WELCOME TO SCAGO
The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) started as Seed of Life Philanthropic Organization (SOLPO) in memory of a brave young man—Sunday Afolabi—on June 14th, 2005. SCAGO is a leading charitable patient organization providing evidence-based support to families with children, adolescents, and adults, with sickle cell disease across the four regions of the province. It supports clinical research and engages in psycho-social research, health promotion, patient and care providers’ education, community awareness, and the development of best practices guidelines.
Since its establishment, SCAGO has invested 100% of its resources in improving the quality of life of individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease. It engages in evidentiary advocacy on their behalf with the government, schools, and the healthcare system. We rely on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners in our shared mission to improve the lives of Ontarians living with sickle cell disease—and ultimately to find a universal cure for this devastating disease.