- Posted June 10, 2014 by
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On June 19th, 2014 World Sickle Cell Day, join celebrities such as Darren Kavinoky, creator & host of the hit show Deadly Sins who has also appeared on the Today Show, The View, CNN, and more, for an online event dedicated to sickle cell awareness. The hashtag #WSCD2014 is to be used as a medium to drive a massive sickle cell awareness campaign that puts a visual picture of the worldwide affect that this devastating illness has taken. As people of various regions across the globe begin to tweet and/or share their selfie (or in this case Cellfie) photos along with the hashtag this will result in a sickle cell awareness trending topic. If you have been affected by or perhaps you know someone who's been affected by sickle cell (trait or disease) please do participate in the event.
For the fundraising component of the event, we will be releasing a tribute song titled “All Over the World”; featuring six time Stellar Award winner and GRAMMY nominated recording artist, Vashawn Mitchell, and other nationally known artist such as Trina Braxton, Casme’, and other inspirational artists. “All Over the World” will touch your heart, provoke your thoughts, and challenge you to become an active listener to the urgent call for action.
The song asks some poignant questions such as, “Would you fill the clouds with compassion?” and “Would you throw in a little bit of faith for the ones who don’t believe that things can change?” The call to action is repeated several times over in a chorus, “Make it rain down now.” A rather visual metaphor calling for change. The song will be available for download through iTunes at a price of $0.99. Part of the proceeds will go towards the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research (FSCDR) a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.