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ATF Awareness Events

The ATF is proud to support the community through these key events.

May is ATF Thyroid Awareness Month

During May each year, the ATF raise awareness throughout Australia about the importance of Good Thyroid Health and Prevention of Iodine Deficiency. Each year, the ATF focus on different thyroid health issues with national awareness messaging.

A healthy thyroid gland and thyroid hormone are essential to the way the body functions and your wellbeing.

Be Thyroid Aware and Get Tested - Over 1 million Australian are living with an undiagnosed thyroid disorder!

Help us to ensure all Australians are aware of Good Thyroid Health.

Organise a fundraiser with your family, friends or work colleagues.

A Touch Of Gold Gala Ball

The ATF organised 'A Touch of Gold' Gala Ball to celebrate our 20-year anniversary in 2015. It was a wonderful celebration and a fun night.

The event raised much needed funds to help the ATF continue into the future.

Please help us to celebrate 30 years in 2025 of helping thyroid patients to understand their condition, through the right education, ongoing support and advocacy.

Let us continue to raise awareness about the benefits of Good Thyroid Health with your help.

Over 1 million Australians are living with an undiagnosed thyroid disorder!

Let’s have another ‘A Touch of Gold’ Gala Ball to celebrate and raise funds to help change the statistics

If you have experience with events, we would love to speak to you!

Please email us.

Pregnancy & Your Thyroid Health

If you are considering pregnancy, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is important your thyroid function is tested, monitored and treated, if necessary, to protect your pregnancy and your thyroid health.

A daily adequate amount of iodine is essential as well. A daily pregnancy supplement including at least 150mcgs of iodine is recommended for women contemplating pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding.

Australian research shows 50% of pregnant women are iodine deficient.

Both inadequate thyroid function and iodine deficiency can affect pregnancy outcomes and the development of the foetal brain and lead to lower intelligence and learning difficulties in children.

Help us, by holding a fundraiser! Raise awareness about the importance of this message which will help to improve outcomes for future generations of Australian children.

Gold Bow Day

The two loops of the ATF Gold Bow symbolise the Thyroid Gland, one gland on either side of the neck. The Gold colour symbolises that your Thyroid Gland is more valuable to you than Gold!

The ATF Gold Bow Day highlights the increase in Thyroid Cancer, with the most recent research from 2008 stating, thyroid cancer had increased by 84% in women and 40% in men over the previous 10 years. Statistics show Thyroid Cancer is increasing amongst younger Australian women who are more at risk.

Help the ATF to raise awareness by holding a Fundraiser! Thyroid Cancer awareness is essential to improve patient outcomes.

  • Buy a Gold Bow and wear it with pride.
  • Hold a Gold Bow event with your family, work colleagues or friends to raise awareness. 

Thyroid Cancer

The Big Breakfast/Brunch

The ATF BiG Breakfast/Brunch is an important fundraiser for the ATF.

Without fundraisers to support the ATF, the organisation would not be able to provide as many member services and reach out to Australians with awareness messaging. Hold a BiG Breakfast/Brunch to support the ATF.

You may like to vary the time of your event from a ‘BiG Breakfast to a ‘BiG Brunch’ whichever is more convenient. Organise the right time for you, so you can enjoy the event with your community, work colleagues, friends or family!

Dare To Be Aware

Organise a Dare To Be Aware!

Raise awareness about the Importance and Benefits of Good Thyroid Health and How to Achieve It!

Talk to us about getting your friends and family, work colleagues or community together!

Statistics show over 1 Million Australians are living with an undiagnosed thyroid disorder, which is alarming!

The ATF can provide information brochures and help you raise awareness.

Learn more about how you can be aware of Thyroid conditions - and have some fun at the same time!

Test Your Thyroid

Diagnosis of a thyroid disorder depends on thyroid function pathology testing.  As a patient, knowing which tests are available and how to interpret results will help you when discussing with your doctor.

Be Thyroid Aware and Get Tested  -  Over 1 million Australian are living with an undiagnosed thyroid disorder!

World Thyroid Day

Thyroid Federation International - World Thyroid Day (WTD), May 25th, is celebrated and dedicated to thyroid patients and to all who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide. 2011 is of special importance since it was the first time that World Thyroid Day was celebrated by American Thyroid AssociationEuropean Thyroid Association, Asia-Oceania Thyroid Association, and Latin American Thyroid Society.

The ATF is a TFI Member and supports International Thyroid Day on 25th May each year.

International Thyroid Awareness Week

The ATF supports the International Thyroid Awareness Week each year. ITAW is held between (25 -31) May. The Australian Thyroid Foundation support the importance of Good Thyroid Health and How To Achieve It through being aware of symptoms and changes to the thyroid gland.

We would appreciate your input to help us raise awareness about the importance of good thyroid health and to raise funds to help the ATF continue.

Future generations of Australians suffering with a thyroid disorder will rely on the ATF to be there for them to help with information, individual support and advocacy.

The ATF is the link between doctors and patients!

Get in touch, we would love to chat to you about how you can help us

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The mission of The Australian Thyroid Foundation Ltd (ATF) is to offer support, information and education to members and their families through the many services provided by The ATF and raise awareness about health consequences of iodine deficiency and the benefits of good thyroid health. 

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