SCDAA- MI 2020 Sickle Cell Matters Virtual Walk

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2020 Sickle Cell Matters Virtual Walk

NOTE: There is no longer a registration option for the Walk because it's virtual. Please scroll to the top of the page and choose JOIN (to join or create a team) or DONATE (to donate to a specific team or General Donations) in lieu of registering. We hope you'll support the cause with a minimum contribution of $20 if you can.

Our 2020 Sickle Cell Matters Virtual Walk raises consciousness around the most common genetic disorder in the U.S. But this year it'll happen from wherever you are. From Sept. 14 -19, you can walk on your own or pick whatever form of movement you prefer.

Then, join us on Facebook Saturday, Sept. 19th for online ceremonies and celebrations starting at 10 a.m. followed by our "group" virtual walk and protest for sickle cell lives. More than just an awareness event, we join efforts to raise funds, promote the need for additional research, and combat medical inequities often faced by sickle cell patients.

To support the 2020 Walk, you can choose to donate, join a team, or start your own team. Highlights:

**Everyone who donates, joins or creates a team, signs up as a fundraiser, or registers for the event  will receive a pedometer for their participation.

**Everyone who signs up as a fundraiser or creates a team by 9/5 will also be entered into a giveaway for a $100 gift card.

**Prizes will be awarded to the top two fundraising teams

**This year, we're recognizing the best T-Shirt or poster for the event, focusing on #SickleCellLivesMatter. 

**Salute to Legacy Warriors (honoring all warriors over 40, sign up required)

TO JOIN OR DONATE, RETURN TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND CLICK THE BUTTON OF YOUR CHOICE.

For more information, visit www.scdaami.org/2020walk or email info@scdaami.org.

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When
Saturday September 19th
10:00 a.m.
Where
Michigan, USA
Michigan, USA

Story

Funds raised through the 2020 Sickle Cell Matters Virtual Walk help provide educational and career resources to students and adults, ensure quality counseling services for navigating life with this chronic condition, offer a bridge to primary and specialty care for underserved individuals, support low-income clients in need of emergency financial assistance to meet basic needs, and more.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disorder in the U.S. Its effects can be devastating with complications including severe pain, anemia, infection and stroke. It is particularly common among those whose ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa, Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere, Saudi Arabia, India and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece and Italy. Every child born in the U.S. is tested for SCD at birth.

· Approximately 3 million people in the U.S. and 200 million worldwide are carriers of the sickle cell trait. Many are unaware of their trait status

· Over 100,000 Americans are currently living with sickle cell and its effects impact the entire family.

· 1800-2000 infants are born with SCD each year in the U.S.

· There are nearly 3,000 people living with SCD in Michigan; approximately 1,600 of those individuals live in metro Detroit.



Posted by SICKLE CELL DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MICHIGAN CHAPTER INC


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