Dreamsickle Kids Foundation hosts 3rd annual Sickle Cell Walk

Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 17:50:08-04

Dreamsickle Kids Foundation, Inc., the first Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) organization in Nevada, will be hosting their 3rd Annual charity walk, virtually and in-person (with limited attendance due to COVID-19), to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and fundraise to provide support for individuals impacted by this rare disease.

Sickle cell disease is a red blood cell disorder that affects approximately 70,000 to 100,000 Americans.

This year’s walk will be unique because it will be held at the new comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic in Las Vegas, the Sickle Cell Center of Nevada (SCCNV). The clinic is an extension of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center of Nevada (HTCNV), the only federally designated hemophilia treatment center in the state.

As the first clinic capable of treating children and adults with SCD in Nevada, SCCNV is the only federal grantee for the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program and will be led by renowned hematologist and oncologist, Dr. Nik Abdul-Rashid, who has been treating and advocating for people with SCD since 2005.

The celebration of the new clinic has made history for SCD awareness across America and particularly in Nevada, where just two years ago, there was little conversation about this rare disease that primarily affects African Americans in the state.

The event will take place online and in-person on Sept. 27 at the HTCNV/SCCNV clinic located at 8352 W. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113.

To register for this event, click here.

You can also donate by texting “DREAMSICKLE” to 44-321.