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November 2020

Cognitive Challenges in Sickle Cell Disease: Executive Function and Beyond

November 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Cayenne Wellness Center for the first part of this three-part mini-series. Learn about the aspects of neurocognitive sickle cell complications. This free event will be held on Saturday, November 21, from 2-4:30 p.m. E.T. Register here.  

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December 2020

SickleTini Winter Wonderland Happy Hour

December 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Save the date for the SickleTini Winter Wonderland Happy Hour! Check back soon for details!

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January 2021

National Blood Donor Month

January 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Since mid-March, the number of African Americans donating blood with the Red Cross has dropped by more than half due to COVID-19, reducing the availability of blood needed for sickle cell patients. Donate blood this month and help save lives! Learn more.

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February 2021

Black History Month

February 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
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April 2021

Advocacy Day

April 21, 2021

Join Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. for its 2021 Advocacy Day as we advocate for those affected by sickle cell disease (SCD). SAVE the DATE for National Sickle Cell Advocacy Day - April 21, 2021 Details Coming Soon!

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June 2021

World Sickle Cell Day

June 19, 2021

June 19th was officially designated as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. The international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients and their families and caregivers. SiNERGe, in collaboration with Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA), will hold a 24-hour awareness campaign this year, called “Shine the Light on Sickle Cell.” This national awareness effort encourages community-based organizations, individuals, and anyone…

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July 2021

8th Annual Walk with the Stars

July 10, 2021

Save the Date for the 8th annual Walk with the Stars event! This is one of SCDAA’s largest events dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for sickle cell disease (SCD). Every dollar that you raise goes towards preventing the complications of sickle cell disease through awareness, education, advocacy and research. SCDAA to-date has raised over $500,000 from this event for better treatments and improvements in the quality of health for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell…

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September 2021

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am - September 30, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, designated by Congress to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease. Stay tuned to see how you can get involved this year!

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November 2021

Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2021

Support SCDAA on Giving Tuesday! Stay tuned for how to get involved.

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February 2022

Carlton Haywood, Jr., Memorial

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A virtual memorial for Carlton Haywood, Jr., Ph.D., will be held on February 25 at noon EST. Carlton was an accomplished academic, researcher and sickle cell warrior who passed away on December 31, 2021. To register for the memorial, click here. 

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