Sickle Cell Anemia Banquet
The Northeast Louisiana Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation annual banquet was held September 12 at the Monroe Civic Center. The foundation banquet is held each year to raise funds for the foundation’s efforts to battle Sickle Cell Anemia.
Some 300,000 children are born a year with Sickle Cell Anemia, a hereditary blood disorder in which blood cells take on a rigid, sickle shape. The disease is usually manageable with treatment and care, but many times sufferers can develop life-threatening complications.
The Northeast Louisiana Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation provides genetic screening, counseling services, referral services and support groups. Money raised by the foundation goes to support those services.