The month of April is recognized nationally and locally in Suffolk County as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month to educate and raise awareness about a rare form of illness called sarcoidosis. In honor of this year’s Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, The Suffolk County Legislature recognized Stronger Than Sarcoidosis with a proclamation signed by all 18 Legislators, which Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker recently presented to the organization’s Founder and President, Frank Rivera.
“I am very proud to present this proclamation on behalf of the Suffolk County Legislature to Stronger Than Sarcoidosis and its President, Frank Rivera,” said Legislator Anker. “This organization is filled with true heroes who have fought through so much pain and many challenges, and continue to advocate on behalf of other sarcoidosis patients. Thank you for everything you do to support and uplift the sarcoidosis community.”
Stronger Than Sarcoidosis is an organization created by sarcoidosis patients, for sarcoidosis patients, that utilizes a patient-centered approach to provide individuals with emotional support, important information, social connection, and interactive events that focus on building community and nourishing their physical, mental and emotional health. For more information about the organization, please visit www.strongerthansarcoidosis.org.