GOLD BOW DAY IS 1ST SEPTEMBER!
Every year on 1st September, the Australian Thyroid Foundation’s Gold Bow Day raises awareness about the importance of being aware of symptoms and changes to your thyroid gland, which maybe a result in Thyroid Cancer.Keep scrolling down this page to learn how YOU can help raise awareness
The ATF’s Gold Bow Symbolises the Thyroid Gland!
The shape of the Gold Bow symbolises the Thyroid Gland and the Gold Colour symbolises that your Thyroid Gland is more important to you than Gold!
Gold Bow Day Message!
Please don’t ignore any physical changes to your thyroid gland and any symptoms which may be related to changes in your thyroid function.
If you are concerned, please consult your doctor, and ask for a Thyroid Ultrasound to check the size, shape, and texture of the thyroid gland and to see if any nodules have developed on your thyroid gland. Thyroid Function blood tests are also important to ensure nothing is missed in identifying and diagnosing any change.
Symptoms & Changes
Thyroid Cancer is increasing with more younger Australians being affected.
Types of Thyroid Cancer
Please speak to your doctor and ask for a Thyroid Ultrasound and Thyroid Function blood tests if you are concerned.
Please don’t ignore the importance of Good Thyroid Health!
To make it easier for you, we have included below some useful messaging for your social media post. Please add the hashtag #CheckYourNeck so that we can follow your creative efforts! (You may also need to change the privacy setting of your post to ‘public’ for us to see it.) Alternatively, you can always add your selfie in the comments section of one of our Gold Bow Day posts – we would really appreciate it.
Here are some messages to cut and paste into your social media post. You may want to add some personal thoughts or experiences.
Dear family, friends and work colleagues!
[Today I am raising awareness of thyroid cancer by wearing a bow tie/wearing yellow/baking a cake...] Every year on 1 September, the Australian Thyroid Foundation’s Gold Bow Day raises awareness about the importance of being aware of symptoms and changes to your thyroid gland, which may be a result of thyroid cancer. This year’s message is #CheckYourNeck.
Thyroid cancer is increasing with more younger Australians being affected.
Please don’t ignore any physical changes to your thyroid gland and any symptoms which may be related to changes in your thyroid function, such as:
Please speak to your doctor and ask for a thyroid ultrasound and thyroid function blood tests if you are concerned.
Please don’t ignore the importance of good thyroid health!
For more information visit: https://www.thyroidfoundation.org.au/Gold-Bow-Day
Professor Bruce Robinson (ATF Medical Advisor and Thyroid Cancer Expert) with Beverley Garside (ATF CEO) speak about thyroid cancer and Gold Bow Day!
Listen to ATF Members – Loreta Berti, Amber Arnall-McRobie and Victor Koutis, along with our Ambassador – Bree Amer speak about their thyroid cancer journeys in the links below.
Tel: +61 (0) 447 834 724
PO Box 7161
Norwest NSW 2153
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.