Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers is committed to bringing awareness to Sickle cell disease and supports organizations who champion the understanding of this illness. He has created holiday parties in 2016 & 2017 for children with sickle cell, donated backpacks and school supplies to the Nazhi Thee Baker Foundation and will be hosting an awareness walk in September 2018.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that is present at birth and affects approximately 100,000 Americans. CDC is committed to studying SCD and other blood disorders in order to improve the health and care of people with these conditions