19th ANNUAL WALTER E. BRANDON SICKLE CELL 5K WALK/RUN
“A New Way….. A New Day”
(PHILADELPHIA, PA. 8/15/2016)- The 19th Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run fundraiser sponsored by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter and AFSCME District Council 33 will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016, 7:00 am - 12 noon in Fairmount Park at Belmont Avenue and North Concourse Drive, Philadelphia, PA. 19131 (across from Please Touch Museum).
Founded in 1998 in memory of our agency co-founder, Walter E. Brandon, this event has served as a platform to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, along with the importance of getting tested. Reverend Brandon lived with sickle cell disease, which influenced his life’s work. Due to his dedication, love and compassion for adults and children living with the illness, the 5K walk/run was named in his honor.
The Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run will feature a morning kick-off program; bell ringing ceremony to remember those who have passed away; 5K walk/run; wellness pavilion; health screenings; community resources/information; children’s activities; award ceremony for top female/ male runners in each age group; music, entertainment and refreshments. The walk/run is a rain or shine event. Online registration for individuals and teams is available at: http://ww.firstgiving.com/sicklecellphiladelphia/ or at http://ww.sicklecelldisorder.com/.
WHAT: 19th ANNUAL WALTER E. BRANDON SICKLE CELL 5K WALK/RUN
WHEN: Saturday September 24, 2016
TIME: Registration 7:00 am/Opening Ceremony 7:15 am/ Run Kick-Off 8:30 am
Walk Kick-Off 8:35 am
REGISTRATION FEE: $30.00 per person for all walkers and runners (includes t-shirt)
REGISTRATION FEE: $10.00 per person for children 12 years old and under (includes t-shirt)
FREE REGISTRATION: All individuals with sickle cell disease (Optional t-shirt $10.00)
T- SHIRT ONLY: $10.00
The Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run is a major fundraiser for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter to support programming that will assist the needs of individuals and families living with sickle cell disease. For more information: visit our website at www.sicklecelldisorder.com or contact the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter at 215-471-8686.
Contact: Zemoria Brandon, Media Relations Coordinator
Phone: 215-471-8686 (office) or 267-241-5338 (cell)