A Month to Make a Change
Last updated: October 2022
September 1 marks the beginning of Sickle Cell Awareness Month! Our theme for this year is "Change Makers of Sickle Cell," so we will be highlighting warriors in the community who are using their voices and talents to reduce stigma, support fellow sicklers, and pave the way for a better future.
Ready to become a change maker? We have simple tools to connect with others affected by sickle cell and to get more involved.
Enter our Change Makers Bundle Giveaway
The Giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest!
We curated books and products from businesses and entrepreneurs that have a personal connection to sickle cell disease. You can enter our giveaway until September 30. One winner will be randomly selected to win this package. You can also earn an additional entry for sharing your story.
Ready to earn that bonus entry?
Sharing a story from your or your loved one's journey can provide more than just an extra spot in our giveaway. It also can encourage someone else! Warriors from all over the world visit our site and find hope and inspiration from our community.
In fact, in one of our site surveys about what content users want to see more of, "stories about living with sickle cell" is currently the most selected option!
What content do you want to see more of?
Don't know where to start? Here are some topic ideas:
- What challenges have you overcome?
- How has sickle cell shaped your life?
- Have medicines or alternative methods helped manage your symptoms?
Support the sickle cell community
You are the expert on all things sickle cell. Be part of a community that will not doubt your pain or ignore your concerns. Visit our Community Page, where you can see trending topics, join a forum, or read what others are talking about.
Follow us on social media
Follow us to participate in prompts, share our giveaway, and get the latest details on awareness month activities. Don't forget to tag us! We want to see how you are raising awareness all month long.
Join our Change Makers Instagram Live
We will be hosting an Instagram Live event with published authors and sickle cell health leaders Andressa Hunsel, Elle Cole, and Jenica Leah! The live chat will start on September 21st at 8:00 pm EST. You won't want to miss hearing each of their journeys of overcoming barriers to be a voice for change.
What awareness month activities do you plan to get involved in?
Are you interested in connecting with other sickle cell warriors?