World Sickle Cell Day today

World Sickle Cell Day today

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – UNESCO has designated June 19th as World Sickle Cell Day.

This year the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation (SCCF), is continuing to raise awareness about the disease and supporting those affected.

This year the Foundation is commemorating this day by raising awareness about the disease through its social media campaign #iamsicklecell.

To participate

Take a photo wearing something RED!
Tag photo with #iamsicklecell & @sicklecellcares
Post to any of our social media pages
Like & Follow us!

The photo with the most likes wins! Prizes include:
1st Prize: One hand-painted photo by Legendary Artist Earl Etienne!
2nd Prize: Dinner for two at The Great Old House!
3rd Prize: Gift certificate to the Glam Day Spa!

For the last 5 years, as part of its humanitarian and patriotic responsibility, the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation (SCCF) provides a range of services for Sickle Cell Disease clients and their families that includes general awareness, counselling services, and education to assist clients in learning about their illness, methods of disease control and pain management. We also engage in educational presentations and seminars for medical, education, health/human service professionals, and the general public; support group activities and the promotion of educational and recreational normalization activities.


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