The Sickle Cell  Awareness Program

Special to The Truth

A Sickel Cell Awareness Zoom Collaboration Program was held on Sept 29 at 7:00  with special guest presenters LaShardae Scott , MSW, CHW, CHES, Sickle Cell Project Director for Region III and Dr.Crawford Shrunk, entitled “Sickle Cell Awareness- Because It Matters, Sickle Cell Does Not Discriminate and Has No Boundaries”.

“Shine the Light on Sickle Cell:”  The Sickle Cell warriors were Chelsea Parker, MSW, and Clifton R. Kirkman and Annie Ross- Womack – executive director of Oscha.

This virtual event was free and open to the public with question and answer segment and a panel discussion.

The members of this collaboration would like you to know that there are many health issues that the community faces and Sickle Cell is a major health problem.

September is Sickle Cell awareness month and what better way can we take time out to be with each of you and share health issues around sickle cell.  Our collaborating club members are wearing maroon or red in honor of Sickle Cell month.

These organizations have collaborated for you to help you find ways to bring awareness on Sickle Cell, in hopes that you can also, learn about the health issues that anyone with sickle cell face and give you direction on where to get help, questions you should ask, signs, how to deal with sickle cell and so much more.  During this time of Covid-19, we hope that this Zoom presentation can help bring awareness to you and reach out and touch the hearts of each one of you so you can understand what someone else is going through each day living with the decease.  Please think about which person you may be.

  • I am living with Sickle Cell
  • I Care for Someone with Sickle Cell
  • I have the Sickle Cell Trait
  • I am a sickle Cell Advocate, warrior/ other

The members of our collaboration team all share a common need, and that is to help others and to be of service to our communities.   We consist of women from many Toledo Area organizations who work hard each day to bring awareness to our community, and the world in which we live.

This was a joint collaboration with NANBPWC, Inc- Toledo Club and Maumee Bay Club, Top Ladies of Distinction-Toledo Chapter, The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Inc.-Beta Gamma Chapter, YWCA of NW Ohio, Pathways for Success Leadership Academy and the Ohio Assocation of Beauticians, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Xi Zeta Toledo, Ohio Chapter.