We’re on the move to fight sickle cell disease, one of the cruelest, most unforgiving illnesses of our time. One in every thirteen African-American children are born with sickle cell disease (SCD). In 2013 a National Institutes of Health study looked at mortality rates among 16,000 individuals affected by sickle cell disease between 1979 and 2005. Investigators found that the average life expectancy was 42 years for women and 38 years for men.
Your sponsorship of the National Sickle Cell Walk with the Stars helps bring awareness and funding to our efforts to find a universal cure for SCD and to enhance the quality of and lengthen the life of people living with this disease. Annually, advocates of all ages, races, and backgrounds unite to bring national awareness to sickle cell disease. As a sponsor, you will garner local and national exposure throughout the entire campaign. Lend your voice and financial support to the effort to defeat sickle cell disease and improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients.
Please contact Sonia Perkins, Director of Development and Special Initiatives for more information: SPerkins@sicklecelldisease.org