A 5K fun run/walk in early Sept. will raise funds for sickle cell disease care, research and advocacy.

The eighth annual “Strolling for Sickle Cell.” hosted by the Uriel E. Owens Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Midwest, will be held on Sat., Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to Noon, beginning at Kansas City Kansas Community College Conference Center, 7250 State Avenue, KCK. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Registrations and donations can be submitted ahead of time through www.sicklecellmidwest.org. On site registration will also be accepted.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is the most common inherited blood disorder today and is most common among those of African descent in the United States.

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