Poster Child 2017-2018

Poster Child 2017-2018


Kendryln Pitts

Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Poster Child 2017-2018



Congratulations Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. 2017-2019 Poster Child Miss. Kendryln Pitts!

Kendryln began her SCFG Poster Child tenure when she was officially introduced to Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.  Patients, friends, and supporters at the Foundation’s 4th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Sickle Cell Awareness on Saturday, September 16, 2017. She will represent the Foundation at various events, programs, and activities across Georgia.

Kendrlyn Pitts is 10 years old. She is the daughter of Kenton Pitts II and Gabrielle McCoy. Kendrlyn resides in Riverdale, Georgia. Her favorite subjects are English, Reading and Social Studies. Some of her hobbies include drawing and doing crafts. Kendrlyn hopes to one day be an architect. 





June 15th: Click Here to hear recording

Camp New Hope, the first and only Sickle Cell Camp in Georgia. We had an opportunity to interview the Camp Counselors and the SCFG staff provided a history of Camp New Hope.


May 25th: Click Here to hear recording

Interview with NaTasha Cook, Prentice Griggs, and Ashley Catchings. We had an opportunity to learn what being a Community Health Worker entails for the sickle cell community.


April 20th: Click Here to hear recording

Dr. Milford Green, Jackie George and Beverly Sinclair, discuss transfusions and how it affects people living with sickle cell.


March 30th: Click Here to hear recording

Jackie George, and Beverly Sinclair , Certified Hemoglobinopathy Counselors share their knowledge with the sickle cell community. They both possess over 30 years with the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.





We are live every 3rd Thursday of the month, stay tuned for the schedule…

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Did you catch our current Foundation Poster Child’s Mom,  Dr. Tandua Washington on WSB-TV Family to Family speaking on the wonderful things our Foundation is doing, i.e.: our upcoming Road Race?




Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. is proud to offer assistance to those eligible to receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or (foodstamps). Additional social services are also available. Georgia residents are welcome to visit our office and apply for the following services:


  • Food Stamps

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  • Medicaid

  • Child Care

  • PeachCare for Kids®

  • WIC

  • Energy Assistance

  • Food Assistance

  • Child Support Services

  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

  • Aging Services

  • Community Services Block Grant Funds, or

  • Housing Assistance


Click HERE to learn more about SNAP.



Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.
The McGhee/King Building
2391 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311-3291

Volunteers Needed

Voluteer for Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia

Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. couldn’t do without you!  If you would like to volunteer to help us break the sickle cycle we would love for you to join us.

As a non-profit organization we rely heavily on volunteers.  Volunteers are engaged in a variety of tasks including clerical, special events, participating at health fairs, speaking before community groups, repairs, yard work, painting, and much more!

Every effort is made to match volunteers with areas of interest,  skill sets, and availability.  All volunteers undergo orientation and general training with the Volunteer Manager.

Volunteer hours are flexible between Monday – Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and occasional Saturdays,  for special events.  If you have some time to give, consider volunteering with the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia.

Volunteers are required to complete an applicationAll Volunteers  must sign a Confidentiality agreement and sign-in and out daily. 

If you have any questions, please  contact Tami Edwards at (404) 755-1641 ext. 232

Our volunteers are appreciated and recognized by the Foundation  in a variety of ways.

Volunteer today!


Health Fair Request Form

DSC_3982The Foundation hosts community education seminars, joins in health fairs, and conducts testing in interested school systems throughout the State of Georgia about Sickle Cell Disease and other abnormal hemoglobins.

The Foundation participates with an exhibit booth or, when feasible, by bringing the Mobile Health Unit.  Consent cards are required for testing.  Minors must provide parental consent cards, available on the website (below).

The Foundation is particularly busy during September, which is Sickle Cell Awareness Month.  Most educational programs are free, however testing and laboratory services as well as some specialty classes designed for healthcare professionals — (with or without continuing education credits), may require a registration  fee.

Additionally, Foundation staff participates in health fairs and conferences  at the request of community organizations, nonprofits, fraternities and sororities, churches, and  businesses in Georgia. Education, screening and other activities may be available to your group.   Due to the  rising costs of medical supplies, transportation costs, and laboratory services, the Foundation cannot offer free testing.    The Foundation  accepts medical insurance and donations.  Groups must meet Minimum participation numbers to conduct screenings at health fairs.

  • To request participation at your next health fair, complete and submit the Health Fair Request form click here.

Your request will be reviewed and an email notification will be generated.  Confirmations are typically honored, however attendance is not guaranteed.  Please allow 4 to 6 weeks notice to schedule Health Fair participation requests.  Send questions to


Georgia House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

marijuana plantMore Georgians with chronic illnesses would be able to treat their symptoms with medical marijuana under legislation that cleared the state House of Representatives Monday.

A bill that passed 152-8 and now moves to the Senate, would expand the list of diseases that qualify for treatment with cannabis oil from eight to 14. The additional illnesses on the list would include autism spectrum disorder, AIDS, a skin disease known as epidermolysis bullosa, peripheral neuropathy, Tourette’s syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The measure would represent the next step toward fully legalizing medical marijuana after lawmakers passed a bill last year protecting Georgians from prosecution for possession of cannabis oil if they been authorized by a physician to receive the drug and have signed up with the state for the program.

But the version of the bill that made it to the House floor stopped short of the bill introduced by Rep. Allen Peake last month. The original bill would have permitted the growth, processing and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia.

Peake, R-Macon, said he was disappointed the legislation was watered down by the House Judiciary Committee (Non-civil). But he said the issue won’t go away as long as Georgia patients need access to cannabis oil without having to go out of state to get the drug.

“At some point, we need to fix this problem,” Peake told his House colleagues before the vote. “Hurting Georgians deserve that from us.”

The bill passed the House early on Crossover Day, the deadline for legislation to clear at least one legislative chamber.


Dave Williams covers Government


Praise 102.5 & Sickle Cell

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KD Bowes on Praise 102.5 March 1, 2016 broadcasting LIVE our 

37th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk & East Point Health Fest

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Skate Party

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On December 18th, 2015 we hosted our 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater skate party at the Cascade Skating Rink in Atlanta, GA. We had a blast!

Thanks to each of you that participated in helping make our 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party a success.

We look forward to an even bigger event this year.  Stay tuned for the new date and location for 2106.


First National Sickle Cell Patient Powered Registry “Get Connected”

Taking Charge of Your Health with the First National Sickle Cell Patient Powered Registry: “Get Connected”


Get Connected Logo“Get Connected” is a Patient Powered Registry designed to create a way for individuals with sickle cell and sickle cell trait to receive information about current advocacy initiatives, treatment, therapies, and research studies.

“Get Connected” collects and stores basic demographic information and allows registered persons with sickle cell to keep their medical history secured and up-to-date in one electronic location. It provides a continuous stream of newsletters, community forms, and other information about sickle cell. A national patient registry where everyone can actively stay up-to-date on the sickle cell community and maintain their medical histories will allow the sickle cell community to become stronger and more unified in efforts to build better health care solutions across the country. Input from registered people with sickle cell will help to identify critical needs and form a voice to support vital research; and lead to the development of much needed care improvement guidelines.

Aggregate level (no names or other identifying information) data from entries made by individual with sickle cell will provide insights on the number people currently are living with sickle cell disease in the United States. This critical information can then be used to request substantial funding support for research and treatment – bringing us another step closer to finding a cure.

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH AND REGISTER TODAY, Click Here. All information is stored on a secure database and all identifiable health information entered into the registry is protected as required by the terms of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA). No personal health information will be shared with anyone without your permission.

For more information about our Community Health Workers Click Here:

Asabi Jeter, Metropolitan Atlanta             404-680-8312;