Sickle Cell-ebration of Hope:
Celebrating Sickle Cell Champions in Healthcare
We may have missed this spectacular event last year, but now our annual cell-ebration of Hope is back and it's going to be a blast!
Sickle Cell-ebration of Hope is our annual signature gala event. This year we will host a private event for healthcare providers and their families as we extend a huge thank you for their dedication to the health and wellness of individuals with sickle cell disease. This event typically hosts over 200 attendees, supporters, and sponsors but will be smaller as we focus on providing a safe space for vulnerable healthcare workers and their family members as we celebrate our Sickle Cell Community and SCFMN's work and extend our gratitude to the many sickle cell champions all across healthcare spaces.
Liz McDonough will be presented with the 2021 Sickle Cell Champion Award.
After retiring from a 30+ year career as a Registered Nurse at Children's MN, we celebrate the Liz and her ability to inspire both the medical community and families alike as they learned how to live with and manage sickle cell disease. Liz continues to work to bring equity, justice and laughter to the sickle cell community. Thank you, Liz, for all that you gave and continue to give!
Taj Mustapha will be presented with the 2021 Sickle Cell Health Equity Champion Award for her outstanding commitment to advancing creative approaches to health equity education and community-centered experiences for the next generation of MedPed Providers at the University of MN Medical Program
Nadine Haddad will be presented with the 2021 Sickle Cell Champion Award for her tireless commitment to advancing improvements in healthcare deivery through direct and indirect advocacy that supports the efforts and mission of Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota and serves to create improved outcomes in the community at large.
Fallen Warrior Kamela Hamilton (?/?/?? - 8/12/20) will be honored with Warrior Wings recognition. Kamela is remembered as someone who lived her life to the fullest and never let Sickle Cell stop her from doing anything. Kamela leaves behind 4 children, 3 of whom also have sickle cell disease. Kamela, you're always in our hearts...