Sickle Cell Road Race and Walk Celebrates 40th Year

Mar 29, 2019

EAST POINT, Ga: The 40th Anniversary Sickle Road Race and Walk will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9am in the City of East Point.

This is a great time for Peachtree Road Race competitors to run a 7K qualifier race and for advocates to team up in the name of family, friends, and co-workers who suffer from sickle cell anemia.

It will be a festive day with music, activities, vendors and prizes. All are invited to sign up for the American Red Cross onsite blood drive, register at and enter code: SCFG

The scenic course, which starts at Tri-Cities High School, is challenging for runners and gratifying for most walkers. Race registration is available online at Creating a team is a great way to experience the event, explained Race Director CW Wilson, an accomplished runner who has been involved since the event started. Teams consist of 20 or more who register under one team name such as 'Team Carla' or 'Team Red Cross' or 'Team UPS' qualify for discounts and incentives he explained.

We are happy to once again be the site of the Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk with proceeds going to support Camp New Hope and the many support services of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, said East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham. This event gives attendees a chance to experience our downtown growth, convenient transit, neighborhood charm, hospitality and robust businesses.

Deb McGhee McCrary, SCFG President and CEO added, For just a few hours every year, on the second Saturday in April we come together to get a movement going about sickle cell --the most commonly detected genetic blood disorder that is diagnosed in newborns. Join us for a community Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.

For more information or for Corporate Sponsorships visit or call C. W. Wilson or Bronaugh Bridges at 404-755-1641. (PRN)

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