JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marking the 20th consecutive year conducting activities to raise awareness about thyroid disease, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and its scientific, educational and charitable arm, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), are partnering with actress Katee Sackhoff in 2014 to promote understanding of the vital role thyroid health plays in our well-being.
A thyroid cancer survivor who was diagnosed and treated for the condition at age 27, Sackhoff will be joining nationally recognized thyroid expert Dr. Jeffrey Garber for a satellite media tour Wednesday, January 23rd (January is Thyroid Awareness Month) to advance knowledge about thyroid disease. She also will be appearing in “Thy Life” public service announcements calling attention to the importance of thyroid health at every stage of life.
“Despite its importance to the proper functioning of so many body processes, the vital role the thyroid plays, as well as the signs and symptoms of thyroid disease, remain a mystery to many people,” Dr. Garber said. “By partnering with such a popular, recognizable personality such as Katee, we hope to impact the 15 million Americans who suffer with undiagnosed thyroid disease that could lead to serious health issues.”
Sackhoff is perhaps best known for playing Capt. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace for four seasons on the Sci Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica” and Dana Walsh on the Fox series “24.” She recently starred with Vin Diesel in action thriller “Riddick” and is currently cast as deputy Victoria “Vick” Moretti on A&E original television series, “Longmire.”
For more information about the thyroid gland, its function, and symptoms of thyroid disease, AACE and ACE invite you to visit www.thyroidawareness.com.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. For more information, visit the AACE website at www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace or follow AACE on Twitter at @TheAACE.
About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational, charitable and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information about the College, visit www.aace.com/college. For more information about the endocrine system, visit the ACE-sponsored patient education website at www.empoweryourhealth.org become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/empoweryourhealth or follow AACE on Twitter at @ACE_Empower.