Thank you to everyone who joined us online to make this year’s Virtual CHOP Sickle Cell Walk a success! With your help, we raised more than $65,000 (and counting!) to transform care and treatment options for children with sickle cell disease. Many thanks to our special guests: Coach Aaron McKie of Temple Men’s Basketball, Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and Hollywood star Dexter Darden for his incredible performance. Thank you to all who donated so generously to this inaugural event – We couldn’t have done it without you!

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