2023 Sickle Cell Education Day and Awareness Fair: A Sickle Cell-ebration!

Sickle Cell Education Day

Our annual Sickle Cell Disease Education Day and Awareness Fair is an opportunity for patients and families of those with sickle cell disease to gather and learn more about new updates in sickle cell disease treatments, as well as to spread awareness and increase community engagement.

Our theme this year is "A Sickle Cell-ebration!" We will have raffles, games, music, giveaways, and lots of fun activities for kids courtesy of Children's Child Life Specialists, Music Therapists, and volunteers from Georgia Tech. Lunch will be generously provided by Chick-Fil-A.

Additionally, we will have sessions and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • New medications for sickle cell disease
  • Bone marrow transplant and gene therapy
  • New areas of research in sickle cell disease
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Pain management, including complementary and alternative therapies
  • Navigating the school system as a student or parent of a child with sickle cell disease

Art Contest:

Calling all artists! Jambo Books is looking for a special Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center patient to design their September book box cover! This years’ theme is your “Best Day Ever!” We want you to draw some of your favorite things, favorite memories or whatever makes you happy! Just use a regular printer size piece of paper and any coloring medium. Send a picture or scan your image to by August 15 to be entered. ALL entries will be included in Sickle Cell Education Day decorations so mark your calendars to stop by and search for your submission! Reach out to Emma with any further questions!


Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Pediatrics - Front Lawn Area

1400 Tullie Rd, NE Atlanta, GA 30329

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