Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide patient advocacy, educational materials and self-empowerment for people living with Sarcoidosis.

We have committed ourselves to be:

1. Accessible

2. Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethics

3. Show respect for and value all individuals for their diverse backgrounds

4. To always speak positively and supportive

 

 

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Our Founder

Allison Walker, Founder of Caring Hands Sarcoidosis Foundation is a mother of three and grandmother to one amazing grandson. Allison is a retired Sergeant of the Detroit Police Department where in her last assignment she served as the Commanding Officer of the Detroit Police Athletic League.

 

Allison was diagnosed in December of 1994 with Heerfordt's Syndrome, which is a rare manifestation of Sarcoidosis (sar-koy-DO-sis). She has been living 24 plus years with systemic Sarcoidosis, systemic refers to multiple organ involvement. 

 

In 2009, Allison along with her friend Amy Thompson-Turner joined together and agreed that there was an urgent need for a patient support system dedicated to individuals affected by Sarcoidosis and founded Caring Hands Sarcoidosis Foundation. 

 

Since 2009 Caring Hands Sarcoidosis Foundation has become the nation’s leading nonprofit that assist Sarcoidosis patients through patient advocacy, educational resources and monthly Sarcoidosis support meetings.

 

Caring Hands Sarcoidosis Foundation has also launched events to recognize April as National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month along with their annual Sarcoidosis Retreat & Workshop. The Sarcoidosis Retreat & Workshop is a unique one of a kind event that brings the Sarcoidosis patient, medical staff and arts & crafts together to bond, grow and learn the latest information on Sarcoidosis treatment options.

 

We encourage you to join by becoming involved, whether as someone who receives our services, a volunteer or a philanthropic donor.