In light of CHOP guidelines designed to reduce the potential for unnecessary exposure for our communities to COVID-19, the 2020 Cure Sickle Cell Walk & Family Fun Day will be a virtual event.

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, CHOP invites you to join us for a short online program to kick off the virtual Cure Sickle Cell Walk. Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be our special guest. We will show a video highlighting teams (that’s you!) and a few other surprises.

Once the program concludes, we ask all families to get outside and walk (weather permitting). We encourage you to go live via social media, take photos, video your sickle cell warrior and use the hashtag #CHOPCureSickleCell.

Details on how to join will be posted here and sent to all participants.

If you’re not already registered, sign up today to become a virtual participant.

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Because breakthroughs can’t wait. With your help, we can transform care and treatment options for children with sickle cell disease, a painful and life-threatening condition.

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Learn everything you need to know to register, create your team and be a part of this amazing event.

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Sign up or donate today! With your support, we can close the gap to finding cures for children with sickle cell disease.

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Every day, we see the painful and life-threatening complications sickle cell disease causes, and every day, we work toward a future without sickle cell disease. With support of philanthropy, we will make that future a reality and change so many lives. Thank you!

— Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, Clinical Director of the Division of Hematology and Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Our Fundraising Goal: $50,000