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9th Annual Flip-Flop Festivus

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. – The Life and Breath Foundation will present its 9th Annual Flip Flop Festivus signature fundraiser, Friday, Sept. 15, at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore in Harbor East.

A repeatedly sold out event with over 300 guests, Flip Flop Festivus offers an elegant night on the town in a resort casual atmosphere. Past attendees have included former professional athletes, media personalities and community leaders such as Qadry IsmailBrad Jackson, Gheorghe MuresanHarvey Grant, Ed NorrisWalt Williams, David Aldridge and Johnny Holliday.

Starting at 7 p.m., the evening will feature sumptuous cuisine and cocktails, along with casino games, raffle prizes and an exciting live auction of highly sought-after sports and travel packages.  Guests also can “shake their groove thing” to the sounds of Affirmative Groove, “Central Virginia’s hottest, high-energy dance band.

“This event continues to bring those in the community together for a night filled with great music, amazing food creations and dancing to support those who suffer with Sarcoidosis,” said Sean Hull, founder and president of the Life and Breath Foundation, who lost his mother (at age 59) following her 13-year struggle with the disease where clumps of inflammatory cells form on multiple organs in the body causing organ inflammation. There is no cure.

Proceeds from Flip Flop Festivus will enable the Foundation to fund additional research, as well as to assist patients, their family and the medical community in handling Sarcoidosis. Individual tickets are $125 per person and corporate sponsorships are also available. For tickets, sponsorship or volunteer information, visit www.lifeandbreath.org or call 1-866-4SUPPRT or 410-750-8808.

Founded in 1998, the Life and Breath Foundation’s mission is to provide the sarcoidosis community with the vital resources needed to manage their medical care and to offer a supportive environment where they can be empowered. Since its inception, it has raised over $300,000 for Sarcoidosis research studies.