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 “Shine the Light on Sickle Cell,” a 24-hour awareness campaign, on June 19. This national awareness effort encourages community-based organizations, individuals, and anyone concerned about sickle cell disease.

We invite you to join with friends, family, neighbors  and others in your community, as people around the nation and across the globe, host and hold local gatherings to shine the light on sickle cell disease. Together, we must and will find a universal cure for sickle cell disease!

Learn more about Shine the Light and get involved by visit the Shine the Light website, and share that you’ll be participating on Facebook!