Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas Plans for 2017

Greetings from Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas! I hope this email finds everyone well and enjoying this fabulous February weather. The warm weather has been awesome and hopefully it hasn’t caused too much trouble health-wise for you or your family. As most of you know, Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas is a patient support group comprised of working moms and dads and others who care deeply about the sickle cell community. We are always looking for ways to enhance what we do on behalf of patients and families affected by sickle cell disease. Please do not hesitate to reach out to SCPOC if you have an activity you would like to see us do on behalf of patients and families. Email us

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2017 EVENTS:

SCPOC has been talking about events for 2017 and the first item on our agenda is our signature conference, “Sickle Cell Disease… Let’s Talk About.” This year will be our fourth year offering a conference designed for patients, families and the community at-large. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8am to 3pm for this engaging and informative conference.

Soul Food Session: Join SCPOC for the next Soul Food Session on Monday, February 27th!Tickets can be purchased by clicking this link:

Chef Michael and the SCPOC team hopes to see you for a delectable dining experience to benefit a great cause.

 Community Blood Drive on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 3-6pm. Please join the Steel Horses Motorcycle Club for a blood drive designed to help sickle cell patients and others in need. Address: Cycle Gear 11328 E. Independence Blvd. Matthews, NC 28105. Appointments will be available soon with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

Sickle Cell App Focus Group: Pediatric patients from ages 13 to 17 are needed to give their opinion on a new app being developed for pediatric patients to assess their pain. Look for more information on this event which is slated for April 2017.

Quilts for Hospitalized Patients: Our outreach to the sickle cell community is ongoing as we continue to share the gift of quilts beautifully designed and handmade by the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Quilting Committee. If you are hospitalized or know someone who is hospitalized, please email so that we can give the hospitalized patient a quilt. They are yours to keep and as always, your privacy will be respected.

Adult Sip & Paint Event coming Summer 2017.

Family Fun Day: We had an awesome turnout for this event last fall and we’re hoping to do the same this year. Stay tuned for more details!

The University City Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 WAKE… RUN…. FEAST!  Join SCPOC for this awesome 5K walk/run that directly benefits our organization. Register at or volunteer   Join fellow runners and walkers Thanksgiving Day for the 4th annual University City Turkey Trot 5K at The Fresh Market at 3024 Prosperity Church Road in Charlotte for all of University City to enjoy! After the race, cool down and enjoy a post-race mini-feast featuring food, drinks and music!

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