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10th Annual Sickle Cell Walk for Awareness & Community Marketplace

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon will host the 10th installment of “Walk A Milke For Sickle Cell”, a run, bike and walk-a-thon on September 18th during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we need your help in raising money to support Oregon families impacted by Sickle Cell and to bring much needed awareness about SIckle Cell. We will also feature a Community Marketplace with local artists and vendors with unique offerings and incredible art with music provided by DJ Get’EM

Join us and “Walk A Mile For Sickle Cell”. Can’t make it to the walk in-person, that is okay, donations are being accepted, any amount is appreciated and we are also accepting sponsors at each sponsorship level.

Table Registration: Are you a local artist or a community nonprofit and would like to have a table at the community marketplace? Submit our online interest form and someone from our team will respond to you.

Sickle Cell Warrior Recognition: At the start of the walk, we are honoring Sickle Cell Warriors and paying tribute to those who have passed on. If you have someone you would like to see honored, submit our online SC Warrior recognition form today. Whether they are a patient, caregiver, medical professional or advocate, we want to recognize them.

Sponsorship opportunities still available: If you are interested in sponsorship and would like to speak about it further with someone from our team submit our online sponsorship interest form and some from our team will respond to you.

Sponsors include J.D. Hall & Associates, LLC, East Metro STEAM Foundation, Albina Christian Life Center.

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100,000 Americans — and millions worldwide. SCD is often identified with African Americans, but it also frequents people of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Mediterranean descent. According to the CDC, approximately 1% of children with SDC will die within the first 3 years of life — often from stroke and without warning. Some two million Americans are carriers of the sickle cell gene.

The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating vulnerable populations and to encourage testing for the presence of this painful and life-threatening, but treatable disease.

Our immediate objective is to identify all the patients and carriers of sickle cell disease living in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state. We are dedicated to assessing the health care needs of these patients and helping them by facilitating regular access to appropriate health care providers and services. Our Pacific Northwest outreach program aims to provide individuals with the information they need to be tested for the presence of sickle cell disease. Diagnosed patients are encouraged to sign up with the national “Get Connected” Sickle Cell Anemia registry.

 For more infomation about the Sickle Cell Foundation of Oregon, visit us at


Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon
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Life Change Church
3635 N. Willames
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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