Sickle Cycle is on the rise!

June 27, 2019

Charlotte Curtis was diagnosed at birth with Sickle Cell Disease (SC). Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that blocks the flow of oxygen throughout the body which causes many complications, including organ damage.

Growing up, Charlotte was active in the Sickle Cell community and had a desire to bring more awareness about the illness. After having an impactful career as an Appointee in President Barack Obama’s Administration, Charlotte created Sickle Cycle in May of 2017. Sickle Cycle is an organization dedicated to advocacy and awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. Since its inception, Sickle Cycle has raised thousands of dollars to support sickle cell research and programs.

Charlotte recently launched The Sickle Cycle Podcast, which is a monthly conversation about all things related to the inherited blood disorder. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, the June episode features world-renowned Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong.

Dr. Ohene-Frempong is Director Emeritus of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and President of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana. Dr. Ohene-Frempong discusses the history of Sickle Cell Disease and how this illness has guided his life, personally and professionally.

As we celebrated World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on June 19, Charlotte’s continued goal is to educate the world on ways to help improve the quality of life for those living with this illness. More information about the podcast can be found at the following link: