Event Details

During this uncertain and difficult time, we feel it is more important than ever to come together as a sickle cell community, which is why we are excited to announce the VIRTUAL Cure Sickle Cell Walk. We hope this short program can bring some happiness to your day and bring us all together for a few moments to celebrate all our sickle cell fighters!

Join us VIRTUALLY on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m.!

How to Join Us

For desktops or laptops

For smartphones or tablets

  • Please download “Cisco WebEx Meetings” then enter the below information:
  • Meeting number: 713 795 437
  • Password: CSC123

*Please note, you do NOT need to register or sign in to activate the meeting!

What to Expect

The virtual program will include interviews with Aaron McKie, former 76er’s player, and Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at CHOP, a short video featuring you and a quick warmup! Please submit your team’s information HERE!

Once the program has concluded, we invite everyone to go outside and walk in their neighborhood! We encourage you to go live via social media, take photos, video your sickle cell fighter, share your fundraising links and use the hashtag #CHOPCureSickleCell.

Some ideas on how to make your walk extra fun:

  • Bring along a Bluetooth speaker and your favorite playlist — or use this high-energy playlist we’ve compiled specifically for the Cure Sickle Cell Walk!
  • Show your spirit by wearing your craziest outfit — a team shirt, a rainbow tutu, a superhero cape or even a feathered boa!
  • Bring chalk and write messages of hope to inspire others in your community.
  • Bring bubbles, because who doesn’t like bubbles?
  • Decorate your wagon.
  • Ask your neighbors to put up signs or cheer you on – from 6 feet away, of course!

We hope you can join us for a few moments of celebration. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to broussardl@email.chop.edu.

Our Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Frazier
Bethlehem Baptist Church of Spring House led by Rev. Charles W. Quann
Children’s Health Care Associates
Johnson & Johnson
Patricia & Dexter Darden
Marianne Dean
Youngblood McDonald’s Owner Ken and Monica
Gbenja and Mary Oladeji
Neetesh Kumar
Joseph Boateng
Jon and Jen Rodack

Event Co-chairs

Darlene K. Logan
Judith E. Royal

Honorary Chair: Aaron McKie

“aaron-mckie-180x240"Aaron McKie’s Philadelphia basketball roots run deep. He started at Simon Gratz High School and went on to Temple University, where he arguably was one of the best players in school history — earning three visits to the NCAA tournament and the 1993 Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Year. A first round draft pick in 1994, McKie played 13 seasons in the NBA – eight with the Philadelphia 76ers. In the 2000-01 season, McKie earned Sixth Man of the Year honors while helping the 76ers reach the NBA Finals. After retiring in 2008, McKie served on the coaching staff for the 76ers and Temple, and he was recently promoted to Head Coach at Temple. McKie resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and their four children.