Sickle Cell Community Awareness Day May 19 | Richmond Free Press

The VCU Health Sickle Cell Disease Program is partnering with the Richmond Fire Department and Fire Station 14 to host a Sickle Cell Community Awareness Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Pollard Park in North Side.

Comedian Micah “Bam Bamm” White will emcee the event that will feature food and beverages, a fire truck display and children’s bounce house, games and giveaways and a petting zoo. Entertainment will be provided by RVA Has Talent, a local entertainment agency.

Pollard Park is located at Brookland Park Boulevard and Chamberlayne Avenue near the fire station.

Sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that can cause stroke, pain, infections and other symptoms, has a deep foothold in the African-American community.

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