April might be over, but the fight against sarcoidosis isn’t!
While April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, here at the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research we have education, advocacy and research efforts going all year long! We invite you to join us in the fight- together, we can stop sarcoidosis.
Learn more about how you can take action and get involved in the fight against sarcoidosis:
Photos courtesy of Deborah Rice. Ricky White (Black & White Photography, Inc.)
Donate to the cause
Since our founding in 2000, FSR has invested over $4 million in sarcoidosis-specific research, as well as helped thousands of patients, loved ones, and physicians through our education and support initiatives. None of this would be possible without support from our amazing donors.
Get involved in research
Here at FSR, we believe sarcoidosis patients are KEY to better understanding this disease and contributing to breakthroughs in research that can lead to better treatments and ultimately a cure for sarcoidosis.
Join Team KISS
Team KISS was created by the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) as a platform to allow volunteers to easily get involved in the fight against sarcoidosis. KISS stands for Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis, and that’s exactly what our Team KISS volunteers do! While FSR has been working hard to ensure research happens, patients and their loved ones know better than anyone the urgent needs that exist in this space including a better understanding for this disease, improved treatment options, and ultimately, a cure for sarcoidosis. As such, there is nobody more well equipped to lead the fight than them and few more impactful ways to support sarcoidosis-specific research than through Team KISS.
In the past five years, Team KISS has collectively raised over $400,000 for sarcoidosis research. Thanks to the hard work of sarc warriors, their friends, families, and communities, that number is growing every year.
Meet us at an upcoming event
Join us for one of our upcoming patient education conferences, or participate in a Team KISS fundraiser event in your community!
Advocate to raise awareness about sarcoidosis
Deborah Rice is an FSR Patient Ambassador and active sarcoidosis advocate. She herself is a sarcoidosis warrior, and has worked tirelessly this April and in past years to raise awareness about the disease for Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, including organizing awareness events and fundraisers with her coworkers, compelling photo projects for Wear Purple Day, and working with legislators to secure dozens of state and local proclamations designating April as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.
“Sarcoidosis Awareness Month is to bring forth awareness, to educate, bring communities together for a common goal. For those (myself included) afflicted with this disease the struggle doesn’t end after April. So the purpose of the photos was to send a message. Fight back a disease that wants to take over your life. It’s okay to get frustrated, it’s okay to get tired but don’t give up. Look to that inner strength that we all possess to keep going. Be encouraged and keep inspiring others.
The Mountain CAN BE MOVED! Together we can stop sarcoidosis.”