Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia Beautification Day

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On April 5, 2008 my organization, Circle K International, will collaborate with Kiwanis and K-Kids and create a beautification day for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia. We plan to paint walls and doors, plant flowers and provide a nice landscaping, and all in all give this Sickle Cell testing center the look it should for all its free services it provides to the Metro Atlanta Community. On April 12, 2008 29th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race 7K Run & 4K Walk What Is Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia is a serious condition in which the red blood cells can become sickle-shaped (that is, shaped like a “C”). Normal red blood cells are smooth and round like a doughnut without a hole. They move easily through blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Sickle-shaped cells don’t move easily through blood. They’re stiff and sticky and tend to form clumps and get stuck in blood vessels. The clumps of sickle cells block blood flow in the blood vessels that lead to the limbs and organs. Blocked blood vessels can cause pain, serious infections, and organ damage. The Foundation continues its mission to provide education, screening and counseling to sickle cell patients all at no charge. Address : 2391 Benjamin E. Mays Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Phone Number: (404) 755-1641 Toll Free: (800) 326-5287 Fax Number: (404) 755-7955/ Email: www.sicklecellga.org

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