Who We Are

"There are no such things as incurables; there are only things for which man has not found a cure", stated philanthropist Bernard Baruch in a 1954 presentation to the President’s Committee on health affairs.

The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) would opt to alter the quote with one word: YET. While no cure for sarcoidosis has been found yet – one does exist, and we are dedicated to finding it.

Sarcoidosis is a disease that with no known cause that sickens and often ultimately kills men and women of all races, classes and countries. It can affect every organ but mostly sickens the lungs, heart, brain, lymphatic system, eyes, and the skin. There is no known cure, but we are working hard to find one.

Our Mission

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 funded numerous domestic and international research efforts and has worked diligently to provide resources to thousands.

Finding A Cure

FSR provides funding and collaborations which focus on the understanding of sarcoidosis, address the causes of the disease, counter the suffering of patients, and advance the potential for a cure. To date, FSR has fostered over $1 million in sarcoidosis-specific research. In the years ahead, the Foundation looks forward to increasing our investment to find innovative breakthroughs which will provide treatments and therapies and a cure for the disease.

Improving Care For Sarcoidosis Patients

Sarcoidosis is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease that can affect any organ in the body. Early diagnosis and treatment can help relieve symptoms, minimize organ damage and lead to a better quality of life. FSR offers annual conferences, webinars and comprehensive educational materials for thousands of people living with sarcoidosis. More than 17,000 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.