Sean Hull Foundation seeks to end sarcoidosis

Stacy M. Brown | 9/6/2013, noon
Sarcoidosis isn’t a word you hear bandied about on city buses, in stores or even at the office of many ...
Sean Hull, established the Life and Breath Foundation to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for sarcoidosis. A “Flip Flop Festivus,” will be held at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore on Friday, September 20, 2013. Courtesy photo

— “I am a sarcoidosis sufferer who believes in what Sean is doing. My role is to continue to support his efforts. I have shared my battle with the disease to try to help the foundation raise money,” Whyte said. “I have had a long battle with the disease. I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the lungs and brain in 2007. After a long process of trying to find drugs that semi-control my symptoms, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After treatment, I went into

remission and my sarcoidosis medication was lowered in an effort to keep my cancer in remission. Since then, I have been diagnosed with sarcoidosis of the joints and, most recently, skin. My sarcoidosis has not been under control and my medication must be increased again.”

The Flip Flop Festivus offers attendees an elegant night on the town in a resort casual atmosphere. The Festivus kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP reception. At 7:30 p.m., the main event begins with exquisite food, wine and cocktails from Royal Sonesta Executive Chef, Josean Rosado and dancing to live music.

Tickets are $100 for the main event and $175 for the VIP reception. Hull said corporate sponsorships are also available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the groundbreaking research

efforts at Johns Hopkins.

“This is a great evening of food, football and fun for such an important cause,” Hull said.

For tickets, sponsorships or to volunteer, visit: www.lifeandbreath.org or call 1-866-4SUPPRT or 410-750-8808.