Local event to help raise awareness of sickle cell disease

Published On: Feb 26 2013 03:51:06 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 26 2013 06:30:22 PM EST

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and Fulfill the Cell Foundation will team up to help raise funds to create a traveling exhibit about sickle cell disease. 

DETROIT -

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and Fulfill the Cell Foundation are teaming up to help raise funds to create a traveling exhibit about sickle cell disease.  The exhibit would travel to African American museums across the country.

The "Sickle Cell Disease Gala" will be held Friday, March 1 at 6:00pm at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.

The event will feature the premiere of the documentary "Sickle Cell Anemia: Forgotten, But Not Gone" by Kelly Littlejohn.  Littlejohn's son 11-year-old Allen suffers from sickle cell disease and has endured countless hospital stays, blood transfusions, bouts with pneumonia and surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Tickets are available at SCDAA Michigan-Detroit, 18516 James Couzens in Detroit or by clicking here.

To learn more about sickle cell disease, click here.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus