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Iris Kahn

Iris Kahn

Thank you for visiting my page!

As you might know, the fight against sarcoidosis is a cause that is important to me.

Sarcoidosis is a rare, often chronic inflammatory disorder that causes the formation of granulomas, or clumps of inflammatory cells. This can occur in almost any organ in the body, most commonly affecting the lungs, lymph nodes, skin and eyes. While this disease affects as many as 200,000 Americans, there is currently no known cure and treatment options are limited and often ineffective.

I have been a volunteer and a fund raiser for most of my life as has my daughter Kerry Wong. It's a tradition we carried down from my mother who was still volunteering a month before she died at almost 92 years old. We do it because we can, because its needed and because it feels good to help. It was never to fight a personal battle before but just because we could help.

I have chosen to support the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) by fundraising for Team KISS for a more personal reason. My daughter Kerry has been suffering with autoimune illnesses for many years. Two years ago her doctors added the diagnosis of sarcoidosis to her list.

It's not so easy to ask others to help us but it's a lot harder to watch someone you love suffer. So help us raise money, raise awareness, support research and find a cure.

KISS stands for Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis, and that’s what you'll be doing by supporting my page. FSR is the leading nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and improving care and treatment options for sarcoidosis patients. The funds all go directly to FSR and their programs for improving patient education, supporting patients and their caretakers, and of course, funding research to find better treatment options and one day, a cure.

Please consider helping me reach my goal. Together, we can Stop Sarcoidosis!

- Iris

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$271
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