SICKLE CELL AWARNESS FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.35 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 10803 164TH Pl % Merlene Smith-Sotillo Jamaica NY 11433 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

my experience towards this sickle cell awareness, was a brief i have learnt the true meaning of sickle cell, my experience was your signs and a way to cure this disease.

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In many ways by me teaching people who has this common illness.

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i would try to find a cure for it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

SCAF is doing great work in the community, raising awareness and providing much-needed resources. Ms. Merlene Sotillo and Mr. Molino Sotillo work so diligently to run the organization with love and expertise.

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working with Merlene.

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provide them with more funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

my name is molino .I have two grown kids with sickle cell Disease.I got involved with scaf about four years ago.because of my personnal experience with there up bringing i volunteer with the foundation as the event oganizer to provide comprehensive health sducation,counseling testing services while striving to improve the quality of life for clients and their families.Merlene is doing a wonderful job increasing knowledge to those who may not be informed about the disease.

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By introducing support group bringing awareness about sickle cell disease.

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The organization is doing a wonderfull job at this time

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Rating: 5 stars  

There is so much to say about the Sickle-Cell Awareness Foundation Inc. and the great work that they have been perfoming community wise. Not only are they working on expanding the community knowledge base about how Sickle-Cell affects, individuals on a daily basis but how to better take care of oneself. As they work on generating support by promoting, walks, blood drives, & bike-a-thons amongst many other things. Through they are working on establishing community support, and generating constructive feedback throught the hospital system to get sicklers the help they need if they have to go to the ER. With all this in sight the founders are not stopping there they are constantly looking for new ways to improve their services both here an abroad...

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helped planned different activities.

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I would like to help with more blood drives

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Rating: 4 stars  

With so many in our community affected by sickle cell it's great to have a foundation out there to educate. Mrs. Sotillo and her team have done an excellent job in getting the word out there about sickle cell awareness. Through her own personal family experience ,and tireless research from various doctor I have watched this organization grow tremendously within the past three years.

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Seeing the results in fundraisers. The scholarships provided to the youth.

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I would not make any changes to this organization.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

THIS ORGANIZATION IS BEAUITFUL, IT IS HELPING PEOPLE TO KNOW THE REAL CAUSE OF WHAT SICKEL CELL IS ALL ABOUT AND HELPING THOSE WHO HAVE THE DISESE TO COPE,

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I MAKE BANNERS AND TEE SHIRT'S TO SPREAD THE WORD OUT TO THE PUBLIC, AND SEE THE RESPONSE OF PEOPLE TRY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SICKLE CELL. THE LEADERS ARE GREAT PEOPLE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE DAY WITH THERE FIGHT THEY FIND THE CURE TO THIS DESESE,

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I THINK THIS ORGANIZATION IS WONDERFUL AND IS DOING GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY, THE ONLY THING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS MORE PEOPLE COMEING OUT TO SUPORT THE CAUSE.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Merlene Sotillo is an indefatigable President and Chief Executive Oficer of the Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation Int. who strives very hard to keep the organization in the public's eye. She knows first-hand about sickle-cell disease through her education and because she has nursed members of her family through bouts of it. The organization grants scholarships to students and gives Christmas parties to children, and this is done from funds which are obtained from its membership and through fund-raising activities as theater parties. It is visible to the community by the health fairs, 5K runs and blood drives which it conducts. This association is so far-reaching that it holds blood drives in Trinidad and Tobago.

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I attended last year's Christmas party.

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I have no plans to make changes to this organization.

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