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Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
FSR is actively working with the world leaders in sarcoidosis, investing in innovative, patient-centered research efforts and providing educational resources, support, and opportunities to accelerate research to patients worldwide.
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease and to improving care for sarcoidosis patients. Since its establishment in 2000, FSR has fostered over $4 million in sarcoidosis-specific research efforts and has worked diligently to provide resources to thousands.
Finding a Cure
FSR provides funding and collaborations for research and initiatives which focus on the understanding of sarcoidosis, addresses the causes of the disease, counters the suffering of patients, and advances the potential for a cure. Through collaborations and partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, medical institutes and professionals, academic institutes, researchers, and patients from across the globe, FSR is producing game-changing initiatives toward a cure. In the years ahead, the Foundation looks forward to increasing our investment to find innovative breakthroughs which will provide treatments, therapies and a cure for the disease.
Educating and Resourcing Patients and the Public
Patients can be KEY elements in progress toward better treatments and a cure! FSR educates and connects patients with opportunities to become involved by becoming knowledgeable about sarcoidosis research. This includes participating in clinical trials, tissue donation programs, patient registries and shared data for research. FSR also offers annual conferences, webinars and comprehensive educational materials for people across the globe living with sarcoidosis, and connects patients to each other for support and enabling a larger impact. More than 46,000 members from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries have joined our free Stop Sarcoidosis Online Support Community. Thousands more are helped through in-person support groups under the umbrella of FSR. We are committed to informing the public about the disease and the dire need for increased funding, as this will in turn advance research and an understanding of the disease.
FSR believes in the power of many to join forces for true game-changing results in sarcoidosis research. The quality of life – and life itself – of thousands of patients depends on a true collaborative process. Only then will we see true results.