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Bernie Mac Day with Chicago White Sox

Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Bernie Mac Foundation Gala

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Wear purple in April to spread awareness about sarcoidosis during National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.
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Oprah‘s "Where Are They Now?"

Saturday, March 12, 2016
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Hike For Lung Health Walk

Time is winding down. Register for the annual multi-charity event "Hike For Lung Health Walk" on September 20th in Chicago‘s Lincoln Park.
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Sarcoidosis Awareness Challenge

Help us spread sarcoidosis awareness by creating a one minute video!
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Bernie Mac Foundation Newsletter, 2015 Edition

The 2015 Newsletter is now available to view and download!
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5th Annual Toy Drive

December 18, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Please bring unwrapped toys!
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Bernie‘s Birthday

Bernie Mac (October 5, 1957 to August 9, 2008)
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Hike For Lung Health 2014

September 28, 2014
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HONORING THE BIRTH AND LEGACY OF OUR FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, BERNIE MAC WITH "MAC WEEK"

Join us, greet us, meet us, walk with us, talk with us, get informed about us, at the following events in (early) celebration of the birth of our Chairman Emeritus, Bernie Mac at the following events:
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REACH for the STARS Town Hall Meeting 2014

September 25, 2014
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State of Illinois Health Fair 2014

State of Illinois Health Fair with the Secretary of State Jesse White, took place September 24, 2014
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May 28

"Signing the partnership agreement between the University of Illinois and the Bernie Mac Foundation, to support our collaborative work toward a common goal. Serve the world with love and passion and lessen the suffering of patients with sarcoidosis."
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A Message from the Executive Director

Thank you for your continuing support! We appreciate you more than you will ever know...
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April 30

"I don‘t have no story. Everybody wants this Hollywood story, but the world don‘t own you nothing, man. It‘s what you owe the world." - Bernie Mac
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April - National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

We will post an inspirational quote each day of April to encourage sarcoid patients and their supporters!
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ChicagoMusic.org Interviews Bernie Mac Foundation CEO, Rhonda McCullough, on Valentine‘s Day Blues Extravaganza Fundraiser

"What better way to raise money for sarcoidosis [and] our mission to help with research and education about this disease? Who doesn’t love the blues?"
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Valentine‘s Day Blues Extravaganza

Join us on Thursday, February 13, 2014 for our Valentine‘s Day Blues Extravaganza Fundraiser!
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4th Annual Toy Drive Recipients

We are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Toy Drive recipients!
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The Bernie Mac Foundation 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Come out to River Oaks Shopping Center in Calumet City on December 7 to donate to the Bernie Mac Foundation’s 4th Annual Holiday Toy Drive!
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Bernie Mac Birthday Celebration Week

October 1 though October 5
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REACH For The STARS Town Hall Meeting

Join the Bernie Mac Foundation Thursday, October 3 for a discussion about sarcoidosis.
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Hike for Lung Health

Hike for Lung Health with the Bernie Mac Foundation on September 22, 2013!
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Bud Billiken Parade 2013

The Bernie Mac Foundation celebrated back-to-school time with the Bud Billiken Parade on August 10!
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April 11, 2013 - April Declared as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

At the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System at the Bernie Mac STAR Center on April 11, 2013, April was declared as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.
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Sarcoidosis Support Group

Join us at the Sarcoidosis Support Group on April 27, 2013 for a panel discussion with doctors, nurses, and patients who treat and have Sarcoidosis.
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Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon Visits the Bernie Mac STAR Center

The Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research (STAR) Center welcomed Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon and staff on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
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Happy New Year 2013

Most recently, thanks to the many supporters who attended The Bernie Mac Foundation Annual Toy Drive, “Jingle and Jokes,” on
December 4, 2012.
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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings and A Happy New Year
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Bernie Mac Foundation 2012 Jingles and Jokes Toy Drive

We appreciate your support of The Bernie Mac Foundation 3rd Annual Holiday Jingles and Jokes Toy Drive.
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Bernie Mac S.T.A.R. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The ribbon cutting for the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research Center was held on October 5, 2012
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Bernie Mac STAR Sarcoidosis Clinic

Bernie Mac Is Still Making A Difference In Chicago. The Bernie Mac Foundation announced the opening of the new Bernie Mac STAR Sarcoidosis Clinic at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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RSVP for Town Hall

RSVP to "A New Beginning Town Hall Meeting"
for a discussion about Sarcoidosis - the present, the future and a cure.

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Hike For Lung Health 2012

We need you to make a difference in Sarcoidosis and lung health. Join Bernie Mac‘s family and friends while we walk for a cure.
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Turning Laughs Into Life Savers

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System teams up with Bernie Mac Foundation to search for a cure for Sarcoidosis.
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Stepping Out For Sarcoidosis

Bernie Mac Foundation continues its efforts to promote Sarcoidosis Awareness, learn more and view an informative interview featuring Rhonda McCullough.
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Denise Robinson of the Bernie Mac Foundation Team

It is with a very heavy heart and sadness, that we inform you of the passing of Denise Robinson, Bernie Mac Foundation Administration Assistant.
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Stepping Out For Sarcoidosis - San Francisco

June 2, 2012 - Stepping Out For Sarcoidosis - San Francisco
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Roosevelt University Honors Joseph D. Ament

Roosevelt University will honor Joseph D. Ament, legal counsel for the Bernie Mac Foundation, on May 10, 2012 at the Palmer House Hilton. Congratulations Joe from the Bernie Mac Foundation Family, we‘re so proud of you!
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Stepping Out For Sarcoidosis - Baton Rouge

May 12, 2012 - Stepping Out For Sarcoidosis
Louisiana Holiday Inn South, Rhonda McCullough will serve as keynote speaker.
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April Is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

April is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

In 2008, Congress declared April as National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month to bring more attention to this rare, multisystem disease.
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Rhonda McCullough Honored By Reaching Back Foundation

April 28, 2012 - Reaching Back Foundation to honor Rhonda McCullough at Phenomenal Woman Awards Breakfast
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"I Ain‘t Scared Of You - A Tribute to Bernie Mac" Red Carpet Premiere

Hollywood came to Chicago as the Bernie Mac Foundation hosted the "I Ain‘t Scared Of You - A Tribute to Bernie Mac" Red Carpet Premiere.
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Valentines Jazz and Soul Sessions

February 14th, 2012 - Featured Harold Melvin‘s Blue Notes, Javon Watson, Ronnie G and Adrienne Locke
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Jingles and Jokes Toy Drive Brings Holiday Cheer To Schools

Thanks to our BMF supporters for your most generous toy donations to the Annual Bernie Mac Foundation Toy Drive “Jingle and Jokes” on December 7, 2011
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Jingles &Jokes Toy Drive

Thanks to our BMF supporters for your most generous toy donations to the Annual Bernie Mac Foundation Toy Drive “Jingle and Jokes” on December 7, 2011.
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September 8, Jazz &Soul Session – Jonathan Butler

September 8, Jazz &Soul Session – Jonathan Butler

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Chicago White Sox Bernie Mac Day

June 4, 2011
6 PM
US Cellular Field
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The Bernie Mac Foundation Jazz and Soul Sessions featuring Eric Darius

April 7, 2011
at Close Up 2
Get Tickets...
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K.I.S.S. For Sarcoidosis

Saturday, 5 February 2011 (7:00 PM)
Location: Chicago Illuminating Company
19 East 21st Street
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Valentine‘s Day Jazz &Soul Sessions Event

Monday, February 14, 2011
from 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM (CT)
Olympia Fields, IL
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The Bernie Mac Foundation presents Jazz &Soul Sessions featuring MAYSA

The Bernie Mac Foundation presents Jazz &Soul Sessions featuring MAYSA
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Close Up 2, Chicago, IL

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