DREAMSICKLE KIDS 1ST ANNUAL SICKLE CELL WALK IN LAS VEGAS SEPTEMBER 2018 TBA!!


Welcome to DREAMSICKLE KIDS in Las Vegas!make sickle cell popular!

About DreamsiCkle

Misson

  

Dreamsickle’s Mission is to be a part of the advancement of education and awareness for Sickle Cell. In addition, increasing support in advancement of cures for Sickle Cell. Las Vegas is a fast-growing and diverse city with an abundance of resources for families dealing with life-threating medical illnesses. However, Las Vegas faces significant health and human services challenges related to the treatment of those suffering with Sickle Cell. Our Board of Directors at Dreamsickle Kids Foundation believe Las Vegas could benefit from an organization that is able to serve communities impacted the most by Sickle Cell Disease.

Vision

  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.

What is Sickle Cell?


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

President

President

Georgene'  " Gina" Glass,Insurance Underwriter for large insurance company in Las Vegas, aspiring author,advocate, and 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.

Director

Director

Jennifer Riddle , Owner of NV'D  Beauty,Las Vegas;Account Manager; Barclaycard

Secretary

Secretary

Destiny Morris, Payroll Administrator;Sanitation District of Michigan City.

Treasurer

Treasurer

Savone Grafton, Stock Investor;IL

Director

Director

Jasmine Grafton; Treetop Products,Inc.,Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Lic. Cosmetologist;IL

Director of Public Relations

Public Relations

Nykollette Boyd;CA

Important Dates to Remember

Nationally Recognized Sickle Cell Awareness Dates


  • June 19th  National Sickle Cell Awareness Day


  • September National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

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DREAMSICKLE KIDS

1925 Village Center Circle Suite 150 , Las Vegas, Nevada 89134, United States

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