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ATF 25th Anniversary

2020 is an anniversary year for the ATF, marking the 25th year since the organisation first began. I would like to thank our Founder, Gail Ballantyne, her first committee, along with Professor Steven Boyages, Gail’s treating specialist; for their passion and commitment to set up a national thyroid patient support organisation with strong foundations, which has continued onto today – 25 years later.

The ATF has helped thousands of Australian thyroid patients and their families over this time and without the ATF, these people would not have the support, education and information which is available through our organisation.

Today, our organisation continues with an Executive Committee who are all volunteers. By bringing their energy and dedication to the organisation, we can continue to provide the same important services that were part of the initial goal of the ATF. Together with our Medical Advisory Team, who are all world leaders in different areas of thyroid disease, we are proud the organisation has continued to meet patients’ needs.

ATF Ambassadors also give their time to promote the organisation and the importance of Good Thyroid Health whenever possible throughout Australia, via the media and other opportunities.

Most importantly, I would like to acknowledge and thank all the ATF members who have continued to support our organisation over the past 25 years, with memberships and merchandise purchases. I would also like to thank members and the general public for your wonderful generous donations. Without you, our organisation would not exist or could have continued.

Best Wishes,

Beverley Garside

Chief Executive Officer

The ATF acknowledges Gail Ballantyne, the founder of the ATF.  

Listen to Gail talking about the beginning of the ATF and the importance for the organisation to provide support, information and awareness.  Thank you Gail for your wonderful initiative!

The original ATF Gold Bow from 1995

The first ATF newsletter



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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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