Local event to help raise awareness of sickle cell disease

DETROIT - The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and Fulfill the Cell Foundation are teaming up to help raise funds to create a traveling exhibit about sickle cell disease.  The exhibit would travel to African American museums across the country.

The "Sickle Cell Disease Gala" will be held Friday, March 1 at 6:00pm at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.

The event will feature the premiere of the documentary "Sickle Cell Anemia: Forgotten, But Not Gone" by Kelly Littlejohn.  Littlejohn's son 11-year-old Allen suffers from sickle cell disease and has endured countless hospital stays, blood transfusions, bouts with pneumonia and surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Tickets are available at SCDAA Michigan-Detroit, 18516 James Couzens in Detroit or by clicking here.

To learn more about sickle cell disease, click here.

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