Past Events

A Winter Holiday Celebration – 12/15/23

In-Person this Year!Enjoy Dinner, Gifts, Fellowship and Fun We’re so excited to announce our in-person Winter Holiday Celebration! Join us for crafts, games, Santa, and much more!For questions email pbarrow@marylandsicklecelldisease.org or call Petronella Barrow at 410-465-4822. Friday, December 15, 2023 5:30 pm – 8 pm Baltimore War Memorial 101 North Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21202

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Maryland State Sickle Cell Picnic Hosted by MSCDA – 9/16/23

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Sickle Cell Awareness Month with our annual picnic on September 16, 2023. We had a perfect weather day and a good turn out. View Pictures from Our Event Below Join us as we celebrate Sickle Cell Awareness Month at our annual picnic on Saturday, September 16, 2023.This is

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A Winter Holiday Celebration – 12/15/22

In-Person this Year!Enjoy Dinner, Gifts, Fellowship and Fun We’re so excited to announce our in-person Winter Holiday Celebration! Join us for crafts, games, Santa, and much more! RSVP by December 8, 2022 Thursday, December 15, 2022 5 pm – 7:30 pm Baltimore War Memorial 101 North Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21202 For questions email mscdainfo@verizon.net

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SHINE THE LIGHT ON SICKLE CELL AWARENESS FORUM – 9/24/2022

The Prince George’s County Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., in collaboration with the Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. and the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease, will host an interactive forum with YOU in mind. Save the date for September 24, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon! This is

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Annual Walk for ExSCellence Registration – 9/10/2022

The Annual Walk for ExSCellence seeks to educate the Prince George’s County community about Sickle Cell Disease and the challenges those affected by it face. Our mission is to walk, bring awareness, and raise funds for Sickle Cell community organizations who provide assistance to Sickle Cell Warriors who reside in Maryland, Virginia or the District

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FDA Approves First Gene Therapies to Treat Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

On December 8, 2023, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two milestone treatments, Casgevy and Lyfgenia, representing the first cell-based gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in patients 12 years and older. Additionally, one of these therapies, Casgevy, is the first FDA-approved treatment to utilize a type of novel genome editing technology, signaling an innovative advancement in the field of gene therapy."