We’re glad you have come to visit us on our website. Thank you for wanting to learn about the many services, special projects, programs and activities of The Sickle Cell Foundation. If you would like to make a donation in order for us to continue our work, please make your online tax deductible donation via the PayPal link below. Don't forget to register for a Alabama Sickle Cell Motor Vehicle Tag. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twiiter. Thanks so much,
Sharon B. Lewis, BS, MHHA
The Board of Directors and staff of The Sickle Cell Foundation would like to thank our Honorary Walk Chairman, Chief Charles Gordon, Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service for his continued support of our annual Sickle Cell Walk. We also want to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and registrants for supporting and participating in our successful 19th Annual Sickle Cell Walk.
- Sharon B. Lewis
The term sickle cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, in their red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. The most common type is known as sickle-cell anaemia. It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin found in red blood cells. This leads to a rigid, sickle-like shape under certain circumstances. Problems in sickle cell disease typically begin around 5 to 6 months of age. A number of health problems may develop, such as attacks of pain, anemia, bacterial infections, and stroke. Long term pain may develop as people get older. Learn more about sickle cell HERE
#SCDAA, along with its 40 member organizations, launches the “One Community - One Cause,” Campaign. From June 1-December 31, 2017, SCDAA and its chapters will engage a broad audience about SCD by sharing our activities, programs and initiatives, and stories; strengthen our network through our social media platforms; and raise critical funds through a National Mobile Giving Campaign. To help us in our efforts, please text the word BREAK-CAC to 52000 to donate and to join in “breaking the sickle cycle.” You also can contribute here on our website.