Three hundred plus people are expected to support the cause, with all proceeds providing direct services to individuals and families whose lives are affected by sickle cell disease. This year’s goal is $25,000.
Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Distance is 3 miles or 1.5 miles, your choice. Family entertainment, food and activities will also be available.
The first EAL Sickle Cell Walk was held in Sylacauga in 2000 and rotates each year between Sylacauga, Anniston, Talladega and Gadsden. City Councilman Shannon Darby is sponsoring this year’s walk.
The Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation, headquartered in Birmingham, provides services to affected persons in 13 East and Central Alabama counties. The agency has existed since 1978. Free education, testing and counseling are available to the public.