|When:||Back to Calendar September 14, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm||Where:||Freedom Plaza - Washington, DC
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The purpose of the SOS Walk is to increase awareness about sickle cell disease and to raise money to continue our fight to Stomp Out Sickle Cell for the more than 2,000 adults and children living with sickle cell disease and over 115,000 more with related conditions in our region. The disease affects hundreds of thousands worldwide of all ethnicities. There is no cure! Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease and Faces of Our Children, Inc. are partners in the effort to advocate and support those with the disease.
Register today at www.soswalk.org
Questions please call 202.865.8336
Not only can you Stomp Out Sickle Cell Disease by joining the SOS Walk on September 14, 2013, but you can also SAVE A LIFE by donating blood onsite! Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) Blood Mobile will be there, and your blood donation will go to treat children with sickle cell disease who need blood transfusions. The CNMC Blood Mobile will be at Freedom Plaza from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, during the Walk.
We will provide a gift for those who donate. Please contact the blood donor center at 202-476-5437 to make an appointment, or you can schedule online at
Thank you for donating to Children’s National Medical Center!
Want to be a Transfusion Buddy for CNMC?
The Transfusion Buddy Program identifies African American donors that have unique blood types with our sickle cell patients to provide them blood when they need it.
Call Ms. Janie Parrot at (202) 476-3306 to learn more about the Transfusion Buddy Program.