Sickle Cell Awareness Month: The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation Holds SCAFlympics at AMAC!

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The ‘Know Your Genotype’ Campaign (KYGC) Continues Its Tour Through Abuja

The Know Your Genotype Campaign (KYGC) continues throughout Abuja up until October. The next stop is AMAC!! KYGC, a free genotype testing campaign headed by the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) to encourage all Abuja residents to get tested and know their genotype.

The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation, a registered Non-Governmental Organization, founded June 2010, aims at creating awareness of the Sickle Cell disease, the effect it has on our society, developing measures aimed at limiting and possibly eradicating the complications of this conditions’

After carrying out a survey throughout the FCT, SCAF discovered that approximately 25% of persons resident in Abuja had never heard of Sickle Cell Anaemia while 46.5% do not know their genotype, hence the launch of the KYG campaign.

The Sickle Cell Aid Foundation invites all residents of Abuja to SCAFlympics, a fun sports day for both adults and children with Mini-Olympics, Games, Sales and Most Importantly FREE GENOTYPE TESTING for EVERYONE as part of the KNOW YOUR GENOTYPE CAMPAIGN (KYG), sponsored by Airtel, Red Cross, iBlend, Medicaid, Klub Vaniti and Jaguda.com.

Venue: Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja
Date: September 22nd”

Time: 11am – 7pm

Be part of the fun!

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