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5K Walk/Run For Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

Date/Time

Sep 14, 2019
09:00 AM until 01:00 PM

Description

On Saturday September 14th STAR will be hosting an annual 5k walk/run for sickle cell disease awareness in Long Dock Park, Beacon NY. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder affecting a person’s red blood cells. Normal red blood cells flow freely within the blood vessels. Sticky sickle cells block the blood flow within the blood vessels. People with SCD can suffer from many problems including stroke, invasive bacterial infection, kidney failure and lung disease, which can lead to premature death. One of the most common problems is pain, which can be severe and occur throughout the body. The Sickle Cell Transplant Advocacy & Research Alliance (STAR) is a Non-profit 501 C3 charitable organization founded in 2014 by a group of pediatric hematology and stem cell doctors. It is the only large Sickle Cell Disease organization with a focus solely on research to cure SCD. This research is best advanced through clinical studies involving many different institutions. STAR provides both critical funding as well as an organized collaborative network for this important research.

Cost

$35 per participant with a free event t if you register online.

Location

View map Long Dock Park
8 Long Dock Park
Beacon , NY

Additional Information

Phone

845-520-0490

Contact name

Jessica Salomon

Contact email

curesickle@gmail.com

County:

Dutchess

Neighborhood:

Beacon

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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