Hands of Hope Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, Inc. - Presents "Hope Couture Fashion Show"
Sickle Cell Disease is a devastating blood disorder that ravages the African American and Latin communities. It also effects people whose families come from Africa, South or Central America (especially Panama,) Caribbean islands, Mediterranean countries (such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy,) India, and Saudi Arabia.
I know firsthand what it’s like to see my grandson and sister suffer with sickle cell. My grandson’s aunt passed away due to complications from the disease.
Hands of Hope mission is to raise sickle cell awareness, educate the community about possible treatment, and pain management, while building a healthier quality of life, through advocacy, education, fundraising, and supporting the Tampa Bay sickle cell community by providing after school tutoring for children who suffer with sickle disease.
While we already have established “Hands of Hope, Sickle Cell Awareness” Foundation, which has conducted yearly walks and Fashion shows to help raise money for awareness, we desperately need your help to accomplish a further expansion of awareness, respite and the construction of a community center here in Tampa, Florida to allow those who suffer from this disease with a place to seek assistance and support. Our efforts to raise awareness have been slow, but the effect of raising awareness can be greatly increased with the support of everyone in our community.
On March 17, 2018, I will join 300 people and attend the Hope Couture Fashion Show. This event will be held at the University of South Florida – MUS Building, 3775 E. Holly Drive, Tampa, Florida 33620 at 6PM. There will be a VIP reception beginning at 5PM. The ticket cost is $20.00 for general admission. The majority of the models in the show suffer with this disease. We will listen to stories of people who are suffering or have lost loved ones due to sickle cell. Our goal is to raise $6,000.00.