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3rd Annual Sarcoidosis Awareness Walk
Sat, April 22, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
We along with Valerie M. Cartright, council member of The Town of Brookhaven and Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research are having a Sarcoidosis of Long Island Awareness Fun Walk. The walk will be through beautiful Heritage Park in Mt Sinai NY. There will be a 1 mile and 3 mile walk. April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. There will be fun and a Raffle for prizes after walk. There are different ways to raise money for the event. You can register for $25.00 up until day before race, $30.00 day of race or you can request a sponsor form from us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also do a virtual walk with FSR at:
Please bring a copy of the email that you are doing virtual walk.
Sarcoidosis (sar-koy-DO-sis) is a disease of unknown cause that leads to inflammation. This disease affects your body’s organs. Normally, your immune system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. For example, it sends special cells to protect organs that are in danger. These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is gone, the cells and the inflammation go away. In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas (gran-yu-LO-mas) in various organs in your body.