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Taking on Sickle Cell Disease at Children’s Mercy

Taking on Sickle Cell Disease at Children’s Mercy

Employees bring hope to patients with Sickle Cell Disease


The Children’s Mercy African American Advancement (A3) employee resource group’s mission is to support and advance Black and African American employees and educate the Children’s Mercy family in matters relevant to Black and African American employees, patients and families.

A3 group check presentation

They began fundraising for the Sickle Cell program in 2017 and worked closely with passionate donors to establish a dedicated Sickle Cell Disease Fund in 2019. The money raised for this program – through individual donations and the A3 Dream Big Day team – not only supports Sickle Cell research, but also offsets costs for patients and community members with Sickle Cell to attend Camp Courage, a 5-day/4-night camp for patients with Sickle Cell Disease and their siblings ages 6-14. This camp occurs in July and includes horseback riding, swimming, crafts and many more fun and educational activities.

Thank you to the A3 group for giving patients and families with Sickle Cell Disease hope!