The SCAGO engages in various awareness activities in the Southeastern region not limited to the proclamation of June 19 as World Sickle Cell Day in Ottawa and the city hall illumination in Kingston to celebrate June 19. Other activities of the SCAGO to raise awareness around sickle cell disease (SCD) and sickle cell trait (SCT) are listed below:
- To ensure there is a safe and adequate supply of phenotype-matched blood for individuals with SCD, we organize blood donation drives at the University of Ottawa, Carlton University, Ottawa, and Queen’s University, Kingston.
- To reduce ignorance around SCT and SCD among young people, we engage our student volunteers to share information leaflets, bracelets, mugs, sweaters, and other awareness materials across the southeastern universities and the southeastern broader community.
- Marathon events: We hold various fundraising events including marathons to raise awareness and vital funds for the organization.
Interested in volunteering with us to support awareness activities in the southeastern region, please complete the volunteer application form here
To download or read some of our awareness information materials, please visit here