Date(s) - 04/27/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Team KISS is going to New Orleans!
FSR’s sixth annual Team KISS 5K Run/Walk will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana! Join our sarc warriors, friends, family, and supporters when we unite for the annual awareness walk on April 27th, 2019. Sarc warriors fundraising for Team KISS last April broke our previous record and raised nearly $100,000 for sarcoidosis research making it our most successful walk to date. We hope you will help us Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis this April and make our movement even more impactful in 2019!
The Team KISS 5K Run/Walk is an annual awareness and fundraising event that features a 5K walk or run (3.1 miles). This year, it will take place at the beautiful Audubon Park in the historic uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. The century old park is known for its beautiful scenic views where you can enjoy picnics, visit the local zoo, nature center or golf course. The course winds through ancient live oaks, a lagoon, picnic shelters and playgrounds. Audubon will be a stunning course you will not want to miss!
After the walk/run, we will host our post-race party and present awards to the top finishers and fundraisers!
Not interested in participating in the walk/run? No problem! Family and pet-friendly activities will be located at our Race Village with local sponsors for the duration of the event. The $30.00 registration fee and other contributions directly benefit the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.
Register for the Team KISS 5K Walk/Run in New Orleans Today!
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (“FSR”) will be hosting the 6th Annual Team KISS 5K Run/Walk in New Orleans, LA on April 27th, 2019. FSR aims to unite sarcoidosis warriors, friends, family, and supporters the annual awareness walk/run. Funds raised by the 2019 Team KISS 5K Run/Walk will support FSR, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving care for sarcoidosis patients and to find a cure for this disease.
Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is a potentially fatal inflammatory disease that can appear in almost any organ in the body. People of any age, race and gender can be affected and symptoms vary from person to person. The causes of sarcoidosis are not yet known and there is no cure.
Every year the sarcoidosis community comes together for April’s Sarcoidosis Awareness month and FSR’s annual Team KISS 5K walk/run. This annual awareness and fundraising event features a 5K walk or run (3.1 miles), as well as lots of camaraderie, inspiration, support, and HOPE!
This year, the event will take place at the beautiful Audubon Park in the historic uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. After the walk/run, there will be a post-race party where FSR will present awards to the top finishers and fundraisers.
Following the closing ceremony, Dr. Lesley Ann Saketkoo of Tulane University, will give a keynote speech on wellness. Then, attendees will be encouraged to take part in the Sarcoidosis Awareness Second Line mini parade, led by the Grammy nominated Hot 8 Brass Band, to close out the event in true NOLA style! Family and pet-friendly activities will be located at FSR’s Race Village with local sponsors for the duration of the event.
The Team KISS 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. See below for event location and registration details.
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Cost: $30.00 (includes the price of a t-shirt)
Parking is free!