MAY 4, 2019 8am-12pm
Join us for family fun exercise and entertainment while we raise funds for a worthy cause. We are honored to welcome Shelia Smoot J.D. of Summit Media Corporation who is serving as our Honorary Walk Chair and Spokeswoman for our 21st Annual Sickle Cell Walk!
Donations $30/ Adult $20/ Youth
The Central Alabama Chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (The Sickle Cell Foundation) invites you to join us for our 21st Annual Sickle Walk. Our community-wide charitable event will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:00am-12 noon at Linn Park in Birmingham, AL. Our goal is to raise funds to provide direct client support services to individuals and families living with sickle cell disease. Contact Phyllis Harris at (205) 780-2355 for more info.
The annual Sickle Cell Walk helps the foundation assist affected individuals and families when they need help. How? Purchase of medicines, dental and vision assistance, medical equipment, transportation to appointments and services to help families cope financially and emotionally (support groups, and gatherings).
Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease for which a universal cure has yet to be found. People of many ethnic backgrounds are affected, but it disproportionately affects Africans-Americans. One out of every 10 African Americans has sickle cell trait. One out of every 365 African American babies born in this country will inherit Sickle Cell disease. Patients suffer from a variety of health problems, incuding but not limited to organ damage, strokes, and joint deterioration. Although, today many are living longer and stronger. We still have some that lose the battle against Sickle Cell Disease.
The Foundation is a 501 c3, nonprofit operating since 1978 and is a United Way Agency. We supply free education, testing and counseling for the following counties: Jefferson, Walker, Shelby, Calhoun, Talladega, Etowah, St. Clair, Blount, Cullman, and Clay, Cleburne, Cherokee, and Randloph counties.
SHARON B. LEWIS
Acting Chairman of the Board
SCDAA Central Alabama Board of Directors 2019 Walk Chair
SHELIA SMOOT J.D.
Free education, testing and couseling services are available to the public. Contact the Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation at 1-800-735-0405
We hope that you will join us by supporting our community wide charitable event. For more information please contact Phyllis Harris at 205-780-2355 or 800-735-0405. Thank you in advance for your participation!
8:00 am Registration
8:45 am Warm up
9:00 am Walk starts
Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation's sponsors
Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation sponsorships offer a valuable opportunity to showcase your brand and gain targeted exposure to hundreds of potential customers. To become a sponsor email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Sickle Cell Foundation at (205) 780-2355 or 800-735-0405.
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