Newsletters

Every month, you can count on a carefully curated
Newsletter from the Sick Cells team.

We do our best to round up the latest in treatment and policy news, spotlight SCD warriors,
and give you a Minute with Marqus. Sign up for our newsletter to ensure you get your
monthly dose of sickle cell news.

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November Newsletter (2022)

This month, we’re reflecting on a special Thanksgiving message from Marqus from 2013, some exciting events, and some news you can use.

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October Newsletter (2022)

This month, we have our Minute With Marqus, a fun event, and a trip to the Hill.

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September Newsletter (2022)

As we close out Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Pain Awareness Month, check out a minute with Marqus, information about an exciting fundraiser, a trip to the Hill and more!

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August Newsletter (2022)

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. All month long, our community of individuals living with sickle cell disease, their caregivers, advocates, healthcare providers, and others come together to bring awareness to the disease.

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July Newsletter (2022)

This month we celebrate our co-founder, Marqus, with our Celebration of Life Blood Drive, announce our Coverage for SCD Summit, and more!

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June Newsletter (2022)

This month we celebrated our 3rd annual Remembrance Week, announced an award, shared some new content, and more!

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May Newsletter (2022)

Each May, we honor nurses and the invaluable role they play in our lives during National Nurses Week (May 6-May 12). This month, we revisit a message from Marqus to nurses…

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April Newsletter (2022)

This month, read on to catch a Minute with Marqus (and Chewy!), this month’s highlights, and some links we think you’ll like.

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March Newsletter (2022)

We’ve always been a believer in strength in numbers. Our mission cannot be fulfilled alone. It takes a community coming together to make positive change. We’re forever grateful for Marqus’s wisdom. Read about this month’s highlights and some news you can use!

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February Newsletter (2022)

This month, Sick Cells established its federal policy priorities for the year (more details, below) and we couldn’t help but think of Marqus’s passion for advocacy. Marqus was passionate about raising awareness in all ways from personal one-to-one peer relationship to advocating at the state and national level. Read more about it as well as this month’s highlights, Faces of SCD Campaign, and some news you can use.

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January 2022- A New Year And A Fresh Newsletter Look From Sick Cells!

New year, new newsletter! We hope you love our fresh look!

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December Newsletter (2021)

Hello, 2022! As we close out the year, we took time to reflect on yet another year of progression within the sickle cell disease community. The year was also met with more uncertainty amid the pandemic and challenges. Nevertheless, we continued to move forward. We listened, learned, grew and took steps to continue building a better future for those living with sickle cell, and the wider rare disease community. 

This month, we are presenting our favorite milestones from 2021. While there were plenty more than five moments—and they’re listed in no particular order—team Sick Cells thought these were worth highlighting. We’ll have some News You Can Use…but first, a special Minute With Marqus featuring our Co-Founder and President, Ashley Valentine. 

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November Newsletter (2021)

Happy Giving Tuesday! It’s incredible to believe we’re almost through another year. We’re so grateful for all of our supporters from advocates to sponsors to monthly donors — our mission couldn’t be fulfilled with you!

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