2018 “Run for Sickle Cell’

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The 6th Edition of The 15 kilometers road race ‘Run for Sickle Cell’  held at Nyangoma Secondary School. Kogelo Siaya County on 20th October 2018 in Siaya County was a successful event aimed at raising funds for community based programs to supplement efforts in provision of medical support for sickle cell patients.

The event is creating a niche among runners because of its community offerings and the fact that it serves as a fundraiser to help curb the dangers of Sickle Cell

The Run For Sickle Cell has had a positive impact on the community since its inauguration  by H.E. The First lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta. The initiatives efforts to promote a lifestyle of physical activity and national cohesion are notable and goes beyond providing an opportunity or people to run in a race or drawing visitors. The impact is the benefit to residents in their daily lives

Your involvement plays into a larger impact on the lives of those affected by this disease. SOWO Chairman, Mr Peter Oduor expressed his gratitude to both individuals and corporate participants for their relentless effort in the fight against Sickle Cell during the event

SOWO SICKLE CELL CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTARY

The current sickle cell prevalence study conducted by Ministry of Health from February 2014 – March 2015 shows that 17% of Kenyans have a sickle cell trait and 2% have the sickle cell disease. read more

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