What is artSPEAKS?

The artSPEAKS Program encourages sickle cell kids of all ages and their families to share their creative talents with the world. Participants create powerful and compelling works that express the pain, struggles, triumphs and hopes of living with sickle cell disease and trait.

Who can participate
in an artSPEAKS session?

  • Children with sickle cell disease or trait*
  • Adults with sickle cell disease or trait
    and their children*
*Family members, especially siblings, are encouraged to participate.

Our artSPEAKS Partners

  • Nemours duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C.
  • Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Stomp Out Sickle Cell Annual Walkathon, Washington, D.C.

Our Arts Organization Partners


help spread awareness of sickle cell disease
get educated on sickle cell disease and your options
artspeaks program gives sickle cell families a voice

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