Media Mentions

We work hard to elevate the voices of sickle cell disease every single day.
Each time our message is shared in the media, we celebrate those wins for all of us as a community.
Check below for some of our media highlights – and come back regularly for updates!

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Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Ashley Valentine of Sick Cells Is Helping To Change Our World

Authority Magazine, a Medium publication, spoke with Ashley Valentine about her life and work in the sickle cell community.

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Sickle Cell Cure Brings Mix of Anxiety and Hope

The New York Times talks to the sickle cell community about upcoming gene therapies.

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Press Release: IVI and Sick Cells Release the Finding Equity in Value Whitepaper

Press Release regarding Sick Cells and Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI)’s joint white paper published October 20, 2022

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Are We About to Cure Sickle-Cell Disease?

Sick Cells President and Co-Founder, Ashley Valentine, spoke with The New Yorker.

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ISPOR Value and Outcomes Spotlight: Moving the Needle on Health Policy

ISPOR’s Value and Outcomes Spotlight Magazine featured Sick Cells’ President and Co-founder, Ashley Valentine. See the article on page 29.

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PhRMA Foundation Announces Fall Webinar and Workshop Series

Sick Cells Co-founder and President is included in PhRMA’s announcement as a speaker for their Fall webinar and workshop series.

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Sickle Cell Disease Getting the Support it Needs

The Chicago Defender published an article discussing how Sick Cells is an awardee of the GBT ACCEL Grant this year

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Science Might Finally Have a Fix For This Rare Blood Disorder

Ashley Valentine of Sick Cells spoke with OZY Media about sickle cell disease treatments and her hopes for the future of people living with sickle cell.

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Readout from The First Lady’s Roundtable on Improving the Lives of Americans Living with Sickle Cell Disease

First Lady Melania Trump and the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) hosted a roundtable titled “Improving the Lives of Americans Living with Sickle Cell Disease” on Monday September 14, 2020. The participants included U.S. Public Health Service officials, sickle cell patients, and sickle cell advocates including our own Sick Cells’ President and CEO, Ashley Valentine.

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Sickle Cell advocate unexpectedly dies. Family to hold blood drive in his honor. “We have a lot of work to do for his legacy.”

The Chicago Tribune released an article regarding the loss of Sick Cells’ co-founder, Marqus Valentine. 

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The National Black Caucus of State Legislators

Ashley is a Co-Founder and President of Sick Cells nonprofit. She is the youngest sibling of her family.  Her older brother and Co-Founder of Sick Cells, Marqus Valentine, has sickle cell anemia, Hgb ss.

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