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Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness

Sep 13, 2016

September was Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month and we partnered with the Sickle Cell Anemia Program of Erie. http://sicklecellerie.org

We were pleased to sponsor the center by purchasing awareness wrist bands and distributing them at all of our branches. Additionally, credit union leaders were on hand for a special press conference to kick off the month. The press conference included speeches from leading medical professionals in the field, along with a heartfelt testimony to the value of Erie's local program from a sufferer of Sickle Cell and her mother. 

Note: National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. First officially recognized by the federal government in 1983, National Sickle Cell Awareness Month calls attention to sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic disease that researchers estimate affects between 90,000 and 100,000 Americans.