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Saturday June 25, 2016

The Natasha Hooker Memorial

 

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The Buffalo Troopers is teaming with the Have a heart Foundation to raise funds for sickle cell awareness. So, Come join us on your 2’s ( or 3’s) and enjoy a scenic view of the city while helping raise funds for this worthy cause

 

 

haveaheartHave A Heart for Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation is a not for profit organization, which strives to diminish suffering and improve the quality of life for those individuals affected by sickle cell disease. We are committed to raising the public’s awareness and providing education to patients, their families, health professionals, legislators and the general public about sickle cell disease, its management and its challenges. Through these efforts we strive to promote positive patient relationships, thereby empowering them to effectively cope with their illness. Furthermore, we recognize our responsibility to generate funding for research and the continued advancement of medical care in treating sickle cell disease.

Did You Know..

  • Sickle cell affects people of many ethnicities, including those of African, Middle Eastern, Latino, Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean decent.  However, it disproportionately affects African-Americans.

 

  • In the United States, approximately 100,000 people have sickle cell disease, and 2 million people have sickle cell trait.

 

  • One in every ten African-Americans has sickle cell trait, and one in five-hundred has sickle cell disease.

 

  • Sickle cell disease is thought to have developed in areas of the world where malaria is present, because sickle cell trait provides some protection from malaria.

 

  • Twenty-five years ago, a person with sickle cell disease was not expected to live to adulthood, and the average life span was 21 years.  Today, the outlook is much more optimistic, and many people are living beyond age 50.

 

There is still no universal cure for sickle cell disease.