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Midday Minutes: tackling sickle cell disease in Western New York

Midday Minutes: sickle cell disease affects Black people more than other racial groups
Posted at 6:17 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 18:18:57-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tiffany Lewis, CEO and founder of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, and Cynthia Collins, mother of first patient to be cured of sickle cell via bone marrow transplant, join anchor Madison Carter for a few Midday Minutes on September 26, 2019.

They discuss the disease, how it affects people in the Black and Brown community at a higher rate, and how resources are being created in Western New York to tackle the disease.

The sickle cell support group meets every fourth Monday, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bennett Community Parent Center.
Medical professionals are on site along with food and beverage.

Cynthia Collins is a Parent Center Engagement liason you can reach her at bennettpc@sayyestoeducation.org or 716-816-4011