Bernie Mac S.T.A.R. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research Center was held on October 5, 2012 at the University of Illinois Hospital Health and Sciences System. We celebrated Bernie’s birthday by paying tribute to this legend and icon with the opening of a Sarcoidosis Research Center named in his honor. It was an auspicious occasion filled with tears, great pride and memorable moments. Rhonda R. McCullough, President and CEO of the Bernie Mac Foundation, a dedicated and outstanding team of doctors and researchers, (Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, Dr. Nadera Sweiss and Dr. Rick Kittles) family, friends and supporters of the Bernie Mac Foundation were overjoyed with the infinite possibilities of finding a cure for Sarcoidosis and increasing awareness for patients and their families. The future is very promising for the Bernie Mac Foundation and University of Illinois Hospital Health and Sciences System as we collaboratively work for patients.  

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, BMF supporters attended the 1st Annual Bernie Mac Foundation – A New Beginning Town Hall Meeting for a discussion about Sarcoidosis, the present, the future and a cure.

 

 

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Bernard Jeffery McCullough, Rhonda R. McCullough, President and CEO, Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Rhonda R. McCullough, President and CEO Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and Bernie Mac Translational Advanced Research Center Staff


Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia Vice President for Health Affairs of University of Illinois Hospital and Health and Sciences System, Dr. Nadera J. Sweiss Lead Researcher Rheumatologist and Director, Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research Center, University of Illinois Hospital and Health and Sciences System

Dr. Rick Kittles Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Genetic Research, University of Illinois Hospital and Health and Sciences System, Rhonda R. McCullough, President and CEO Bernie Mac Foundation and Chad Hoosier, Deputy Chief of Staff External Affairs Office of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon
 

Click here to view more photos from the event, courtesy of Donald Barge Photography.

 

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