Sickle Cell Foundation in Nevada

#MakeSickleCellPopular
#SickleCellAwareness
#DreamingOfACure

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Project Description

 

Dreamsicle Kids Foundation's mission is to be apart of the advancement of education awareness and support for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Nevada. Dreamsickle Kids Foundation aims to #MakeSickleCellPopular  in NV and beyond so that people across America will support finding a cure for this dibilating disease.

Nevada has many barriers when it comes to minority health. One major area is the health care and access to medical care and resources for those with SCD. Until the creation of Dreamsickle Kids Foundation , there was no active organization in Nevada to advocate for SCD. SCD is a rare genetic blood disorder that affects 100k Americans ,majority being of African decent. 1/12 African American babies are born with the Sickle Cell Trait making them likely to mate with another carrier thus making a child with SCD. This disease causes shorter lifespan, stroke, infections because of weakened immune system,  unbearable pain which can lead to immobility for some. 

As of 2018 there are no accurate numbers as to how many people actually have SCD or Sickle Cell Trait. The last numbers are from 2007  from CDC for NV which put it at 500.  Dreamsickle plans to work to get a current count of people living in NV with SCD or SCT. The number is surely more than 500 with the risising cost of living in CA many people are relocating to NV. Many choose other states because of the poor health care management for people with SCD in NV.

Dreamsickle  hosts charity walks and events in NV to raise awareness for SCD. We also participate in blood drives with Red Cross and have a good relationship with Be the Match in order to get people to register to be bone marrow donors as bone marrow transplant it currently one of the only cures for SCD. Blood transfusions help improve the quality of  life for people living with SCD. Dreamsickle Kids is also on yhe committee to assist the only hematologist in NV that treats children with SCD in creating a Sickle Cell State Action Plan for NV to bring more health services to NV for the treatment of those with SCD. Dreamsickle has also been invited to assist a NV politician with drafting a Sickle Cell bill. Dreamsickle Kids hopes to foster long term change for the NV Sickle Cell population.

The foundation was created by myself, a single mom of 2 with one child who suffers from SCD. Since its creation in April 2018, most efforts to promote  awareness and participate in events to further the SCD awareness agenda come from my own personal income.  I belive Dreamsickle can do more and reach more people if we had more funding. Our ultimate goal is to have a brick and motar facility for families to come to for assistance,support ,and education.

  • Dreamsickle Board
  • Georgene Glass-President
  • Jennifer Riddle- Director
  • Jasmine Grafton-Director
  • Nykollette  Boyd -Executive Director
  • Thank You in Advance for Your Support of our efforts to #MakeSickleCellPopular 

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will there be updates sent on the progress of Dreamaickle Kids Campaign? A. Dreamsickle will update its contributors on the progress being made to get more support and resources in Nevada for Sickle Cell.
  • Can I donate to Dreamsickle Kids after the campaign is closed? A. You can support Dreamsickle Kids Foundation directly through our website at www.dreamsicklekids.org anytime after the campaign ends.
  • How can I learn more about Sickle Cell Disease? A. There are many resources available online thay provide in depth information on Sickle Cell Disease, you can also visit our weside www.dreamsicklekids.org, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @dreamsicklekids , or check our Facebook page at Dreamsickle Kids Foundation for bites of information on Sickle Cell as well.

 

 

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Your donation of 500 gets a personal thank you on our website with your name or logo,a link to your website , a thank you on all our social media accounts. Up to 3 Dreamsickle TShirts.

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$5,000
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Thank Yoi on Website and link added to site, Blog post to thank for contribution,Social Media thank you/shout out,Tshirts (up to 10) ,2% equity in Dreamsickle Foundation

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$10,000
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Website thank you, social media thank you, link to your website, blog post to thank for contribution,5% equity in Dreamsickle Kids Foundation,Tshirts (up to 15) 

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$15,000
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With your generous donation 0f 15000 or more you will recive up to 20 TShirts, Website thank you and link to yoir business or personal website included,social media thank you/exposure,blog post to thank for contribution,7% equity in Dreamsickle Kids Foundation.

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$20,000
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With your generous donation you will recieve a website thank you with your link included,social media exposure/thank you, logo on tshirt for Sickle Cell walk in September 2019, 10%equity in Dreamsickle Kids Foundation, up to 25 Dreamsickle tshirts,a peronal blog post thank you.

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$25
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We would like to thank you for your donation to help us #MakeSickleCellPopular in NV

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$50
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Thank you for your donation to help #MakeSickleCellPopular  in Nevada and across America

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$75
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Thank you, your donation goes towards helping the 100,000 Americans suffering from Sickle Cell Disease

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$100
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Thank you. Because of your support, Dreamsickle will he able to directly help people in NV that are suffering or impacted by Sickle Cell Disease .

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

0 Supporters
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$500
Thank You and Dreamsickle Shirt

Your donation of 500 gets a personal thank you on our website with your name or logo,a link to your website , a thank you on all our social media accounts. Up to 3 Dreamsickle TShirts.

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$5,000
Site,Social Thank You,TShirts,Equity

Thank Yoi on Website and link added to site, Blog post to thank for contribution,Social Media thank you/shout out,Tshirts (up to 10) ,2% equity in Dreamsickle Foundation

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$10,000
Equity,Website/Social Media Exposure,TSh

Website thank you, social media thank you, link to your website, blog post to thank for contribution,5% equity in Dreamsickle Kids Foundation,Tshirts (up to 15) 

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$15,000
Equity,Website/Social Media Exposure,TSh

With your generous donation 0f 15000 or more you will recive up to 20 TShirts, Website thank you and link to yoir business or personal website included,social media thank you/exposure,blog post to thank for contribution,7% equity in Dreamsickle Kids Foundation.

0 Supporters
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$20,000
Equity,Website/Social Media Exposure,TSh

With your generous donation you will recieve a website thank you with your link included,social media exposure/thank you, logo on tshirt for Sickle Cell walk in September 2019, 10%equity in Dreamsickle Kids Foundation, up to 25 Dreamsickle tshirts,a peronal blog post thank you.

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$25
Thank You

We would like to thank you for your donation to help us #MakeSickleCellPopular in NV

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$50
Thank You

Thank you for your donation to help #MakeSickleCellPopular  in Nevada and across America

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$75
Thank You

Thank you, your donation goes towards helping the 100,000 Americans suffering from Sickle Cell Disease

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$100
Thank You

Thank you. Because of your support, Dreamsickle will he able to directly help people in NV that are suffering or impacted by Sickle Cell Disease .

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