POSTER CHILD 2015-2017

POSTER CHILD 2015-2017

CONGRATULATIONS!

Eliezer Washington

Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Poster Child 2015-2017

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The Sickle Cell Poster Child for 2015-2017 is 10-year old Eliezer Washington. He hails from Suwanee, Georgia and is a fifth grader at Walnut Grove Elementary School.

Eliezer is the youngest son of Tandua and Gershom Washington Sr. and has one sibling, Gershom Washington Jr.

 

Basketball ATL Hawks vs. LA Clippers

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Don’t Forget Your Special ACCESS CODE: SICKLECELL

First Adult To Be Cured of Sickle Cell Disease

“Ieshea Thomas, a Chicago woman, is the first adult to be cured of sickle cell disease with a chemotherapy-free procedure at UI Hospital.” Click HERE to read the entire article….

Certificate of Appreciation

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Stop The Pain Sickle Cell

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Stop The PainAs is the reality for many children with Sickle Cell Disease, extended hospitalizations are far too common. Recently while hospitalized, 11-year old Tian discovered that toys and games for the hospitalized children had been stolen. Tain decided to launch a campaign to raise money to replace the games and toys by selling t-shirts. His campaign is designed to not only generate funds but to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. His goal is to sell 50 shirts for “Raising Funds to Donate Toys to Children with Sickle Cell who have Extended Stay at the Children’s Hospital”.

You can help Tain reach is goal. Follow this link www.booster.com/stopthepainsicklecell and donate or purchase a t-shirt. You can also help him by sending the link to your family and friends and posting on Facebook.

Support the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. through the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

 

SUPPORT THE SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA, INC.

THROUGH THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Have you considered supporting the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, inc.

(SCFG) but found yourself saying, “I would if I just had the money!”

Kroger can make it possible for you to generate revenue for SCFG without taking money out of your household budget and on top of that — save you money:

 

  • Save up to $1 per gallon for Fuel Purchases

  • Obtain discounts on the purchase of 100’s of products throughout your local Kroger stores

KROGER PLUS CARD

THE KEYS TO SAVING & HELPING ARE JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY!!!

STEP 1: Obtain a Free Kroger Plus Card from any Kroger Store

(If you already have a card, you do not have to obtain another card)

STEP 2: If you have lost your card, call 800-576-4377; Select Option 4 to get your card number and order a new replacement card.

STEP 3: Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com

Look for Red Buttons near the top of the web page and Sign In or Create An Account.

STEP IV: Update your Account Summary

STEP V: Edit Community Rewards

Search for Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia (Organization #96989)

Select Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

STEP VI: Save your Updates

Now supporting the Sickle Cell Foundation is as easy as swiping your Kroger Plus Card!!!

Project Healthy Grandparents

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Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) is a FREE community service research project of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren in parent-absent homes within DeKalb and Fulton Counties.

For more information visit their website at http://phg.snhp.gsu.edu for a more comprehensive overview of the program and the services offered. To download a copy of their brochure, click HERE.

Request for Services – To Download A Copy of Request For Services, Click HERE

 

Sign Up Now for Affordable Health Insurance

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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans now qualify to get coverage that fits their needs and budgets.  Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace at https://www.healthcare.gov/ or call 1-800-318-2596 to get more information.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call 1-855-889-4325. 

 

Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide

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Sickle cell anemia is increasing worldwide, and more than 400,000 babies will be born with the hereditary blood disorder in 2050, according to a new study.

In sickle cell anemia, red blood cells shaped like sickles, or crescent moons, can get stuck in small blood vessels around the body, blocking the flow of blood and oxygen.

The number of newborns with the disease is likely to increase from about 305,800 in 2010 to about 404,200 in 2050, researchers determined, using estimated country rates of sickle cell anemia and information on projected birth rates.

More information please click

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/07/16/sickle-cell-anemia-on-rise-in-newborns-worldwide

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about sickle cell anemia<http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/>.

New Free Publications from the CDC

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 cdc open access

The CDC has recently updated their Sickle Cell Disease National Resource Directory. The directory is a listing of national agencies, specialty care centers, and community-based organizations that provide services and resources for people affected by sickle cell disease (SCD).

The interactive map of the directory is available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/map/map-nationalresourcedirectory.html.    

The directory is available as a PDF version at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/freematerials.html