Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
Phone Toll Free Number: (800) 777-8189
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Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

  • Sunday, January 6, 2019
    2:00pm

Meeting Location

3800 Hillcrest Drive Unit 803
Hollywood, FL 33021

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Topic: Roundtable Discussion

Leadership

Randall Sapadin

Randall Sapadin

About Randall Sapadin, Hollywood's Support Group Leader

My name is Randall Sapadin. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. I have a wealth of experience in the areas of cooking, management, financial planning and banking. While I feel blessed in many ways, I am saddened by the large number of family members who have been inflicted with crippling diseases. I lost my father’s identical twin brother, a cousin and a close friend to ALS. My younger sister is currently suffering from the advanced stages of ALS.

I chose to deviate from private enterprise in 2011 after my daughter was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and decided to dedicate my life to helping families suffering from crippling diseases. I founded a non-profit organization called the Maria Coppola Foundation named in honor of my daughter. Our organization prepares meals for persons inflicted with crippling diseases and their families.

I was honored to join the Board of Directors of the Spondylitis Association of America where I serve on the Developmental and Finance Committees. I have also visited First Responders on behalf of SAA and presented them with educational materials for proper handling of persons with Ankylosing Spondylitis in a crisis.

I stay abreast of breakthroughs in medical research which I believe will put many crippling diseases in the proverbial rear view mirror.

When I’m not working I enjoy playing bridge, reading, and spending time with my family.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org