2018 Southeastern Sickle Cell Conference

2018 Southeastern Sickle Cell Conference

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EARNS You A Chance To Win 1 of 2 FLAT SCREEN T.V.’s & Other Prizes
For more information, please call Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia at 
(404) 755 – 1641.

GA License Plate



We are excited to announce the pre-launch of a new GA Sickle Cell License Plate.   To move this project forward, the Foundation must demonstrate that sufficient numbers of vehicle owners will purchase this license plate once it becomes available.

To support this initiative, please reserve your sickle cell license plate today by completing the short form below. The minimum cost is estimated at $25/tag and per annual renewal.   This is a great opportunity to advocate for sickle cell and blood donations.  We hope that you will commit today.

Please share this information with all of your Georgia friends, family, and co-workers.  Our goal is to pre-register 1000 license plates in the next few days.





39th Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk


The Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk is a RRCA-certified State Championship race — a major attraction for runners! The race is foremost a charitable event, with proceeds supporting the nonprofit mission and programs of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. SCFG serves people affected by sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait — both are genetic blood disorders.

Participants will run the challenging 7k (4.3 miles) course or walk the comfortable 4k (2.5 miles) course down Main Street and through East Point‘s diverse communities. While in town, everyone will get a glimpse of the downtown growth, convenient transit, neighborhood charm, hospitality, and robust businesses like yours, which the City of East Point offers.  The 7k run is chip timed, the course is certified, and it’s a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. We race sun or rain.

Everyone wins at the Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk!  Race and walk winners are presented customized, category awards and all participants earn a coveted race t-shirt. Sponsors receive an opportunity to showcase their products and services at one of the oldest and most family-friendly “cause” events in the East Point, South Fulton, and Metro Atlanta areas.

If you are Corporate or Civic organization and you have any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ayanna Rutherford at arutherford@sicklecellga.org, or call 404-755-1641. 

Any questions regarding registration, please call CW Wilson (Race Director) at 404-755-1641 or email cwilson@sicklecellga.org.


Click Here To Register On-line

Click Here To Become A Sponsor


Southeastern Symposium

March 3, 2018



344 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310


Details will be available soon!



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…

Share your feedback or ask a question, and we will respond within 24 hours.


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 bsinclair@sicklecellga.org.


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