Giving to the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario
Raising awareness about Sickle Cell Disease and supporting those living with it
The Vision: The Sickle Cell Awareness Group's vision is to optimize the lives of individuals and families living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). They are on a mission to educate the general public about sickle cell disease (SCD) and sickle cell trait (SCT) and To provide support for patients and families with SCD. Learn More
Our Goal is to play our part in helping and supporting individuals in our global community living with this disease.
The Need: It is estimated that each year over 300 000 babies with severe forms of these diseases are born worldwide, the majority in low and middle income countries. Approximately 5% of the world's population are healthy carriers of a gene for sickle-cell disease or thalassaemia." -WHO on Sickel Cell disease.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects 100,000 individuals in the United States and many more world-wide. A major cause of morbidity and mortality in these individuals is acute chest syndrome (ACS) which includes chest pain, cough, fever, hypoxia (low oxygen level) and lung infiltrates.
The Impact: We have raised $300 to donate to the Sickel Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO). With this donation we were able to support a family with sickle cell disease to purchase an electronic device during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has ensured that they are not isolated thereby improving their psycho-social health and wellbeing.