HIGHLIGHTS & THANK YOU's
Our 2nd Annual Walk4SickleCell is in the books and it was a HUGE success! With the help of 9 fabulous fundraising teams, over 200 registered participants, and 14 wonderful volunteers, we raised over $4200!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, turned out to walk and/or participated as a financial partner for this awesome day promoting wellness, building community and raising awareness about sickle cell disease!
A special SHOUT OUT to our fundraising teams (in order of money raised)!
1. Team Teresa
2. Team Broadway Family Medicine and North Memorial (3NW)
3. Team Children's MN
4. Team Trey
5. Team Journey with U
6. Team Noah
7. Dr. Hannah's Team
8. Team Alvin D.
9. Team Tyrus
Why We Walk
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is not just about pain. It is also about strength. With the support of our community, people living with sickle cell (we call them sickle cell warriors) are living well with Sickle Cell.
SCD is known for causing episodes of severe pain requiring medical treatment and often hospitalization. However, warriors are not defined by the complications of this disease but by their strength and resiliency.
The purpose of our annual walk is to:
Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day (June 19th)
Support the mission and work of Sickle Cell Foundation of MN
Celebrate the amazing warriors in our community who work hard to live well with Sickle Cell!