Hello Family & Friends,
This year and Sofia and I will be walking to support 52 years of Camp Crescent Moon!! As you may know I work for the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of CA as the Director of Special Projects. In the past few years, I have met many wonderful children and families who struggle with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). These kids and their families have made a tremendous impact in my life and also have given me a new perspective as a parent. I would like to invite you to learn about SCD and Camp Crescent Moon.
Camp Crescent Moon is the nation's first & oldest summer camp for children with sickle cell disease between the ages of 7-14 years. Every year about 100 kids attend camp. Camp Crescent Moon gives kids with sickle cell disease a chance to attend camp for one week and make friends that understand what it’s like to have sickle cell disease. There are even volunteer counselors, nurses, program staff there who have sickle cell disease themselves. The campers are given the opportunity to learn from someone just like them being a positive role model and working hard to provide a happy and safe camp for all of the children.
The next session of camp is scheduled for the week of July 13-20, 2019 at the Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, California.
If you are not familiar with Sickle Cell Disease here are just a few facts:
1. Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic disease, which means anyone can be born with it. Rates do vary by ethnic group and it is found in persons of EVERY ethnic group.
2. Since February 28, 1990 all infants born in California are tested at birth for sickle cell disease and many other genetic diseases, this helps to get early medical care and intervention to the newborns identified with sickle cell disease.
3. There is no cure! A very small percentage of sickle cell disease patients have been cured by a bone marrow transplant. However, about 95% of people with sickle cell disease do not have a match and therefore are not eligible for a bone marrow transplant.
Please consider making a donation in support of Camp Crescent Moon or better yet come out and walk too! Any donation amount is greatly appreciated.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. If you would rather sponsor us offline, cash and checks are accepted too! You can mail your donation to:
SCDFC, 3602 Inland Empire Blvd. Ste., B140 Ontario, CA 91764 .
Please indicate Marlene Espinoza or Sofia Bryant sponsorship on your check.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too.
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page!!
Marlene & Sofia Bryant
Welcome to the "Stomp Out the Stigmas"
WALKATHON EXTRAVAGANZA for Camp Crescent Moon
- Marlene Espinoza