COLUMBUS, Ga. – It is estimated that sickle cell disease occurs among about 1 out of every 500 black or African-American births. But how many in our area is not yet known.
The Association of Sickle Cell Lower Chattahoochee Region wants to know. The agency offers a wide range of services for patients with sickle cell. But the President and CEO says there are a lot more patients out there who aren’t taking advantage of the services they’re going to need.
“To promote a better quality of life for Sickle cell patients and give them any kind of assistance they may need because it’s a life changing condition,” said Williams.
The annual Sickle Cell Heritage Breakfast is Saturday, February 27 at 9.a.m. at the Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center. It’s free for Sickle cell patients but you must call 706-566-6329. You can also reserve your breakfast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is given entirely for raising funds to help the individual sickle cell patients in this community. That money does not leave our community,” said Williams.