Welcome to the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario
Established in 1981, the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario continues to be the leading voice in Ontario for community-based awareness, education and support for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease.
Remembering Dr. Robert "Bob" Frankford
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Robert “Bob” Frankford on August 1, 2015. Dr. Bob, a retired physician, former Member of Provincial Parliament, and Sickle Cell Association of Ontario board member, died on his 76th birthday in Toronto. We remember Dr. Bob for his long commitment and tremendous contribution to the Sickle Cell Community in Ontario.
Dr. Bob dedicated many years to the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario and fought for the best care for sickle cell patients and their families. As our Public Policy Committee Chair, he worked hard to make our issues known to policy makers and made regular contact with the news media. In his most unassuming manner and soft spoken voice, he championed family physicians to take an increased interest in treating sickle cell patients. In addition to being a stalwart supporter for our association, Dr. Bob worked steadfastly to address numerous social justice issues in the community at large.
We thank Dr. Bob for all of the wonderful things he has done for our association and we offer our condolences to his family in their time of bereavement. We all miss our colleague and dear friend Dr. Bob.
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