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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 404-755-1641.
Any questions regarding registration, please call CW Wilson (Race Director) at 404-755-1641 or email email@example.com.
March 3, 2018
SYMPOSIUM 2018, MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PRIMARY CARE
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.
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