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World Sickle Cell Day Virtual Forum Raises Awareness and Celebrates the Advancement in Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

WeLoveU's World Sickle Cell Day Virtual Forum 2020 Flyer

June 19, 2020

ORADELL, N.J.—The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation and TOVA Community Health host a virtual forum in honor of World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD) while also celebrating the advancement in treatment growth. Virtual panelists Associate Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University and Sickle Cell Pain Expert—C. Patrick Carroll, MD—and Director of the Sickle Cell Center & Professor Pediatrics at University of Illinois at Chicago—Lewis Hsu, MD, PhD, and an advocate and patient of sickle cell disease—Derrick Morgan—shed light on SCD with the forum’s moderator—Founder of TOVA Community Health—Dr. Nina Anderson.

“We celebrate hope, we celebrate new treatments, new disease-modifying therapies and the emergence of a new universal cure that is on the horizon,” says Dr. Nina Anderson, Founder of TOVA Community Health. “Tonight, you are part of a global virtual community.”

“The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation is geared towards promoting healthy living and the well-being of all people. The more we learn about various health concerns and conditions, the more WeLoveU’s health initiative can evolve and grow to support them,” says Alex Post, Director of Global Partnerships of the Intl. WeLoveU Foundation East Coast Region. “Through meaningful partnerships like in the case with TOVA Community Health, WeLoveU is learning how to support those with sickle cell disease and is enthused to be hosting this virtual forum for others to learn as well.”

The Intl. WeLoveU Foundation has made a firm commitment to improve the quality of life through five initiatives: Blood Drives, Emergency Relief, Social Welfare, Environmental Protection and International Aid. Its core values revolve around promoting unity and friendship among all people of the global village—beyond nationality, race, religion and socioeconomic status—through impactful volunteerism carried out with the heart of a mother. In recognition of their efforts, the WeLoveU Foundation has received more than 100 honorary and president awards from various countries and governments including the U.S. President’s Call to Service Award for volunteerism and the Green apple Award for best environmental practice. 

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About the International WeLoveU Foundation

The International WeLoveU Foundation is an NGO associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications. Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah founded WeLoveU as a vehicle to promote unity and friendship among all people of the global village—beyond nationality, race, religion, and socioeconomic status—through impactful volunteerism within the initiatives of blood drives, social welfare, environmental protection, and international aid. WeLoveU has received more than 100 honorary and presidential awards from various countries and governments including the U.S. President’s Call to Service Award for volunteerism and the Green Apple Award for best environmental practice. Today WeLoveU is located in more than 60 countries around the world. For more information, visit weloveuusa.org.