Message From Our Executive Director
Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder which an assortment of challenges for those living with it. The pain and suffering experienced by those who have it is indescribable and can result in irreparable damage to organs and systems within the human body. Children living with sickle cell need our love and resources. Caregivers of children living with sickle cell need our love and support. Sickle cell impacts a number of nationalities while often being overlooked, under served, and under resourced. Sickle Cell Miami resides in an area of the United States which serves the highest number of individuals and families diagnosed with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. Your support helps Sickle Cell Miami provide annual programs, such as the Breakfast with Santa Toy Distribution event, Milk and Cookies with Santa Toy Distribution event, transporting the children to Boggy Creek Summer Camp, and the Sickle Cell Run/Walk. Therefore, I’m asking the community of South Florida to continue helping us, help children living with sickle cell!
Sickle Cell Miami is the local chapter of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, an advocacy organization in support of providing research and resources for children and families living with sickle cell disease. Your donation to Sickle Cell Miami will help us provide requisite resources for children and families across Miami-Dade County. In addition to referring patients for medical care, we are also working to develop support groups and counseling. Advancements are made daily with respect to treatments for sickle cell disease and your gift will help to accelerate this process while providing the resources to children and families. We need your help to Break the Sickle Cycle!
Sickle Cell Disease is a painful condition affects everyone from babies through adults. Donations always help SCDAA achieve our goals.
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Help BREAK the SICKLE CYCLE!
Register for the 2019 Sickle Cell Walk
September 28, 2019
@ Challenger’s Park
Have you registered for the Sickle Cell Walk? Is your Team ready for the Team Challenge?
Calling ALL Churches, Corporations, Greek Organizations, and Community Organizations to get your teams together and ready to Help Break the Sickle Cycle!!!
This race will feature the fastest runners in South Florida as well as teams and groups from throughout the South Florida community in a world-class health trail through beautiful North Miami Beach’s Snake Creek Canal Walk Trail! Walkers of ALL LEVELS are welcome and supported for this events.
The post-race celebration will be filled with music, drinks, and healthy activities for the whole family.
Most importantly, your participation will help raise funds in the research and treatment of Sickle Cell trait and disease in your local community through education and advocacy. Help us spread the word and make this event a powerful tool of change.
Race Details and Amenities:
- Registration: 7:00 am
- Start Time: 8:00 am
- Post-race celebration featuring live entertainment, fluids, and giveaways from sponsors and partners.