The walk, which will kick start activities to commemorate World Sickle Cell Day 2017, will bring together people from all works of life.
The Coalition of Sickle Cell NGOs in Lagos State, comprising Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiaitve (SAMI), Dabma Foundation, Genotype Foundation, Tony May Foundation, Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF), Couple and Kids Initiative, Marvel Sickle Cell Foundation, Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative, Noah’s Ark Foundation, Soulage Foundation, Nirvana Initiative and KAL Foundation, is organizing a charity walk with the theme “SCD: Break the Sickle Silence” on Saturday 17th June 2017.
The walk, which will kick start activities to commemorate World Sickle Cell Day 2017, will bring together people from all works of life to advocate the recognition of the disorder as a major public health problem in Nigeria where 1-in-4 people are healthy carriers of the sickle cell gene and over 150,000 children are born annually with symptomatic sickle cell anaemia.
The walk will traverse the route from the Bar Beach via Eko Hotel to Ozumba Mbadiwe to Ahmadu Bello Way and Back to Bar Beach from 7.00 – 10.00 am.
To participate in the walk, please register online at: http://www.bit.ly/redumbrellawalk2017 or call the following numbers: 08035846666, 08098007264 for more information.