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2017 Sickle Cell Annual Highmark Walk

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2017 Sickle Cell / Highmark Walk INFORMATION

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The 2017 Sickle Cell / Highmark Walk will look like this photo! Woo! Hoo!
Come out to join 49 nonprofits and their support teams. This is a fun event
with live music, raffle prizes, healthyfood and big smiles! Family Friendly
Pet Friendly environment. Everybody is welcome!

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2017 Sickle Cell Annual Highmark Walk

Thank you for choosing to help our nonprofit help our Clients who live with Sickle Cell Disease.

Whether you walk on Walk Day, and/or, gather donations for our nonprofit, you will be supporting our Sickle Cell cause! Thank you for offering to help us this year.


Many Highmark Walk / Sickle Cell Volunteers have started to collect donations already! And, so can you! Just ask family, friends, and co-workers for $10 each! You will see your donations easily grow to $100, $1,000, and more!

Any questions? Please call our Sickle Cell office (717) 234-3358 Ask for Judy Chandler, Coordinator of Events for assistance.

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2017 Sickle Cell Annual Highmark Walk

WALK DAY: Saturday, May 20
LOCATION: HACC - Harrisburg Campus
EVENT: 9 AM Run/Walk 9:15 AM 1 Mile Fun Walk

People are interested in donating to our Sickle Cell cause.

Questions? Call our office: (717) 234-3358 and ask for Judy!

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MANY THANKS TO: Dauphin County Parks & Recreation - Golf Outing

South Central PA Sickle Cell Council was fortunate to be given a generous $1K donation from this wonderful organization.

They award numerous nonprofits with donations each year. We are truly fortunate to be one of their recipients! Here is the statement shared about their donations on their Facebook:


"Tis the season for giving! Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III award $41,000 in proceeds from annual charity golf outing in August to local nonprofits: Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region, The Vista School Foundation, Vickie's Angel Foundation, The Program "It's About Change", Dauphin County Pre-Trial Services, United Way of the Capital Region, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region, Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania, Dauphin County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit, South Central PA Sickle Cell Council, Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County (PA), CATRA, and Panther Ram Foundation for the Nutri Pack Program.

Thank you to all the golf outing sponsors and participants for making this donation possible!"

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RESULTS for our 2016 Soiree – Meet & Greet For Friends and Supporters!

This year our Soiree was once again, fabulous! There were over 50 people in attendance! Everybody shared strong camaraderie! It was a very joyful evening for all of us!

In attendance were, Sickle Cell Clients, Board Members, an ex-Board Member, Volunteers, SCC Staff, and Zion Assembly Church purchased a table for 10 people. Jeannine Peterson from Hamilton Health Center supported our Sickle Cell cause. Plu...s, people who are regular attendees of our past annual events were there, and newcomers who said they would be back for future events with the Sickle Cell Council. Everybody is welcome to attend our events, each of which, are filled with great times!

Our Executive Director, Mr. Joseph Robinson, Jr., gave a compassionate, “Welcome and Goodnight” that evening. Our wonderful Volunteers registered everybody and escorted people to their assigned tables. Plus, Joe and a long term volunteer, Rosetta Archie, managed the table where payments were made by credit card. The food at the Radisson was delicious throughout the evening. And, our pianist/vocalist, Ms. Chris Purcell, enjoyed entertaining and providing sing-a-longs, also! It was a perfect evening!

Many people were bidding on 24 gift baskets and retail items in our Silent Auction. We all enjoyed Pastor Wingfield winning a massage for himself. Woo! Hoo! And, Dr. Herman Lawson was right on when he answered the questions of the night, “What is the town that Judy kept speaking of all night long?” CENTRALIA! Ha Ha You needed to be there to understand that joke! He won a nice prize for being the first to yell out that correct answer!

There was $5,000 raised that evening from all in attendance, plus, the Silent Auction bidding, our generous sponsors: BB&T and Hollywood Casino, and our wonderful donors: Freddie Player, and Ernest Davis.

We send out a very big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our final annual event of 2016! We appreciate the strength in our supporters behind our important Sickle Cell cause!

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2017 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

SICKLE CELL COUNCIL participates with this event!

WALK DAY DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017 (rain or shine!)


TIME: 9 AM 5K *Run / Walk - 9:15 AM 1 Mile *Fun / Walk

LOCATION: Harrisburg Area Community College

ATTIRE: Wear clothing & shoes appropriate for the weather!

Food, entertainment, prizes, and fun activities for children are all part of the festivities! Each nonprofit participating on Walk Day has a booth with information about their services. Some locations have free health screenings, or other activities.

Go directly to Sickle Cell Council Booth. We will stamp your hand to register you for the Highmark Walk.

All registered walkers who raise, or donate $30 to Sickle Cell Council, will receive a Walk for a Health Community T-shirt.

For every $50 that you raise, or donate to Sickle Cell Council, you will receive one chance for great quality raffle prizes valued at more than $1,000. (past items: electronics, Fit Bit, music, exercise, and much more!)
All monies donated to Sickle Cell Council supports our Sickle Cell cause which helps our Clients who live with Sickle Cell Disease in 26 PA Counties. Highmark, Inc. has underwritten all of the walk expenses so that 100 percent of the money you donate goes directly to our nonprofit!

You may donate by cash, check or money order made payable to: Sickle Cell Council. Then, drop it off at the Sickle Cell booth on Walk Day. - OR - You can mail your check or money order donation to our Office at: Sickle Cell Council, 2000 Linglestown Road, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110. - OR - You can hand deliver cash, check, or money order, to our Office before walk day.

THANK YOU for choosing to donate to Sickle Cell Council's participation in the wonderful 2017 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!

Any questions? Please call our office: (717) 234-3358 and ask for Judy Chandler, Coordinator of Events.

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2016 Sickle Cell 3rd Annual Soiree - Meet & Greet For Friends and Supporters!

In Honor of Dr. Donald W. Spigner, Founder at the Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill.

5 PM Pre-Event Reception with Hors d'oeuvres...
5 PM Live Entertainment and Cash Bar
6 PM Full Buffet
6:30 PM Sickle Cell Client Remarks by: Mr. Ronald Johnson
and Ms. Dena Washington
5 PM to 8 PM Silent Auction: Sports & Retail Gift Baskets
8 PM Silent Auction Winners Announced
8 PM to 9 PM: Networking & Closing

Donation: $75 per ticket

Hosts: Dr. Gwendolyn Poles, SCPASCC Board Member
Mr. Joseph Robinson, Jr., SCPASCC Executive Director

Tickets: Ms. Judy Chandler, Events Coordinator: (717) 234-3358

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DATE: Friday, September 2, 2016
LOCATION: Valley Green Golf Course

Everybody had a wonderful time this year at our exciting, fun Golf Outing! The Golfers who won trophies are as follows:...

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Save the Date!

Each year in the spring, SCDAA visits Capitol Hill where we encourage our member organizations, friends, and supporters of sickle cell disease to join us in speaking to federal legislative representatives about our federal initiatives to educate them and also ask for their support for continued funding. This year's Sickle Cell Summit on Capitol Hill will be held on June 9, 2016.

This is your chance to speak directly to your representative and tell personal stories about the impact of this disease. The SCDAA initiatives provide federal dollars to local sickle cell disease organizations through competitive grants. SCDAA only received administrative costs from the coordinating centers in charge of administering the grants. Stay tuned for more information.

RESULTS of 2016 Sickle Cell 17th Annual Bowling Party!

We were very pleased seeing new faces and regular bowlers who joined us this year in support of Sickle Cell Council and our wonderful Clients!

DATE WAS: Saturday, April 16th...
LOCATION WAS: ABC North Lanes, 5303 Locust Lane, Hbg, PA 17109

This event was held, In Memory of Dr. Donald Spigner, SCPASCC Founder.

We were very happy to have Senator Rob Teplitz, Rep Patty Kim, and John "Ski" Sygielski, join us this year! Each of these influential people give support to SCPASCC, in various ways. We appreciate their interest and ability to stand behind their words which offer to help our Sickle Cell Council and Clients.

Each year, ABC North Lanes shows support of SCPASCC and our important Sickle Cell cause. The cost is only $20 per person, for 3.5 hrs of Bowling, and includes shoes, food, drinks, and dessert! Plus, people bid (donate) $5 on our famous Grudge Match, which is held during the last half hour of the Bowling Party. The Grudge Match is titled: "Who can beat the director?"

This year, a great bowler, Calvin Lawson took on our Executive Director, Joseph Robinson, Jr. Both men enjoy bowling. Calvin is on leagues and is a regular bowler for many years, now. He has seven 300 games under his belt! Joe had won the last 3 of 4 Grudge Matches with his strong bowling style. But, this year, John Calvin beat him with his consistent high scores. Joe did his best each frame, but Calvin kept those strikes and spares adding up! Thank you both, for offering a fun ending to our Bowling Party!

The Grudge Match "Winning Bidder" this year was none other than, Bobby Lawson! His bid was on John Calvin Lawson and by exactly how many points he won by. We were very happy to present Bobby with a, $50 Giant Gift Card!

The Lawson Family, who hosts this event each year, called out many quality RAFFLE PRIZES using everybody's ticket stub in the RAFFLE DRAWINGS. Our thanks to Calvin Lawson, Dr. Herman Lawson, and their family members for helping to make this another great event on behalf of SCPASCC and our Clients.

Please come out to support our nonprofit and Sickle Cell Clients next year in April. Call: Judy Chandler, Events Coordinator w:(717) 234-3358 to find out the date and time and to register. You can, also, check our Facebook and Website for the information early next year.

We look forward to having you join us! Thank you!

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Marjorie Dejoie- Brewer MD., Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter regarding remarks made in Ted 2 movie about Sickle Cell Disease.

POSTED: Sunday, July 19, 2015, 1:08 AM

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