It’s a disease you don’t often hear or read about in the media, but doctors believe there are countless Americans living with Sarcoidosis.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease that can affect multiple organs, create a variety of symptoms, occur chronically and cause blindness or even death. While some treatments exist, there is currently no cure.
Saturday, October 30 was declared “Sarcoidosis Day” in Houston by Mayor Annise Parker. Several Houstonians with the disease, along with their family and friends, gathered to participate in the 6th annual Sarcoidosis Walk for a Cause.
I had the honor of serving as emcee during the pre-walk event.
It was sponsored by the Janine Sarcoidosis Outreach Foundation and it’s founder, Emma Carroll. Ms. Emma started the foundation in memory of her daughter who died from complications of sarcoidosis, leaving behind two young children. http://www.jsof.org/