OCTOBER 12, 2019 9am-12pm
Join us for family fun exercise and entertainment while we raise funds for a worthy cause. 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 in The Historical City of Gadsden Alabama.
Our community-wide charitable event will be held Saturday October 12, 2019 from 9am-12 noon at Mort Glosser Amphitheater Gadsden, AL. Our goal is to raise funds to provide direct client support services to individuals and families living with sickle cell disease.
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. For more information contact:
Talladega Sam Wiggins: 256-493-7071
Alpine/Pell City Estell Garrett: 256-493-0310 or 256-268-9378
Sylacauga/Childersburg: Shirley Nix: 256-245-4181 or 256-404-3805
Anniston/Calhoun: John Wilson: 256-238-8696
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
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!
9:00 am Registration
8:45 am Warm up
10:00 am Walk starts
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