Sickle Cell Disease Association of America will hold the eighth annual Walk with the Stars fundraiser, where participating teams and individuals can track their walk, run, dance or movement steps while raising funds to support the association in preventing the complications of sickle cell disease through awareness, education, advocacy and research.

Walk with the Stars will kick off May 22 at 10 a.m. with a Facebook Live event and culminate in a virtual Walk with the Stars celebration July 10 from 9 to 11 a.m., recognizing participants’ steps and success.

“Join family members, loved ones, friends and co-workers for Walk with the Stars to help support a universal cure for sickle cell disease,” said Beverley Francis-Gibson, president and CEO of Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. “Walking, running and moving for Walk with the Stars not only benefit participants but will change the lives of those affected by sickle cell disease. Together we can break the sickle cycle.”

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America has raised a total of over $500,000 through Walk with the Stars to support better treatments and improvements in the quality of health for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease.

To learn more and register for Walk with the Stars, visit bit.ly/SCDAAwalk2021. Sponsorships are available by emailing bfrancis-gibson@sicklecelldisease.org.