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Hands Up


Date: June 18, 2023


Location: DeFremery Park in Oakland

Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm

"Ignite an Era of Renewed Awareness to 

Sickle Cell Disease"

Advocacy and empowerment


June 3, 2023

11am - 1 pm

Dr. Mark Walters, Christelle Salomon, Jimi Olaghere

UCSF and Client

Panel/Stem & Gene Therapy

Next Meeting:





This program is supported via a grant from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (affiliated with Pfizer)

Key Events to Note!​​

We are hosting a Sign n' Wine in Emeryville, CA at Rob Ben's Restaurant & Lounge from 4pm to 8pm.
  • Sign n' Wine  -  June 17, 2023

  • Health & Wellness Walk/Fair  -  June 18, 2023

Who Are We?

Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness of San Francisco (SCAASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that came into existence in 2014 after our founder's son Kareem M. Jones passed away in 2013 from complications with sickle cell disease. 

Our Mission

Broaden public awareness about sickle cell disease

Advocate for clients and families for access to quality compassionate healthcare

Educate to empower

Establish a comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Care & Resource center in the Bay Area for people living with sickle cell disease to improve care and relations.

Partnership/ Sponsor

To bring change, we need your help.

Join us in making the everlasting impact.


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Clinical hold put on experimental sickle cell treatment FTX-6058

February 2023

Briquilimab improves success of stem cell transplant in 3 patients

February 2023

Clinical Trials At UCSF

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is running a dozen clinical trials for people with sickle cell disease.


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