Updated: Oct 20, 2022
The Sickle Cell Association of Kentucky has been at the forefront of every significant advancement in Sickle Cell treatment and awareness in Kentucky. According the The Mayo Clinic,
Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of inherited disorders known as sickle cell disease. It affects the shape of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of the body.
Red blood cells are usually round and flexible, so they move easily through blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, some red blood cells are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These sickle cells also become rigid and sticky, which can slow or block blood flow.
There's no cure for most people with sickle cell anemia. Treatments can relieve pain and help prevent complications associated with the disease.
Unfortunately, African Americans are disproportionately impacted by SCA. To continue their advocacy and work to end Sickle Cell Anemia The Association is hosting two events.
The Seventh (7th) Annual Sickle Cell Family Friendly Walk/Run in Louisville, Ky at Petersburg Park on Saturday September 10, 2022. See details below: