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Celebrating 25 Years of the ATF!

7 Apr 2020 4:31 PM | Tania Jayesuria

2020 marks a significant milestone for the ATF – celebrating 25 years since the organisation first began.

The ATF was first established in 1995 by our Founder, Gail Ballantyne and her first committee, along with Gail’s treating specialist, Professor Steven Boyages. Their passion and commitment to set up a national thyroid patient support organisation with strong foundations has enabled it to continue 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, the ATF would not have lasted 25 years without our wonderful members. With your continued support through memberships, merchandise purchases and generous donations – as well as donations from the general public – our organisation has been able to continue to support Australians living with a thyroid condition.

To all of you, who have played a part in our journey, we say, THANK YOU!

While all events to celebrate our 25th Anniversary have been put on hold due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to updating you on these activities once the Australian Government has declared the risk of coronavirus to the community has subsided.

CONTACT US

Ph: +61 2 9890 8533

Mob: +61 (0) 447 834 724

Mailing Address:
PO Box 36
Narellan NSW 2567

Australia

OUR MISSION

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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