Social Good Fund; The Crescent Cell – Sickle Cell Warrior Challenge

Date grant awarded: July 8, 2018

The Crescent Cell is a fiscally sponsored project by the Social Good Fund. The mission of The Crescent Cell is to provide awareness and support for sickle cell disease, beginning in Connecticut and other locations in New England. The project collaborates with local hospitals, sickle cell groups, and schools to build the youth and community engagement needed to impact the sickle cell cycle.

Students in the schools that are visited are given information on what sickle cell is, how it is genetically inherited, and how they can get involved. Similarly, The Crescent cell partners with local hospitals serving sickle cell patients to promote stories, build advocacy, and to share coping resources. Grant funds awarded will be used to extend school outreach, to purchase awareness materials, and for program expenses.