Become a Sickle Cell Advocate
Want to be an advocate for Sickle Cell Advocacy Day? It’s easy! All you need is a Twitter account and the hashtag “#SpeakOnSickleCellObama” to send to his Twitter account “@BarackObama”. With a few tweets per day from each of you, we can create wave of awareness for Sickle Cell Disease.
About the S.O.S. Campaign
If the most powerful man in the U.S. acknowledged Sickle Cell, think of how many lives this would affect. Think of how many more people would get tested for the Sickle Cell gene. Think of the initiative researchers and scientists would take to find a cure. Think of the voice this would give to those who suffer from the disease.
The S.O.S Campaign will commence on April 15th, 2015 – on Sickle Cell Advocacy Day. Our goal is to grab President Obama’s attention and have him Speak On Sickle-cell for World Sickle Cell Awareness Day – June 19th, 2015.
One line from Obama is all we need to change the fate of Sickle Cell Disease.
About Sickle Cell
Pain is the first word somebody would use to describe Sickle Cell Disease. It’s a pain that is debilitating and often requires the strength of the toughest narcotics to tame.
Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic disorder in the world. It is widespread across the world and across all walks of life. However, this condition is so neglected that several people who carry the gene won’t ever know they’re a carrier until they have a child born with Sickle Cell Disease.
There are at least 100,000 Americans living with Sickle Cell Disease, and 2.5 millions carrying the trait; and in other parts of the world these numbers are exponentially larger.
Help us raise awareness for this neglected disease!
Copy and Tweet any of the options below:
RETWEET: PLEASE, Join and Support Sickle Cell by Retweeting #SpeakOnSickleCellObama @BarackObama #PresSOS
RETWEET: Sickle Cell is the most common hereditary blood disorder known to man. #SpeakOnSickleCellObama @BarackObama
RETWEET: 1000 babies are born with sickle cell in the US alone annually.
RETWEET: The average life expectancy for someone living with sickle cell is 40 years of age.
RETWEET: Babies as young as two years of age are known to have fatal strokes due to sickle cell.
REMEMBER! HASHTAG TO USE: #speakonsicklecellobama 🙂