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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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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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October Newsletter

Happy November! With the end of conference season, it’s been fulfilling to see so many familiar faces and connect virtually with the sickle cell disease (SCD) community in meaningful ways. We’re always reminded of how special this community is and the wonderful work that’s being done…

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September Newsletter (2021)

Hello, Autumn! With Sickle Cell Awareness Month coming to an end, that means we’re also saying “so long” to another hot summer. From blood drives to Summits to Project SCoviD, summer ’21 was a busy one for Sick Cells, and we’re gearing up for a packed fall. This month, we’ll share the latest conferences you should have on your radar, show you how we’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and recap some project SCoviD updates.

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August Newsletter (2021)

As we close out a hot August, we’re on the cusp of a very important time for sickle cell disease (SCD) warriors, caregivers and advocates across the nation — Sickle Cell Awareness Month! Every September, voices come together to raise awareness for sickle cell and the needs of the community. While many advocate year round, we are excited to raise our voices and propel positive change all month long.

This month, we’ll share the latest updates from Project SCoviD, highlight today’s Coverage for SCD Summit and conferences to have on your radar. We’ll have some News You Can Use, but first…

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July Newsletter (2021)

We cannot let July end without wishing a very Happy Heavenly Birthday to our winged warrior and co-founder, Marqus. To honor Marqus’s legacy, Sick Cells hosted its second annual Celebration of Life Blood Drive. Read more about the event here!

This month, we’ll discuss our quickly approaching Coverage for SCD Summit and the latest updates from Project SCoviD. We’ll have some News You Can Use, but first…

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