Concert To Benefit Sickle Cell Awareness
Saturday, September 07, 2013
CMinorWorld Foundation and the Sickle Cell Community will present Passion of Praise, “Artists Coming Together for a Cause.” The goal of this concert is to raise much needed funds for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee and to raise awareness for an oft forgotten disease during September, national Sickle Cell awareness month.
The concert will be held at Hawkinsville Baptist Church on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event is free and accepts donations. Donations are also accepted online at
Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common inherited blood disorders. The disease primarily affects Africans and African Americans. The hallmark feature of SCD is the pain that it causes and the destruction of organs. Most people who know anything at all about SCD know about the intense physical pain that occurs during what’s known as a “Sickle Cell Crisis.” However, fewer people are aware of the other forms of pain that SCD generates in the lives of those who must live with it. Included in these other forms of pain are the psychological, social and financial struggles that are associated with any chronic disease.