AnonymousOctober 20, 1998 at 12:57 pmPost count: 93172
Morning all you warriors!!
We are trying to update our links to other thyroid sites on the web. The
National Graves Disease Foundation is an educational organization that does
not conduct research. We support research by getting the work out on research
tht is being done. We provide support groups (such as this forum) and provide
education to those with Graves, their loved ones and the medical community.
We provide references to the Canadian site and send them many references. We
also send many references to the Thyroid Foundation of America. Both have a very
good web site. We work closely with both.
The bulletins on the Canadian site are excellent (a bit dated). Anyting done
to promote research and education is a good thing. Every once in a while we
(the NGDF) get questioned on why we do not provide research. The answer is
simple. We are an educational organization and provide support. The research
organizations do not provide support groups so we both fill a nitch in the
The NGDF is not sponsored in total by any one company or organization. We do
receive some funding for expenses (like Bausch and Lomb pays the bill for this
BB’s air time). We run on people joining the NGDF and bulletin sales. Our
service is provided free as is the Canadian and TFA organizations. Only difference
is we do not have a major corporate sponsor. We also do not have any paid staff
like the other organizations.
So if we take a bit to get your mail answered or to call you back that is why.
Every one of us gives our time to post, answer mail, return phone calls manage the
BB and web site and find referrals for people who ask.
We are there for you and will be for as long as we have people who care.
Jake and Jan
facilitatorsAnonymousOctober 20, 1998 at 6:06 pmPost count: 93172
To all who keep the BB going Thank you. Usually I don’t post, I
just read, but when I can’t get to the BB it is like I have lost
my best friend. It is wonderful that you all take the time
and energy to continue to do what you do. Again Thank you from
the bottom of my heart.
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