April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month!
All month long, we'll be taking this opportunity to raise awareness, advocate, educate, and support the sarcoidosis community and those around us. And we've put the FUN in fundraising with a few different opportunities to support STS in our work.
Awareness & Advocacy
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
New York State has officially recognized April as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month with a permanent resolution. On April 20, we'll be getting recognized by Suffolk County as well.
April 7❄️ 9:00AM - 1:00PM EDT
NewYorkBIO Patient Engagement Summit
Every Wednesday, we'll be highlighting a new Sarcoidosis Warrior, sharing their journey with this rare disease.
Every Friday, we'll share information about sarcoidosis, helping to educate those within our community and the general public.
Support & Connection
April 6 & April 15❄️ 7:00 - 8:30PM EDT
National Online Sarcoidosis Support Group
STS is partnering with AnCan, The Sarcoidosis Awareness Foundation of Louisiana, The Sarcoidosis Foundation of VA & WV, and support groups Sarcoidosis of Fort Wayne, Let's Breathe Sarcoidosis Support Group, and We Are 1 But Not the Same to bring you this virtual support group (via GoToMeeting) twice a month. We want you all to know that #YouAreNotAlone.
April 10 ❄️ 12:00 - 1:00PM EDT
Sarc Social: Focus on Sarcoidosis Related Interstitial Lung Disease
Sarc Socials are live virtual networking events hosted by Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Patient and Care Partner Advocates. This month, Cheryl leads the virtual event, sharing her experience to connect with yours.
(link coming soon)
April 13 ❄️ 7-8:30PM EDT
Sarcoidosis Community Forum on Social Justice & Mental Health (Part 2)
STS will be partnering with the Bernie Mac Foundation and the Sarcoidosis Awareness Foundation of Louisiana to continue the conversation started this summer about social justice and mental health on April 13.
April 28 ❄️ 2:00 - 3:00PM EDT
Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Special Edition #SarcTalk Twitter Chat
We're bringing together sarcoidosis organizations from around the world to share their resources, answer your questions, and hear about your needs!
Join us to chat with: Bernie Mac Foundation, Caring Hands Sarcoidosis Foundation, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, & Sarcoidosis UK.
The FUN in FUNdraising
March 28 - April 4
Pampered Chef Party
Support the sarcoidosis community & show the world that you are Stronger Than Sarcoidosis!
Self Care Sundays
Every week, we'll be raffling off baskets filled with all kinds of goodies to ensure that you are taking care of YOU this month and beyond!
April 15 - 24
Color Street Party
Autobiographical Books by Frank Rivera
Frank's books Walking in Silent Pain and I Have Sarcoidosis But It Doesn't Have Me are now available in paperback, Kindle, and Audible formats. Read (or listen) as he shares his journey, with proceeds donated to STS.