June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day by Jill Andrew
World Sickle Cell Day, June 19, was established by the  United Nations in 2008 and was first officially recognized in 2009.  People with sickle cell  disease (SCD), also referred to as sickle cell anemia, have to navigate their lives through unimaginable physical and mental anguish. [...]
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Sickle Cell Association of Ontario founder ‘very happy’ with achievements on 97th birthday
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario — the organization founded by Lillie Johnson 37 years ago — paid tribute to her on Saturday as she celebrated her 97th birthday. "As I look around me now, it seems as if I have done a special thing for so many [...]
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Sickle Cell Association raises funds while having fun at the JCA Walk Good Walk-a-ton
On Sunday, May 6th, the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario's team of fundraisers joined a group of other charities to raise funds for their respective organizations and funds for scholarships administered by the Jamaican Canadian Association.
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Alberta woman 1st adult in Canada to be ‘cured’ of sickle cell anemia through stem…
An Alberta woman is the first adult in Canada to be cured of sickle cell anemia with the help of a sister's love — and a stem cell transplant. Revée Agyepong, 26, of Edmonton was diagnosed with the disease as a toddler and has never known life without [...]
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George Brown Community Worker Students Spread Sickle Cell Awareness
On April 2, 2018, the 1st Year Community Worker students at George Brown's St. James Campus spreading awareness about Sickle Cell Disease.   The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario's Team Member, Serena Thompson was on hand to assist them in answering questions and providing information to [...]
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SCAO Raises Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease at 1st Friday
On January 5, 2018, the Sickle Cell Association of  Ontario was pleased to join a number of other organizations from the health and fitness community to bring awareness to Sickle Cell Disease, mental health, fitness and other health related issues within the black community at [...]
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