Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wow! Sickle Cell Conference Success!

A huge thank you to all of you who attended “Sickle Cell Disease… Let’s Talk About It!” Our 2016 conference was a HUGE success thanks to all of you!!! The room was filled with people who had a spirit of sharing their experiences with Sickle Cell Disease. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Ify, was awesome as she went through her transition presentation for adults and children letting our audience know of the harsh realities that sickle cell patients may  face. The talk back and parent panel sessions were filled with real, raw emotion and the one thing we didn’t have was boxes of tissues because the dialog was just that moving!

Our presenters at every level were on point starting with a beautiful breathing exercise from yoga instructors, Kiesha Battles and Candace Jennings, who put the crowd at ease tuning them in to the best relaxation technique they have.. breathing. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church opened their doors to our conference once again and this time the quilting ministry showered us with love as the facility was adorned with beautiful and moving hand-made quilts that will be donated to patients when they are hospitalized. To our blood donors, we thank you for giving the gift of life to help patients in need. The need for donations is always ongoing and there is still time to donate at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Let them know your donation is for Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas and use sponsor code 51101-31802 so that your donation is credited to SCPOC.

Our conference host, Joey Popp, was so awesome in keeping the audience engaged and helping to make this event run smoothly. SCPOC would like to thank all of our presenters and vendors who took time from their busy schedules to make this day an absolute success. We could not have done it without YOU!  The day began beautifully and ended with the Wells Fargo lights going red for Sickle Cell Disease Saturday night. It was just an awesome day! Let’s keep the conversation going… “Sickle Cell Disease… Let’s Talk About It!”



September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month!

As we enter the month of September, lets please recognize every way that we can uplift patients and families affected by sickle cell disease, a painful hereditary illness that affects red blood cells that move throughout the body. Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas is dedicated to its mission to provide a network of support… Continue Reading