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A Global Imperative: Delivering Brighter Futures for Families with Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell 2018
Foundation Events
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20560
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Add to Calendar 06-02-2018 18:30:00 06-02-2018 21:30:00 15 An evening of awareness hosted by Children’s National Health Systemand the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Join community and civic leaders for an evening of awareness hosted by Children’s National Health System and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture.You will learn more about our work and be inspired by the vision that animates our efforts to develop brighter futures for every child born with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).6:30 PM:  Cocktails and Conversation  7:30 PM:  Easing Pain, Restoring Childhoods: The Future of Sickle Cell Disease  8:00 PM:  Reception with the ExpertsSCD is a genetic condition affecting red blood cells that leads to sudden, severe pain and a range of serious health conditions including stroke and organ failure. Although half of America’s 100,000 SCD patients can expect to live beyond the age of 50, the lack of a cure in childhood can result in a lifetime of painful symptoms and challenging complications.SCD research now underway at Children’s National seeks to transform how we diagnose and treat this devastating condition—with the ultimate aim of delivering a cure at the earliest possible moment. As one of America’s top-ten children’s hospitals, and an international leader in SCD treatment and research, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the 1,500 SCD patients we serve—the second largest pediatric population in the US—while enhancing care worldwide.-->This event is by invitation only. For more information about the event, please email Leah Kuppersmith or call 301-565-8449.-->Online registration for this event has closed. If you are still interested in attending this event, please contact Leah Kuppersmith via email at lkupper@childrensnational.org. The content of this program is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice; the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture false DD/MM/YYYY

Join community and civic leaders for an evening of awareness hosted by Children’s National Health System and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture.You will learn more about our work and be inspired by the vision that animates our efforts to develop brighter futures for every child born with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).

  • 6:30 PM:  Cocktails and Conversation 
  • 7:30 PM:  Easing Pain, Restoring Childhoods: The Future of Sickle Cell Disease 
  • 8:00 PM:  Reception with the Experts

Online registration for this event has closed. If you are still interested in attending this event, please contact Leah Kuppersmith via email at lkupper@childrensnational.org.

 

The content of this program is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice; the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.