Category: News

Use Amazon Smile to support FSR

Use Amazon Smile to support FSR

Did you know you can support FSR’s mission through your Amazon purchases?FSR strongly encourages all individuals to practice social distancing at this time, especially those with compromised immune systems due to sarcoidosis or medications related to...
Update on Coronavirus, COVID-19

Update on Coronavirus, COVID-19

This page is being monitored and updated regularly. Please check back for additional updates.Watch a video with Dr. Peter Sporn from Northwestern Medicine as he answers FAQs about COVID-19 and sarcoidosis. As information on the coronavirus, COVID-19, appears in the...
RESCHEDULED: Chicago Patient Summit

RESCHEDULED: Chicago Patient Summit

FSR is announcing the postponement and rescheduling of our Chicago Patient Summit that was initially scheduled for April 3-5, 2020 in Chicago, IL. The event has been rescheduled for August 30 – September 1, 2020.

Online Support at Your Fingertips: Inspire Introduces an App!

Online Support at Your Fingertips: Inspire Introduces an App!

Since sarcoidosis is a rare disease, it can be hard for patients to find a support system who understands what they are going through. For that reason, FSR started a Stop Sarcoidosis support group on Inspire, a health and wellness-focused online community. Patients...
5 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday with FSR

5 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday with FSR

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner! For those who don’t know, this event happens annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is essentially the nonprofit world’s version of “Black Friday” or “Small Business...
FDA Grants Breakthrough Status to Ofev

FDA Grants Breakthrough Status to Ofev

Exciting news for the sarcoidosis community!On October 10, 2019, Boehringer Ingelheim announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Ofev (nintedanib), which is a new drug that is believed to slow the progression...
The seasons are changing, and so are things at FSR!

The seasons are changing, and so are things at FSR!

Fall is officially here, and with the change in seasons comes some exciting new changes at FSR as well! FSR is thrilled to welcome Lisa Dietlin as our Interim Executive Director. Lisa has been previously involved with FSR in numerous capacities, including back in our...
Support FSR through the CFC!

Support FSR through the CFC!

FSR is a part of the world’s biggest workplace charity campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC enables government workers to support FSR through payroll deductions.

9/11 and Sarcoidosis

9/11 and Sarcoidosis

FSR thanks all who helped serve on 9/11 and sends out a reminder to people with 9/11 induced sarcoidosis, we are here supporting you.