Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast

Sickle Cell Foundation of Pam Beach County & Treasure Coast, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization that administers public funds, private grants and donations for education and services to persons with Sickle Cell Disease/Trait and their families in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

Our Mission: "To improve the quality of life for persons with Sickle Cell Disease/Trait and members of their family, and educate the public about this devastating hereditary blood disorder. Targeted communities are educated on preventing Black babies from dying."

Our Vision: "To be the preeminent provider of education and supportive services for persons with Sickle Cell Disease/Trait and members of their families; and, an esteemed resource for offering professional development seminars about Sickle Cell Disease/Trait for educators, health and human services providers, employers and the general public."

Our service area is home to more than 30,000 persons who are affected by the Sickle gene. Our headquarters are in West Palm Beach and we also have an office in Riviera Beach.

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Tiffany Kenney's Medical Alert
Tiffany Kenney - Medical Alert on Sickle Cellwpbf.com (ABC 25 WPBF News) provides a spotlight on Sickle Cell Disease & Exertional Sickling.

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Meet our Youth Leadership

2013-2015 Poster Child

Dameneka AfrikaDameneka Afrika was selected as the 2013– 2015 poster child for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast, Inc. because she's intelligent, dependable, far from being shy, and an excellent speaker. Demeneka is a 15 year who enjoys reading, playing the violin, and listening to music.

She believes all children, teens, and adults who inherit the Sickle Cell Trait or Disease are capable of living their lives to the fullest. Dameneka doesn't let a life threatening disease stop her from doing what she loves the most; playing the violin. Dameneka has been playing the violin since she was four years old and hasn't let that disease stop her from doing so. Although living with this disease is very challenging, Dameneka feels as if she can inspire others and that's what makes her stronger everyday. She wants to spread the awareness to those who think that this disease is not serious.

Ambassador

Jazmine MorrisJazmine Morris, was selected as Ambassador for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast. Jazmine is a 15 year old who is motivated when it comes to her education and the Sickle Cell Disease and/or Trait. This disease inspires her to become a Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist. Jazmine wants to be an advocate for those who have been diagnosed with this disease, educate those who don't know anything about it, and let those who are carrying this trait or disease be well aware of it. Jazmine wants to make sure that she's academically prepared for what the future has in store for her. She wants to be sure that her peers and teachers know that she is passionate about her future and future career. Jazmine's determined and eager to educate those who don't understand this disease or trait.

Ambassador - Community Voice

Nadera DerosierNadera Derosier a very outgoing, confident, determined and ready at will, 15 year old girl with Sickle Cell Anemia, is the very first ambassador of our Sickle Cell Community Voice Program, due to her leadership, high strong passion. Based on her experience of being in and out of the hospital, Nadera knows how it feels as if you can't push yourself any further, yet she surpasses it . But Nadera’s motto is, "Sickle Cell doesn't overcome me, I overcome Sickle Cell". Nadera is ready to educate the youth on what's been the bigger issue then presented, Sickle Cell Disease.

 
August 30, 2014: Inaugural Purple Heart Gala

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Ladies Of the Cirlce of Perfaction

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Inaugural Purple Heart Gala

Sickle Cell Palm Beach - Inaugural Purple Heart GalaAugust 30, 2014

Hilton Palm Beach Airport
150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florda

Cocktail / Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Seating
7:45 p.m.

Donation $50

Attire - Formal

Contacts:

  • RM Elaine Alvin (561.842.5548)
  • RDM Jessie Gray (561.225.5894)
  • PRPM Akisha Wims (561.715.9196)
  • RM Roberta Nixon (904.469.5181)

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November 10, 2014: Charity Golf Tournament

Charity Golf Tournament

Follow through for Sickle Cell! Reserve your foursome for our tournament at the exclusive Trump International Golf Club. The prestigious West Palm Beach location is currently listed by Golf Digest as one of the 50 Best New Golf Clubs built in the United States. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation and the Homeless Coalition.

Tickets include: 4 gift packages, golf carts, use of locker room facilities , lunch, photo package, etc...

Call: 561-308-6880
Trump International Golf Club
505 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

DATE: 11/10/2014
TIME: 10:30am Shotgun Start
LOCATION: Trump International Golf Club
COST: $2500 per foursome

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Sickle Cell Palm Beach - Inaugural Purple Heart Gala

Inaugural Purple Heart Gala
Hilton Palm Beach Airport
Saturday - August 30, 2014
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Charity Golf Tournament
Charity Golf Tournament
Follow through for Sickle Cell
Trump International Golf Club

Monday - November 10, 2014
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