By Sean Marshall
Not much new sickle cell news this week but a small yet interesting story did emerge. The good news this week, according to TheTandD.com more than 130 individuals turned out for a three mile awareness walk for sickle cell anemia. The event was held by the Orangburg Area Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and was called Taking a step Towards Breaking the Sickle Cell Silence.
It was mentioned in the article that “the family of the late Francenia Williams of Orangeburg was honored during the ceremony. The retired teacher had worked with the foundation for more than 30 years.”
During the ceremony, the foundation received $5,000 in donations from both inside and outside the community. The article also explained that four individuals and the local Shriners of Islam Temple No. 3 donated a total of $2,000 while Grand Potentate David Wright from Islam Temple No. 4 of Aiken donated $2,500 and lastly Potentate John Bodrick of Koran Temple No. 88 donated $500.
despite being a relatively small article it shows that people still care about sickle cell disease and are willing to put both their money and time into finding a cure.
If you would like to see the article go to the link here: http://thetandd.com/lifestyles/raising-awareness-for-sickle-cell/article_d1834470-5899-11e4-8353-fb855a53f341.html
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