“Souls for Sickle Cell” raise seed funds to establish Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.(SCFG) Funds were matched by then-Governor Jimmy Carter.
SCFG was founded by Dr. Delutha King, Jr. and the late Dr. Nelson McGhee, Jr.
SCFG hired their first employee.
SCFG, joined the National Sickle Cell Disease Association (Renamed the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.)
Sponsored the first Sickle Cell Camp for children.
Received our first grant from the National Institute of Health.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron donates the first Sickle Cell Mobile Unit.
SCFG Board names D. Jean Brannan as first Executive Director.
Partnered with the South Fulton Running Partners, Inc. for the 1st annual Sickle Cell Road Race/ Walk at Welcome All Park.
Federal government passes the Newborn Screening Law for all states.
SCFG entered the world of digital computers.
SCFG became a United Way agency and received its first grant.
Purchased the building at 2391 Benjamin E. Mays Drive, Atlanta, GA.
Became a charter partner with Camp Twin Lakes; one of seven.
SCFG Co-founder Dr. Nelson McGhee Jr. passes.
SCFG Deed-Burning ceremony.
H.B. 184, by Rep. Gloria Frazier, passes Georgia General Assembly. Urges marriage license applicants to be tested for sickle cell and requires sickle cell information be available at all Georgia Magistrate Courts.
President/COO D. Jean Brannan retires after 40 years of service.
Board of Directors elects Debra McGhee-McCrary as Chief Executive Officer.
SCFG’S 50th Anniversary.