Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Launches Campaign to Raise "$1 Million in 100 Days"

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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America launches campaign to raise "$1 Million in 100 Days" to fund social service programs, treatment and advocacy for increased research.

The ultimate mission of “1 Million in 100” is to empower communities to unite in an effort to create quality healthcare programs and ultimately find a cure for those living with sickle cell disease.

The SCDAA launches the “$1Million in 100 Days” Campaign. This national fundraising and awareness initiative is designed to focus on education and funding for sickle cell disease (SCD) programs, treatment and research. The campaign will motivate and empower communities nationally to go above and beyond the call of duty to enhance and save the many lives affected by this disease. The goal is to raise $1 million dollars in 100 days by promoting SCD education and charitable giving through several avenues to include special events, corporate initiatives and the first ever national mobile giving campaign for sickle cell.

Sonja Banks, President and COO of SCDAA said, “I am very excited about leading this campaign to success. Sickle cell disease affects an estimated 100,000 Americans and can be devastating to individuals diagnosed with it and their families. The ultimate mission of “1 Million in 100” is to empower communities to unite in an effort to create quality healthcare programs and ultimately find a cure for those living with sickle cell disease.”

The mobile giving drive will allow supporters to text the word BREAK to 52000 to donate and join in “breaking the cycle of pain.” They may, also, contribute through the SCDAA website or support a number of activities that will occur during the “$1 Million in 100 Days Campaign.” Additional details are available at http://www.sicklecelldisease.org.

About Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) serves as the nation’s only volunteer organization working full time on a national level to resolve issues surrounding sickle cell disease and trait. Since 1971 the organization has been on the forefront of improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions. In addition, SCDAA has been and remains instrumental in promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease.

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