Sickle Cell is an inherited disease that causes excruciating pain and disability for more than 100,000 people in the United States. About 2 million people have sickle cell trait and may be at risk for having a child with sickle cell.
Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation,Inc. (cscf) will host the Living Well with Sickle Cell Walk on Sunday, June 9th at Kennywood. To register click here or register onsite at Kennywood on June 9th at 8am. For more information or call 412-488-2723 or send an email to WALK@cscfkids.org.
Sickle cell disease is a devastating, genetic disease that affects the red blood cells, causing the cells to change shape. Because of the change, the cells become hard and sticky and block steady blood flow to the tissues. It can be a very painful disease that causes excruciating pain, disability and even death. While there is promising research, there is still no universal cure for SCD.
The Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation provides quality programs to help children with sickle cell disease live healthier lives through their mission to provide educational, social and economic support for the families in order to help them cope with the affects of SCD.
For more information on Sickle Cell Disease, the foundation, or how to donate visit www.cscfkids.org.