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Advocacy and Empowerment Program

Advocacy is a process.

Self Advocacy is the ability to articulate one's needs & make informed decisions about the support necessary to meet those needs.

Empowerment is preparing people to take control.

  • Do you know anyone or does someone in your family have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)?

  • Are you a caregiver or advocate? 

This is the program for you!

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Victor Reynolds 

Victor Reynolds was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. After graduating from Saint Ignatius College Prep, he went on to study computer science and earned his Bachelor's from the University of La Verne in La Verne CA. After playing basketball for his high school and college teams, he went on to play Semi-professional basketball in San Francisco. While playing semi-professional basketball, he worked a day job as a software engineer in the video game industry and coached basketball for the San Francisco Champions, an AAU basketball program that he is also a founder of. After working in the video game industry for 10 years, Victor went from a part-time land investor to a full-time an entrepreneur. Using his extensive coaching and basketball background, he was able to find success in entrepreneurship as well as teach and mentor others looking to achieve the same success. As an author, business and mindset coach, he has used his experience and training to create a formula for success that he has been teaching to his players and clients. You can see more of his work at

Schedule (Presenter List):

All of the presenters have been confirmed.

*Upon completion of attending several sections program you can receive a Health and Wellness Backpack filled with assorted essentials you can utilize when going to the hospital, during your stay at the hospital and when you are leaving the hospital. You must register in advance for all meetings either through our email reminders or the registration button found at the top of this page.*

Items inside the backpack include:

  • Blanket 

  • Water Bottle 

  • Journals 

  • Pen

  • Hertz Nazaire Coloring Book

  • 50 Coloring Pencils

  • Mindfulness links/recording - Jason

Program Details:

Location: Virtual Only on Zoom

Meetings Times: 11am – ~1pm


In January 2020 SCAASF launched the Advocacy and Empowerment Program (AEP) with sessions once a month at the South Beach Harbor Community room located 3 blocks from AT&T Ballpark in San Francisco. 


The program is created for all stakeholders (clients, caregivers, medical students, medical professionals and advocates). It is designed to explore advocacy and educate to be empowered. 


The Advocacy and Empowerment Program is comprised of two primary segments.

  • The first portion of the webinar is designed to introduce the audience to core educational content and the exploration of self-advocacy.

  • The second portion of the webinar is the implementation of the educational content learned, with journaling, some role playing, along with discussions pertaining to real-world experiences.

  • There will be a variety of presenters’ clients, nurses, physicians and key professionals sharing and discussing issues to engage attendees.