The sixth annual Sickle Cell Walk/Run will be organized by the Neuse Pamlico Sound Women’s Coalition, a 501 (c) 3 organization and professional women’s organization. It will take place on March 12, 2022, and will feature both a 5K walk and a virtual race. Virtual participants must submit their timing information by the deadline of March 12. This race benefits Camp New Hope and the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia.
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia
The 41st Annual Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia 5k will take place on June 18 at Lovejoy Regional Park in Atlanta. This race raises money for programs and services for those affected by sickle cell disease and is a great way to support the foundation. It is free to participate, and participants can also choose to register virtually. In addition to the 5k, the foundation offers a Kids Fun Run and Virtual Run.
The event is being organized by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. (SCFG), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes education and awareness of the disease. Participants are encouraged to wear white or blue apparel to show their support. Those who participate will receive a commemorative plaque and finisher’s certificate. The event is open to the public, and registration is now open.
Camp New Hope
For its 50th anniversary, the Camp New Hope for Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia will host a five-mile run/walk and fundraiser. The events benefit the nonprofit organization and Camp New Hope, a summer camp for children living with sickle cell disease. The five-mile run is a certified course, chip-timed and includes sickle cell testing for participants. A sickle cell test is a required part of the registration process.
The event’s founders are working to provide more treatment options and cures for sickle cell disease. The UTHSC Sickle Cell Boot Camp will train nurses and other health care professionals to treat sickle cell disease. The course will be intensive and incorporate simulation to provide specialized care for people living with this disease. The camp is being held in Memphis, Tennessee, as it is the epicenter of the disease. One out of every 365 people of African descent is affected by the disease. The number of people with sickle cell disease worldwide is estimated at 20 million.
Walk with the Stars
The 41st annual Walk with the Stars for Sickle Cell 5k will be the most memorable race yet. The race course winds through the Jake Gaither Neighborhood and is fast enough to set personal records. Volunteers will be abundant at this event, which benefits the Sickle Cell Foundation, which helps people with sickle cell disease. You can sign up for a virtual race as well. The race benefits the Sickle Cell Foundation by raising funds to provide educational programming and emergency financial assistance for those affected by the disease.
In addition to Dallas, Walk with the Stars for Sickle Cell is also held in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. The events are held every June, September, and October. The Walk is a way to raise funds for this disease that affects about 100,000 people worldwide. The disease can cause severe complications, including organ damage, stroke, and pain crisis. If left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening complications.
Cupid Crawl 5K
The Cupid Crawl 5K Walk/Run for Sickle Cell will take place on Saturday, November 16th, at Union Point Park. Afterward, participants can head downtown for the Downtown DARE event, which begins at 10 a.m. and celebrates the lives of those with Sickle Cell Disease and supports those who face the day-to-day challenges associated with SCD.
Ryan’s Run/Walk 5K
Each year, the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation hosts the Ryan’s Run/Walk 5K to raise money and awareness for the organization and its mission. This event benefits the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, whose goal is to cure sickle cell anemia and create a world without this disease. Runners and walkers will have chip timing. Registration for the race is open now through race day, and packages are available.
For the second year, more than 600 people gathered at the Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy & Wellness to walk the course. The goal is to raise $4.6 million to find a cure for sickle cell anemia. The race was co-hosted by WAFB’s Scottie Hunter. WAFB is an organization that raises funds for various nonprofits, and is proud to support this cause.