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Sharon B. Lewis, BS, MPHHA
Event: 44th Annual SDCAA Convention
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
Event: 2016 East Alabama Walk & Ride 4 Sickle Cell
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Walk Chairman: Johnny L. Harris
Honorary EAL Walk Chairman: Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President of Talladega College
Location: Walk starts and ends at Historic Talladega College
Ride component starts at Kingston Baptist Church in Alpine, AL and ends at Talladega College
(Stay tuned for more details).
WALK - $25.00 - Adults age 18 and up; age 17 and under and college students $15.00
RIDE 4 SICKLE CELL - (Stay tuned for more details).
For further information call: 205-780-2355 or 800-735-0405