The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee was founded to meet the unmet needs of individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease. The foundation educates Sickle Cell consumers about how to manage their disease and improve their quality of life. SCFT provides consumers with the resources, materials, and tools to foster interdependence, which ultimately increases education and their quality of health care.
In just 8 years the organization has developed an effective array of successful programs with measurable outcomes, cultivated a qualified and capable staff and dedicated volunteer team and established community wide support with a strong base of collaborations and strategic partnerships.
To learn more about SCFT visit our website www.SickleCellTN.org
HISTORY OF THE SICKLE CELL WALK
During a Alpha Memphis Education Foundation (AMEF) meeting, board member Kenneth Carpenter came up with the idea of starting a walk to support a cause in Memphis, Tennessee. Also present at the meeting was the Trevor Thompson (SCFT Founder and Sickle Cell Consumer) who suggested the walk be for Sickle Cell. Born out of the AMEF meeting was the Sickle Cell Walk-A-Thon. The walk was developed to create Sickle Cell Disease awareness in the Memphis community and to raise money for patient care, social services, and research.
In 2010, the walk transitioned to the leadership of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. All net proceeds from the 5K /Walk will directly benefit people living with Sickle Cell. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with this debilitating disease.