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BENEFITING: FOUNDATION FOR SARCOIDOSIS RESEARCH

ORGANIZER: NicoleJess

EVENT: KICK IN TO STOP SARCOIDOSIS 5K

EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2016

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THE STORY:

NicoleJess Finnegan-Kelly wrote -

This year the Foudation for Sarcoidosis Research will be hosting it's Third Annual 5k walk/run on April 30th. The event is held in Chicago but they encourage others to host them in their towns if they can't attend the one in Chicago, as 'virtual teams'.

The Kelly Gang is doing a 5km walk in Shellharbour, to raise money for this foundation, all money raised will go to the Foundation to go towards finding a cure (and are all tax deductable).

WHAT IS SARCOIDOSIS??

Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is a devastating, potentially fatal inflammatory disease that can appear in almost any organ in the body. Although the lungs are affected in more than 90% of patients, the disease often attacks the heart, eyes, central nervous system, liver and kidneys. Once thought rare, sarcoidosis is now known to be common and affects people worldwide. The cause remains unknown and THERE IS NO CURE.

Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is an inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ in the body. It causes heightened immunity, which means that a person’s immune system, which normally protects the body from infection and disease, overreacts, resulting in damage to the body’s own tissues. The classic feature of sarcoidosis is the formation of granulomas, microscopic clumps of inflammatory cells that group together (and look like granules, hence the name). When too many of these clumps form in an organ they can interfere with how that organ functions.

What Causes Sarcoidosis?

No one knows exactly what causes sarcoidosis, but it is probably due to a combination of factors. Some research suggests that bacteria, viruses or chemicals might trigger the disease. Although such triggers might not bother most people, it is possible that in someone with the right genetic predisposition they provoke the immune system to develop the inflammation associated with sarcoidosis.

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  • Mountain and James

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  • Fin

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  • Sep, Sam & Jax

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  • Scarlet C

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The Team: $1,643 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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NicoleJess Finnegan-Kelly

Amount Raised

$470

 

47% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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James Pollock

Amount Raised

$250

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LockyRissy Bolton

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$230

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Beckjesseindie Robertson

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$65

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AB FAB

Amount Raised

$38

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Paul CARR

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Bettina Purdie

Bettina Purdie

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Scarlet C

Scarlet C

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Sep, Sam & Jax

Sep, Sam & Jax

DONATION: $25

Well done guys 1 year ago

Fin

Fin

DONATION: $50

Backing you all the way Marina! Xoxo 1 year ago

Mountain and James

Mountain and James

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Crysta Purdie

Crysta Purdie

DONATION: $50

1 year ago