Date(s) – 09/21/2013
10:00 am-3:00 pm
More than 100,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia. Every year 20,000 people die from sickle cell disease. In fact many people are carriers of the sickle cell trait and don’t know it. This year the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network’s (SCTPN) 15th Annual Walk-For Education and Awareness will kick off on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Central Park, NYC. Our goal is to bring attention to the needs of families with this debilitating disease and ultimately decrease future morbidity and mortality. In honor of Sickle Cell Awareness month, we ask that you partner with us to champion our efforts to help save lives and reach our fundraising goal of $200,000.
In 2009 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared sickle cell disease a public health problem and at times the world’s most lethal genetic disease. New York State has the highest rate of newborns with sickle cell disease. In fact, sickle cell is one of the most common hereditary diseases in the United States. Despite this, funding for Sickle Cell Disease programs have declined drastically in New York and throughout the country.
The Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network (SCTPN) is one of the few organizations in the country solely dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support to help reduce the risk of losing human life to a treatable disease. Our programs and services include public outreach and education, referral services, mentorship programs, and emergency financial support.
Your support will help us continue to educate, empower, advocate and financially support the individuals living with the disease, the families who support these individuals, and the communities who support the families.
The amount a sponsor may contribute is flexible. However, you may assist us through one of the options listed below.
Bookings are closed for this event.