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06/1/2019

Dr.Charles Drew Blood Drive by Red Cross

12:30 - 4:00

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06/1/2019

Dr.Charles Drew Blood Drive by Red Cross

Join Dreamsickle Kids Foundation as we honor Dr.Charles Drew with Red Cross for the 2nd Annual Dr.Charles Drew Blood Drive in Las Vegas. The drive is to encourage diversity in blood donations as African Americans have one of the lowest blood donation rates. People benefit from receiving blood from those of the same ethnicity. This cuts down on the possibility of the build up of antibodies in the blood that can cause a rejection of the transfusions which can be fatal. It is important to add diversity to donations especially as it pertains to those with Sickle Cell Disease as they are mostly of African descent and may require frequent blood transfusions to maintain their quality of life.  More information will provided at the Warrior Drive and in the weeks to come.

12:30 - 4:00

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09/21/2019

Dreamsickle Kids Foundation 2nd Annual Sickle Cell Walk

0700 am - 1230 pm

Pearson Community Center 1625 W. Carey Ave Las Vegas, NV

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09/21/2019

Dreamsickle Kids Foundation 2nd Annual Sickle Cell Walk

Join Dreamsickle Kids and other supporters of a cure for Sickle Cell Disease and better medical care in Nevada for people with Sickle Cell Disease as we embark on a walk to raise awareness. There will be raffles,food ,music,and fun for the entire family. Sponsor and vendor opportunities are currently available email us at dreamsicklekids@gmail.com 

Register at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-las-vegas-sickle-cell-walk-2019-tickets-61799055639

0700 am - 1230 pm

Pearson Community Center 1625 W. Carey Ave Las Vegas, NV

12/14/2019

Holiday Cheer Brunch and Gift Spectacular

1130 PM - 230 PM

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12/14/2019

Holiday Cheer Brunch and Gift Spectacular

Dreamsickle Kids and JET Foundation invites children and families impacted by Sickle Cell Disease and those needing extra holiday cheer to come out and enjoy brunch and a gift drive while also learning about the resources Las Vegas has to offer for families impacted by Sickle Cell and those with other hardships. This is a FREE community event, more details to come.

1130 PM - 230 PM

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Sickle Cell Awareness

Founder Gina Glass and her daughter Sickle Cell Warrior Gia  on Channel 13 Action news discussing the importance of increasing Sickle Cell Awareness and resources for those impacted by Sickle Cell in Nevada. In effort to #MakeSickleCellPopular 

2019 Las Vegas Sickle Cell Walk

Check out this great video of the 2nd Annual Las Vegas Sickle Cell Walk created by WhiteHead Media

Dreamsickle Blog

In America over 100,000 individuals suffer from Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and 1 in every 12 African American babies are born with the Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). What is Sickle Cell? Sickle Cell Disease is a severe form of anemia which is inherited. SCD occurs when there is low oxygen levels in red blood cells and they become crescent or "sickle" shaped and sticky as opposed to the normal round flexible shape of a red blood cell. 

About DreamsiCkle Kids Foundation

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Dreamsickle Kids Foundation's mission is to be a part of the advancement of education and awareness for Sickle Cell  in Nevada while also addressing the health disparities faced by the Sickle Cell population in the state.Dreamsickle Kids Foundation aims to #MakeSickleCellPopular 

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  To be a community leader in advocating for those affected by Sickle Cell. Our vision will be achieved by bringing communities together through social events that provide support, education, resources and awareness for Sickle Cell Disease.

What is Sickle Cell?

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SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. In someone who has SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Also, when they travel through small blood vessels, they get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious problems such infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke. 

It is estimated that:

  • SCD affects approximately 100,000 Americans.
  • SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births.
  • SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births.
  • About 1 in 13 Black or African-American babies is born with sickle cell trait (SCT).

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/data.html

Dreamsickle Kids Foundation, Inc. Board Members

Executive Director

President

Georgene'  " Gina" Glass

(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Sickle Cell Advocate & Aspiring Author

Mother to child with Sickle Cell. Georgene' founded Dreamsickle in 2018 to support children and families with Sickle Cell Disease  in Nevada. 

Originator of the #MakeSickleCellPopular movement.

President

President

Jennifer Riddle 

(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Owner, NV'D Beauty

Account Manager, Barclaycard

Secretary

To Be Filled. 

Email:Info@dreamsicklekids.org  to apply.

Treasurer

Treasurer

Savone Grafton

(Illinois)

Stock Investor

Director

Director

Jasmine Grafton

(Illinois)

Treetop Products, Inc.,

Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Cosmetologist

Director of Public Relations

Public Relations

Nykolette Boyd

 (Los Angeles, California)

Transaction & Marketing Coordinator, Grand B Realty

Owner/Operator, Donnisha FX

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 Donations made are used as follows:

20% Operating Cost
25% Special Events
15%Research
40% Directly to Children and Families Affected by Sickle Cell Disease


*Donations made to Dreamsickle Kids Foundation
may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c)

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