Event: 9TH ANNUAL SICKLE CELL WALK FOR AWARENESS
Date: September 18, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Location: American Red Cross Building
Address: 3131 N. Vancouver Avenue Portland, Oregon 97227
"Walk A Mile For Sickle Cell" The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon will host run, bike and walk-a-thon on September 26th during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we need your help to keep this going.
Organizer of 9th Annual Sickle Cell Walk for Awareness
The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating vulnerable populations and to encourage testing for the presence of this painful and life-threatening, but treatable disease.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100,000 Americans — and millions worldwide. SCD is often identified with the African Americans, but it also frequents people of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Mediterranean descent. According to the CDC, approximately 1% of children with SDC will die within the first 3 years of life — often from stroke and without warning. Some two million Americans are carriers of the sickle cell gene.