Sickle Cell Disease Research and Education Day is an annual event that brings together patients with sickle cell disease and their families to enjoy a fun filled day of education and research. This event has been successful for over a decade, with over 600 patients and 90 families attending in the past year. Families engage in educational presentations as well as on-site research studies throughout the day. With a deeply rooted “family reunion” atmosphere, Sickle Cell Disease Research and Education Day starts off with a buffet lunch and offers families the opportunity to meet one another or renew friendship. Through education, research, and fellowship, attendees are able to develop a greater sense of awareness of the disease and its management.
For more information about the event and to learn how you can be involved, please contact us at SCDResearchDay@cchmc.org.