The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation based in Rancho Santa Fe recently held a book signing and pumpkin sale event to raise funds for the organization. Founded in 1990, the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit international charitable organization provides help and hope for people with Graves’ disease and other thyroid related disorders. According to the organization, they fund “education and support for patients, family members, caregivers, friends, and healthcare professionals and have helped thousands of patients to better understand the symptoms and treatment programs for Graves’ disease.”

Author and columnist Richard Lederer was featured at the event selling a variety of his most popular works. 100 percent of the proceeds from the book sales went towards funding for the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation. For more information about the event or organization visit