In Memoriam of Dr. Elva Dawson

Warriors, we regret to announce that our very first “Sarcoidosis Warrior Award” Winner and Purple Carpet Keynote Speaker Dr. Elva Dawson transitioned this past Sunday September 20th. She was a true sarcoidosis warrior, who battled the disease over 40 years. You will be forever remembered and missed.

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  1. First and foremost, on behalf of Rhonda R. McCullough, President and CEO, Bernie Mac Foundation Board Members, Medical Advisory Board Members, General Counsel, Executive Director (me) and staff, we would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Elva Dawson.

    We are indeed saddened by the passing of Dr. Elva Dawson.

    What a phenomenal woman she was. As you have mentioned, Dr. Dawson served as our keynote speaker for Bernie Mac Foundation Purple Carpet Fundraiser Event, 2017.

    In this role as keynote speaker, Dr. Dawson served the audience well through her presentation by educating, inspiring and empowering our sarcoid community with her personal journey and experiences regarding sarcoidosis. She was absolutely amazing and set the bar and stage for future keynote speakers for The Bernie Mac Foundation.

    Dr. Dawson will always remain a very special person in the family of The Bernie Mac Foundation.

    Executive Director,
    Mary Ann Grossett


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