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World Sickle Cell Fest in NY!

World Sickle Cell Day Festival is June 19!!!—that’s tomorrow!

Date: Friday, June 19th, 2009
Time: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Place: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
47th Street (Between 1st & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10017
Event: “World Sickle Cell Day”
with special guest Ruben Studdard (American Idol winner) and many others

The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, (QSCAN) and Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network, (SCTPN) will be participating in the “First World Sickle Cell Day Festival”.

New York City awareness activity in observance of the United Nation’s resolution, adopted by the 63rd General Assembly, that Sickle Cell Disease is a global health issue and making June 19th of each year “World Sickle Cell Day” for global awareness. The Resolution was sponsored by the Congo and co-sponsored by Brazil, Cuba and Slovenia and was presented to elevate the status of Sickle Cell Anemia as a serious public health concern affecting more than 100 million people around the world.

The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. is a 501(c) (3), not for profit broad-based community organization servicing children and families with Sickle Cell Anemia and other chronic conditions. Established in 1989 as the Queens Sickle Cell Community Network, it subsequently became incorporated in 1997 and changed its name to the Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network, Inc. (QSCAN).

The June 19th festival is free and will feature music, food, entertainment and also special guests Ruben Studdard. The entire New York City community is invited to attend this event and support the worthy cause.

For more information contact: QSCAN at 718-712-0873 or qscanorg@verizon.net.

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