The Sickle Cell 'Walk For A Cure,' is finally going to take place this weekend! After being reschedule do to Hurricane Harvey, the annual walk will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017. Join us at the Ward 3 Recreation Power Centre Complex, 3210 Power Center Pkwy, Lake Charles. The entry fee is only $10, registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the walk gets underway at 9 a.m.

Come out and join the community in the fight for a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. See the flyer below for more details:

Sickle Cell Disease Walk For A Cure
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This painful and debilitating disease is most prone in African Americans. People born with the disease have two sickle cell genes, one from each parent. Studies show 1 in 12 African Americans has the sickle cell trait.

The crescent or sickle shaped red blood cells, a characteristic of the disease, don't last as long as normal cells. This causes the Anemia portion of the disease, which has a whole host of symptoms. The most common are cold hands and feet, headaches, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, even dizziness. Sickle Cell can also do a job on major organs, as the abnormal cells often get stuck in blood vessels. Those living with the disease spend a lot of time in and out of hospitals.

Together we can find a cure, and stamp this disease out for good. Help raise awareness, and badly needed funds so that medical research can continue. Join us this Saturday, September 16, 2017 for the Sickle Cell Disease "Walk For A Cure", at the Ward 3 Recreation Power Centre Complex, located at 3210 Power Center Pkwy, Lake Charles. There will be refreshments, a blood drive, door prizes, awards and lots of activities for the entire family to enjoy.

The entry fee is only $10, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!