Group Name: Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (Youth Group)

Description: Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario also known as SCAGO. It started on June 14th, 2005 as Seed of Life Philanthropic Organization in memory of a brave young man- Sunday Afolabi. It has significantly contributed to the health and well-being of many Canadians tirelessly educating the community about Sickle Cell Anemia and its subsequent poverty; focusing more on how the incidences of these ailments could be reduced within the At- Risk communities. Sickle Cell Anemia is a severe genetic blood disorder that affects the red blood cells.

The group is open to youths aged 17-25 years old living with sickle cell disease. Program mandate is empowerment of young adults with sickle cell disease so as to ensure that their voices are heard. It is imperative that this age-group understand effective advocacy. SCAGO provides the opportunity to learn various skills that will ground these young adults in the adult world. The group also provide the prospect for the participants to interact with each other. This group was established in partnership with the Hospital Sick Kids in 2010.

Where: 235-415 Oakdale Road | North York, ON M3N 1W7

When: Please contact for details on meetings.

Contact: Tasha Addo 647-706-5839 | Ewura-Ama 416-831-4490 | sicklecellanemia.ca | secretary@sicklecellanemia.ca

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