An informal fashion show (plus a raffle) was held over the weekend at Sara Campbell in Linden Square in Wellesley to raise funds for the Light of Life Foundation for Thyroid Cancer.
The event was organized by Barbara Hertz, whose father discovered radio iodine (RAI) as a treatment for thyroid disease 75 years ago. It was the first targeted treatment for cancer.
Several thyroid cancer survivors attended the fundraiser.
Since the 1970s the incidence of thyroid cancer has more than doubled, according to a 2015 report by the National Cancer Institute. For women, it is the fastest growing cancer as measured by the number of new cases each year. Barbara Bush, Sophia Vegara, and Rod Stewart are all survivors.
(Thanks to Howard Sholkin for sharing this info with us.)