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.
The McGhee/King Building
2391 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311-3291
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
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 application. All 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.
The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
KD Bowes on Praise 102.5 March 1, 2016 broadcasting LIVE our
37th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk & East Point Health Fest