As so many of you know, in 2019, I pivoted from oncology to the rare disease space. Sarcoidosis is a rare and complex inflammatory disease that can impact any organ of the body. There are very few treatments and no cure for this condition. People may struggle for years without a proper diagnosis, and when they finally have it, they face new uncertainties.
This community does not have hundreds of organizations or health systems working to provide support. That's where FSR comes in, that's where I come in. It is my privilege, with my dedicated and amazing colleagues, to provide critical education and support for this community.
Please help me during April - Sarcoidosis Awareness Month - to provide support, increase research funding opportunities, and move the needle towards better treatments and a possible cure for this rare and complex disease.
Because we still cannot come together physically, I will be participating in the virtual FSR step challenge to raise awareness and help support FSR’s mission – stop sarcoidosis. Steps for Sarc is a virtual step and fundraising challenge with the goal to amplify our message and connect with people affected by sarcoidosis around the world.
During April’s Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, I am going to be completing my steps so that together we can reach 9 MILLION steps collectively or complete the equivalent of 4,500 miles. I need you to help me meet my fundraising goal of $400 to help fund FSR’s research programs and patient support initiatives this year. Additionally, throughout the campaign, I will be working toward completing a total of 30,000 steps for the month!
By supporting me in Steps for Sarc, you will be contributing to the progress made towards FSR’s research agenda, groundbreaking sarcoidosis research projects, as well as FSR’s comprehensive Patient Education and Resource Programs. The sarcoidosis community and I greatly appreciate your generosity and support!
I hope you will join me this month and help me achieve my goals by:
1. Making a donation to my fundraising page
2. Joining the Steps for Sarc challenge and so together we can make strides towards a cure
3. Share this page link with your friends and family on social media to help raise awareness for sarcoidosis
Every step and dollar makes a huge difference in the lives of those living with sarcoidosis and our pursuit for a cure!
Click here for more information on sarcoidosis and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.