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Sickle cell walk steps out Sept. 24

9/16/2016, 7:16 p.m.
Living with Sickle Cell RVA, in partnership with the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., will hold ...

Living with Sickle Cell RVA, in partnership with the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., will hold a “Sickle Cell Walk for Life” on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Virginia Union University.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9:30 a.m.

Living with Sickle Cell RVA is a nonprofit started by Dionne T. Bobo, who has two children living with the disease that largely affects those of African, South Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ancestry.

Organizers hope to raise awareness of the disease and the resources available for school workers, public health centers and communities to support and advocate for children and youths affected by sickle cell disease.

For more information, email livingwithSCRVA@gmail.com or call (804) 651-3900.

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