This past Saturday, September 14th, our Program Director, Kepler, headed over to Franklin park to meet up with Jackie Haley and Del Farrell and take part in The Annual Walk For Sickle Cell. The Greater Boston Sickle Cell Association hosts this event every September to mark National Sickle Cell Month.
In addition to the 5K walk/run, the day also included opportunities for health screenings, food and drink, live performances and fun activities for kids.
Kepler was there to let the community know about Next Step and the free community and mentorship programs that we offer young people living with Sickle Cell Disease. We were able to make a lot of good connections with the young people and their families.