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After Diagnosis Ricky Dillard Hopes to Raise Awareness for Sarcoidosis with Concert



Ricky_Dillard__New_GGospel Artist Dr. Ricky Dillard and JSOF (a Tampa Bay Sarcoidosis Support Group) will raise the praise for Sarcoidosis research to call attention to Sarcoidosis and its health issues.

The disease affects many Americans and countless others around the world, and it’s a very important global public health concern.

Dr Ricky Dillard, Dr Wonder Drake MD, Sarcoidosis Researcher at Vanderbilt University, and Ms Je’Niece McCullough (Bernie Mac’s daughter) will join Emma Carroll the Founder and Executive Director of JSOF at the Raise the Praise Gospel Concert for Sarcoidosis Research November 9, 2013. The event will take place at St. John Progressive MB Church, Rev Bartholomew Banks, Sr Pastor, 2504 Chipco St, Tampa, FL 33605.

Concert doors open at 5:00pm with the concert starting promptly at 6:00pm.  This is a Free event.

Gospel Artist Ricky Dillard was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis two years ago, and will lead the lineup of Gospel talent with some of Tampa’s finest Gospel artists; Derek Smith and New Dimensions, Gospel Workshop of America Tampa Mass Choir, Gospel Comedian Burchaun Carter, and many more will raise the praise for Sarcoidosis research.

Rod Carter, WFLA TV 8 and radio host Randall C will host this wonderful cause event.

Visit www.tbssg.org for a complete lineup.

Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease that can affect multiple organs, create a variety of symptoms, occur chronically and cause blindness, debilitation or even death. The exact cause of Sarcoidosis is unknown, but it is characterized by the formation of cells that can inflict serious damage on organs, resulting in scarring, weakness, reduced function, and nerve damage. In severe cases people with Sarcoidosis require organ transplants. While some treatments exist, there is currently no cure.

More info at: http://1.usa.gov/puy8BI

MS Carroll is quoted as saying, “People with Sarcoidosis remain a medically underserved population in every country.” “This event will bring together patients and families, who are dealing with the very challenging issues associated with Sarcoidosis.” Ms Edith Harris, Chairperson, 813-638-6095.





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