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In 2008 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution that determined Sickle Cell Disease a public health problem and one of the world’s foremost genetic disease. The result was that June 19th was declared as World Sickle Cell Day to heightened awareness, activism, diagnosis and management of SCD around the world.

The Heart of Gold Foundation Inc. of Northern Virginia invites you to join our first 2013 World Sickle Cell Day balloon release ceremony in honor of those who have lost their lives to SCD and to raise awareness that SCD is a global health problem!

WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd

TIME:  10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Fort Ward Park, Area 1

4301 West Braddock Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

THEME:  Speak Up

Speak Out

Speak, About Sickle Cell

The ignorance of Sickle Cell has led to the ignoring of Sickle Cell


Editorial – Doctor Care: My Rights Were Wronged!

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I thought I had dealt with everything that one person had to go through, until the day I made the decision to express my concerns about my doctor care. Continue reading


World Sickle Cell Day: Awaken Understanding

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Sickle Cell Disease is a serious condition that affects people around the world. The severity of health complications associated with it demands a need for increased knowledge and awareness. World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is June 19. This annual event … Continue reading