Sickle Cell-ebration of Hope
Our 2nd annual fundraising gala is in the books and it was an ultra-exciting night to remember! With over 200 attendees, supporters, and sponsors we celebrated our Sickle Cell Community, SCFMN's work, and most importantly, LIFE, LOVE, and LAUGHTER!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, attended and volunteered to make this event a success!
Hometown talent and American Idol Season 5 finalist Paris Bennett inspired us not only with her beautiful voice but with testimony of her own Sickle Cell journey. Thank you Paris!
Larry Silber was presented with the Sickle Cell Community Engagement Champion Award for his outstanding commitment to advancing sickle cell disease education and awareness through community partnerships social media, and creative approaches that support the efforts and mission of Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota and serves to benefit the community at large.
James C. Burroughs II was presented with the 2019 Sickle Cell Health Equity Champion Award for his tireless commitment to promoting and advancing issues pertaining to sickle cell disease (and other health disparities) through direct and indirect advocacy to promote health equity and address social justice issues that support the efforts and mission of Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota and serves to create improved outcomes in the community at large.
Fallen Warrior Enjoilee Bellfiled (1/21/92 - 5/31/19) was honored with moving testimony by her family. She will be remembered
as someone who lived her life to the fullest and never let Sickle Cell stop her from doing anything. Enjoilee was the type of person that made you smile and laugh even when you were having a bad day, made you be the bigger person when you didn’t want to and loved you even when you felt you couldn’t love yourself. Always in our hearts...