibility of low vitamin levels and other, linked conditions. They conduct research and have been pushing for better results.
You can sponsor me and my team here – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamfabulousforthyroiduk#.WLa64TlvZjE.facebook
I would love to reach £100 as my target.
I have used BT MyDonate over JustGiving, as they give the charities a lot more of the money raised. JustGiving take a big chunk of what’s donated.
Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism
Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six WEGO Award Nominations, a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018. Currently studying to become a Life Coach, she has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community and has relevant qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, Reflexology, Motivational Speaking and Positive Thinking.