Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons living with Sickle Cell Disease by addressing their medical, social, psychological and informational needs; To educate the community and increase community awareness about Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait; To provide a vehicle of information for governmental and legislative relationships to encourage research in hopes of facilitating a cure for this chronic disease.
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County, Inc. is a non-profit, 501© organization that was established and incorporated on December 23, 1977 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida through the efforts of the late Attorney Henry Latimer and the late Mrs. Cheryl Peterman. The Association began its operation in Fort Lauderdale and gradually expanded its service base throughout Broward County into Hendry County. The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County, Inc. is one of 15 Chapters within the State of Florida. Since its incorporation, the Association’s purpose has been dedicated to addressing research, medical, social, psychological and the informational needs of individuals and their families living with Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Trait.
We strongly support legislation committed to the Sickle Cell Disease causes on all levels; we actively solicit funding for Outreach Services for our clients and their families; we promote Community Outreach and share ideas that will enhance the Sickle Cell Outreach Programs and disseminate literature and information about Sickle Cell Disease.
The Association has been able to provide the following Outreach Services to our clients, their families, and the community:
Health Screen and Blood Drive Sickle Cell Presentation to area Business Community Leaders and Schools.
Social / Client Services:
Cultural Activates/ Referrals/ Counseling Limited Financial Support Thanksgiving basket, Emergency Funds for Food and Prescription.