The 2020 edition of the annual Sickle Cell Fundraiser organized by Meesha C. Saxton Fund (MCS~Fund) to raise money and create awareness about the disease will be held on June 19th, WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY. With the theme “Unmasking Sickle Cell,” this year’s edition of the event will be a bit different as it will be a virtual Fundraiser on social media platforms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MCS~Fund under the umbrella of KINCAID’S KINDRED SPIRITS, INC. (KKS) “Citizens for Healthy Living” was established to provide financial assistance to individuals affected by Sickle Cell Anemia. The Sickle Cell Fundraiser will be a Virtual GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA 2020 to be broadcast live on most social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the KAZ Radio TV Network our “Title Sponsor” from 6:30 PM through to 8:30 PM on June 19th, 2020. The live event will feature performing acts like skits, musical numbers, and dancers as the organizers will highlight several ways of making a tax-deductible contribution to help support the awareness of the disease. Please Register on Eventbrite to receive give-a-ways and surprises.
Sickle cell anemia is one of the most deadly and unfortunately misunderstood diseases in the world. According to a recent report by Novartis AG, about 6.4 million people are living with the disease as of 2019, with over an 300 million people having the sickle-cell trait. Patients often suffer from various acute and chronic complications, with many of them having a high mortality rate. No readily available cure has been identified, requiring patients to constantly manage the condition to lead a happy and productive life. Unfortunately, managing sickle cell anemia can be expensive, complicated, and sometimes overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. This is where MCS~FUND is making a difference by helping those individuals financially.
The organization aims to raise unrestricted funds for Sickle Cell Anemia patients while offering them all the necessary assistance through Supportive Services & Advocacy. The MCS~Fund was birthed as a result of Teresa S. McCurry’s daughter, Meesha C. Saxton. Meesha was born with Sickle Cell Disease on October 17, 1995 and sadly, due to complications and the miseducation of this disease, she passed away on December 24, 1996.
The MCS ~Fund aims to relieve the burden and be a blessing particularly to low income and underserved populations through donated personal gifts and support from fundraising efforts. The organization provides client assistance with utilities, rent, food, medical supplies, transportation, and everyday basic needs.
(MCS~Fund) appreciates all the donations from all well-meaning individuals and organizations.
For more information about the organization, the fundraiser, and how to be a part of this admirable life-saving initiative, please visit – https://www.MCS4scd.org/.