Our founders are parents of a sickle cell warrior so they understand, first hand, the needs of warriors and their caregivers. We want to impact warriors and their families directly. We also want to support health care providers and staff. It’s an absolute necessity to continuously educate our communities through spreading awareness of sickle cell disease.
Our first service project at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in September of 2018 (September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month as well as Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month) was our Super Hero Day Project. We help the children visiting and some who had been admitted to decorate their own pillows and picture frames. We also provided lunch for the children and their families and also the staff.
We will complete a service project each quarter for our children warriors and adult warriors with a goal in the future to increase our service projects to monthly.
Our quarterly service project at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Midlands. We coordinated this with Braden’s visit with Dr. Carla at the center.
Our quarterly service project with Prisma Health Sickle Cell Clinic for our adult warriors. We took on the project to donate blankets to the clinic for each of the warriors they provide service to.
Supporting Our Adult Sickle Cell Warriors
We love meeting our adult sickle cell warriors and hearing their stories. We also want to help them in any way that we can. We choose to provide support where they receive medical care. In Columbia, SC, our adult warriors can receive care at the Prisma Health Infusion Center and the Sickle Cell Home. We are happy to have been able to make quarterly donations of blankets, personal hygiene items, hand sanitizer and other items that a warrior may need while receiving care at these facilities. In the future, we would like to provide pre-packaged care packages that include items that our adult warriors may need when they visit our local Prisma Health Midlands’ Emergency Department or the Infusion Center. You can find out more about the infusion center by clicking here.
Below are some pictures from our most recent donations:
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We love our B Strong Team! Our volunteers have embraced our cause and we are so grateful for their efforts. We continue to look for ways to spread awareness within our community and surrounding communities. Join us!