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1) Governor Abbott has Proclaimed April as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in the State of Texas. Mayor Turner has Proclaimed April Sarcoidosis Awareness month in the City of Houston.
2) City of Bellaire Mayor Friedberg will issue a Proclamation in person to the Sarcoid group on April 3, 2023 recognizing April 13th as Sarcoidosis Awareness Day World wide.
3) Houston City Hall will be lit in Purple April 4-6 in honor of Sarcoidosis Awareness Month!
4) April Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Meet and Greet Fun Walk!
April 29, 2023 - 8 AM to 12 PM
Bellaire Civic Center
7008 S Rice Ave
Bellaire, TX 77401
Special Guest Doctor in Sarcoid Research, Dr Wonder P Drake, MD, Pulmonary, Dr Gautam Sitka, MD, Optomologist, Dr Masih Ahmed, MD, Rhonda “Mac” Gilmore, Bernie Mac’s Widow and CEO of Bernie Mac Foundation, Producer first Sarcoid Documentary, Andrena Johnson.
Registration $25.00 (advance online); $30 at site. Includes T shirt and Goody bag. To register please go to www.jsof.org
5) The Texas Medical Center Waterfall and TMC Police Department will be lit in Purple on April 30th in support of Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.
6) Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Group Church Visit
Sunday, April 30, 2023
10 am Worship Service
(Please arrive by 9:30 AM for reserved seating)
Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Rev Terry K Anderson,
7034 Tierwester St
Houston, Texas 77021
Wear your purple and white attire, but Purple and white is not required. Purple Sarcoidosis Awareness ribbons will be given to pin.
Our trip to LA, Hollywood: April 30, 2022 at the Arena-Cenelounge-Sunset Sarcoidosis Awareness in Hollywood, Ca.
Andrena Senola Johnson, the premiere sarcoidosis documentary was awesome. It was very educational, heartfelt, and put a face on this awful disease that affects many, especially listening to those featured who suffers with it. Job well done! Others will be able to view it soon so stay tuned! #PurpleProject https://www.facebook.com/Sarcoidawarenessfilm/videos/3260558387506873/
Sarcoidosis (sar-‘koi-do’-sis) is a multi system disorder of unknown origin that predominantly affects the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes. Sarcoidosis is a total body disease and can attack all of the organs in the body including the lungs, heart, skin, liver, eyes, brain, spleen, kidneys and nervous system, and can be fatal. The cause is unknown; however, researchers believe genetics and/or environmental factors may play a role in the development of the disease. You cannot catch Sarcoidosis from someone who has it, nor is it a form of Cancer. (www.nhlbi.nih.gov/sarcoidosis)
Janine's children;: Morgan and Brandon
Janine Sarcoidosis Outreach Foundation is a leading non- profit (501 c3 tax exempt entity) education and outreach organization. Founded in 2003, the foundation works to educate the public, health care practitioners, media, and government agencies on the health issues of Sarcoidosis and a need for public awareness, patient resources, and more research into a cause and cure.
There is a lot of information on the world-wide web since my daughter’s diagnosis in 1999. Sarcoidosis Support Groups can be found throughout the US and abroad. Research is taking place at the Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt Medical University, the Mayo Clinic, National Institutes of Health, National Jewish Research Center, Albany Medical College, just to name a few. Research is showing promise, but still a long way to go for a Sarcoidosis cause and possible cure.
Janine Sarcoidosis Outreach Foundation(JSOF) P.O. BOX 11008
ALIEF , TX 77411-1008
Phone: +01 832-248-6621
Shine a Light on Sarcoidosis!
April 14 and 15, 2019 is approved for Houston, Texas City Hall and the Houston Montrose bridges of Hwy 59 to Illuminate the Night in PURPLE!
April 13, 14, and 15th, Texas Medical Center Waterfall will be illuminated in PURPLE as well for World Sarcoidosis Awareness Day, April 13, 2019. “Shine a Light on Sarcoidosis!"
The Bernie Mac Foundation
Lambda Zeta Chapter
National Women of Achievment, INC
JSOF would like to help you get the information you need and resources.
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
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