A team of cyclists is making Ann Arbor one of its stops on a cross-country trip to raise awareness of Graves’ disease. To underline the need for greater understanding of the condition, on June 9, the U-M Kellogg Eye Center will host its third patient education workshop on Graves’ disease and related thyroid disorders.
The workshop will feature talks about managing a patient’s thyroid and strategies for improving life with eye disease. Discussion and a question-and-answer session will follow.
Following the workshop, there will be a free patient appreciation picnic at Riverside Park—located behind Kellogg—with special guests, the Greater Than Graves’ Cross-Country Cyclists. The team is participating in the Greater Than Graves’ Cycling Event, a coast-to-coast journey—from Boston to San Francisco—to raise donations and awareness for the Graves’ disease and Thyroid Foundation.
The workshop is free (registration required) and open to all individuals with Graves’ disease and related thyroid disorders, as well as their family members and caregivers. It will start at 10 a.m. in the Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium and the Cure Room. The picnic will begin at 1 p.m.
Web Address: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu