News & Updates
Beginning in September 2016:
The brand new MLK Jr. Outpatient Center for Adults with
Sickle Cell Disease
Adults with Sickle Cell Disease can now get the care we have always wanted!
The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California (SCDCF) is proud to announce that LA County Department of Health Services will be offering clinical services specifically tailored to meet the needs of adults with SCD at the MLK Jr. Outpatient Center beginning in September 2016.
The clinical services are provided in response to the great need in Los Angeles, where a majority of California adults with SCD live.
Clinic will be open
• MLK Outpatient Center, 1670 E 120th St, Los Angeles
• Monday to Friday
• Sickle cell clinic: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Who is eligible?
Clinic will accept Medi-Cal and Medi-Cal Managed Care,and Healthy Way LA. Options are available to individuals without insurance as well. Other plans may be covered. Clinic will be appointments only until further notice.
To find out more
Call SCDFC at 310-693-0247 or SCD Clinic at 424-338-2801 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or email email@example.com using the subject heading MLK Jr. SCD Clinic
Paramount Pictures Annual Day of Service June 2016
Each year Paramount Pictures hosts an annual day of service in which Viacom’s employees dedicate a day (Viacommunity Day) of giving back to the community.When we were approached, they were hoping to aid with some work or activity needed for Camp Crescent Moon and we were excited. A few of our employees got together and decided to ask if they could make our banners for the week. They agreed and on May 20th they were busy on the lot working for Camp Crescent Moon.Here is a glance of what Viacommunity day looks like. Between the hours of 10:30AM – 1PM, employees drop in and work on a project that benefits one of the organizations they have paired with. This year 10 organizations were selected. We were fortunate to be chosen as one of the organizations this year. Throughout the day about 20 employees worked on each project and our banners look great!!!
A special thank you to Jasmine Eusebio, Erin Jordan and the employees of Viacom. The campers and staff of Camp Crescent Moon thank you!!! #paramountpictures
2016 Camp Crescent Moon Walk-a-Thon May 2016
The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California was proud to have the 6th annual Camp Crescent Moon 5K Walk-a-Thon. The Walk was attended by over 500 people at Los Angeles Southwest College. This year’s Grand Marshal Veronica Lilly was in great spirits as she received a foundation jacket and a plaque commemorating her fundraising efforts. She has raised over 8,000.00 in the last 4 years. This year’s Walk-a-Thon raised a total of 35,017.75 towards Camp Crescent Moon. Click here to see pictures from the event.
Mast Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment In Pivotal Phase 3 "EPIC" Study For The Treatment Of Sickle Cell Crisis.
YOUNG PHILANTHROPISTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR CAMP CRESCENT MOON.Jan 2016
Philanthropy, and being a leader for social change, is no longer about the big checks written by millionaires and billionaires. More and more young people are becoming the changes that they want to see in the world. CCTV America featured young people making a difference by helping or creating charities. One of the charities featured is "Cookies for Camp". "Cookies For Camp" raises monies for children with Sickle Cell Disease to go to Camp Crescent Moon. SCDFC sends a special thank you to Natalie, her mother Dawn and all of the young people that have helped with "Cookies for Camp". Camp Crescent Moon appreciates your continued support. Please Watch Below
Community Health Workers are Bringing the SCD Community Together. Dec 2015
National Newborn Screening Program is supporting the efforts of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) by working with community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement framework that overcomes the social and service access obstacles to linking people with sickle cell disease (SCD) and their families to knowledgeable service providers. Community health workers can bridge the gap between the SCD community and quality medical, education, and counseling support for unmet needs and comprehensive life quality care.
This national effort will serve to enhance the efforts of CBOs in identifying individuals living with SCD and in enrolling those individuals into the SCDAA-developed patient-centered national registry, Get Connected. Click below to read the entire grant proposal.