Esince Management Services, LLC and the Chattanooga Scenic City Sickle Cell Corporation will host a FrockTail Party on Friday, Nov. 30, at Stratton Hall on Broad Street.
A FrockTail Party is a fashion auction. It puts a twist on fundraising by combining cocktails with competitive shopping. The purpose of the organization is to increase the awareness of sickle cell disease and to develop a system of transitional services that will assist adolescents living with sickle cell disease through their transition into adulthood.
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia—a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. Normally, the red blood cells are flexible and round, moving easily through the blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid and sticky and are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These irregularly shaped cells can get stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body. This causes severe pain for the sickle cell client.
Sickle cell disease primarily affects people of African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Asian Indian ancestry. In the United States, sickle cell disease is most often seen in African Americans, in whom the disease occurs in one out of every 500 births and one out of every 36,000 Hispanic births. Sickle cell disease is most common in West and Central Africa, but approximately 70,000 - 100,000 individuals in the United States have it and 3 million have sickle cell trait.
The Chattanooga Scenic City Sickle Cell Corporation will host sickle cell testing annually for people living in Chattanooga and Hamilton County who were born before 1992. The testing sessions will commence Saturday, Feb. 16, 2016. As funding becomes available, additional screenings such as echocardiograms, pulmonary function testing, hearing and visual screenings for the adult sickle cell population will be added. The organization’s commitment to the community could not be complete without financial support through major fundraising.
Cocktail hour and fashion previews begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 during the month of October and $35 in November. Cocktail attire please.
For tickets and additional information call 322-0487 or visit frocktail.esincemanagement.net.