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2nd Annual James Faucett Sickle Cell Awareness 5k

Come join us as we run/walk for a good cause we support Sickle Cell Anemia Outreach and Awareness.

Bring the family...Bring the kids

Cost: $20 before 9/11/13 ...... $25 after

Register: https://www.signup2raceusa.com/race_info.aspx?race_id=351

* If you register to attend, forward your receipt/confirmation, let us know what shirt size you wear to receive a Delawareblack.com T-Shirt

 

About Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is a disease affecting many African-Americans. It causes problems with the red blood cells. Normal red blood cells are round and smooth and move through blood vessels easily. Sickle cells are C-shaped and become hard and sticky. They can get stuck in small blood vessels, blocking blood flow. This can cause pain and organ damage. Sickle cells die quickly, but your body cannot make new red blood cells to replace them fast enough. This leads to anemia. People who have sickle cell anemia need constant treatment to prevent severe pain and serious health problems.

Each year, about 1 in 500 African-Americans is born with sickle cell disease, which runs in families. This means that the gene that causes sickle cell anemia is passed down from parents to children. People who have sickle cell disease got the sickle cell gene from both parents. People who have only one sickle cell gene are said to have the sickle cell "trait." They do not have the disease, but they can pass the gene to their children. About 1 in 12 African-Americans has the sickle cell trait.

 

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  • Chonnie

    Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow morning and will not be able to attend. Have a fantastic walk for Sickle Cell Delawareblack!

    September 13, 2013

  • Karron

    Looking forward to it! Where do I get the shirt?

    September 9, 2013

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