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HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING TO
SHINE THE LIGHT IN 2024

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WCTX-TV, New Haven – Press release mention

 

Cornerstone Baptist Church, Wilmington – Juneteenth Blood Drive and Marquee Illumination in Red

Delaware News Journal, Wilmington – Article

U.S. Office of Minority Health –  June Health Equity Link Mention

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. – Outreach

Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Portland – Instagram Post

Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore – Illumination in Red

Johns Hopkins University Hospital – Dome, Baltimore – Illumination in Red

University of Maryland Medical Center, Capital Region, Largo – Illumination in Red

University of Maryland Medical Center, Bowie – Illumination in Red

University of Maryland Medical Center, Laurel – Illumination in Red

WYPR, Baltimore – Interview

The Green Ambassador, Baltimore – Interview

iHeart Media, WCAO, Baltimore – Interview

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Headquarters – Outreach

University of Maryland Medical Center, Homer Gudelsky Building, Baltimore – Illumination in Red

University of Maryland Medical Center, Midtown Outpatient Tower, Baltimore – Illumination in Red

Project Spirit Sickle Cell – Table at the Annual Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival and Health Fair, Potomac

Camden Yards, Baltimore – Illumination in Red

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Baltimore – Illumination in Red

Macedonia United Methodist Church, Gambrills – Illumination in Red

Christopher Gipson Sickle Celll Moya-Moya Foundation, Memorial site of Christopher D. Gipson – Illumination in Red

Boston City Hall – Illumination in Red

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Headquarters, Boston – Illumination in Red

NAACP, Manchester Branch – Instagram Post

Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey – Sickle Cellabration

Novo Nordisk U.S. Headquarters, Plainsboro Township – Illumination in Red

City of Plainfield – Proclamation

Plainfield City Hall – Illumination in Red

Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network, New York City – 16th Annual World Sickle Cell Day Conference

New York Health + Hospitals Queens – Sickle Cell Trailblazers:  Illuminating Hope for a Brighter Future

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Pavilion, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Building Owners Management Association – Philadelphia – Calendar Mention

PECO Building – Crown Lights, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Lits Building, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

One and Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Symphony House Condominiums, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

FMC Tower, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Cira Centre, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Franklin Square Fountain, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Franklin Institute,  Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

St. Joseph’s University – Hawk Hill Campus, Barbelin Hall Tower, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

Boathouse Row, Philadelphia – Illumination in Red

iHeart Media, Power 99, WDAS – Interview

Anemia Falciforme Puerto Rico – Shine the Light on Sickle Cell Dinner
Rhode Island State House – Illumination in Red

WPRI-TV, Providence – Press release mention

VI Sickle Cell Parent Support Group, VI Department of Health, St. Thomas, St. Croix – Shine the Light on Sickle Cell Candlelight Walk

VermontBiz, South Burlington – Media mention

WVNY-TV, Colchester – Press release mention

Sickle Cell Association (Norfolk), Eastern Shore of Virginia – Annual Juneteenth Celebration: Shine the Light on Sickle Cell and A Tribute to Fathers

Shore Daily News, Eastern Shore of Virginia – Article

Cape Charles Mirror – Article

WAVY-TV, Portsmouth – Press release mention

WFXR-TV, Roanoke – Press release mention

WRIC-TV, Richmond – Press release mention

WTRF-TV, Wheeling – Press release mention

WOWK-TV, Charleston – Press release mention

WBOY-TV, Clarksburg – Press release mention

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. National Headquarter, Decatur, Georgia – Outreach

INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH SCD IN THE U.S.

HOSPITALIZATIONS ANNUALLY DUE TO SCD IN THE U.S.

NEW DRUGS APPROVED BY FDA SINCE 2017

GENE THERAPIES APPROVED BY THE FDA