According to the World Health Organization, the number of sickle cell anemia cases is expected to increase about 30 percent globally by 2050 and some countries is a major public health concern. In the U.S., Sickle Cell Disease is most common among persons of African and Hispanic descent. But, sickle cell is also found in other ethnic groups, including people from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries, and India. Sickle cell has major social and economic implications for the affected child as well as the family. Recurrent sickle-cell crises interfere with the patient’s life, especially with regard to education, work and psychosocial development. About 700-800 people in Delaware live with Sickle Cell Disease.
Proceeds from the race will help fund access to high quality care programs and research. There are many ways to participate, volunteer or contribute. Together, “Let’s Break the Sickle Cycle.”
Tova Community Health Inc.