Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K

Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K

Mark Walden Memorial
Sickle Cell 5K
This event is hosted by Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennesee Get Tickets Today!
The Mission at Sickle Cell Foundation
The Mission of The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee is to provide comprehensive social services to improve the quality of life of individuals living with Sickle Cell and educational services to the Mid-South community.

Join us for our annual 5k

The Sickle Cell 5K Run Walk in Memphis originated in 2007 by the Alpha Memphis Education Foundation. It was developed to create a greater awareness in the Memphis community of Sickle Cell Disease and to raise money for patient care, social services, and research. Presently, the event is under the leadership of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit individuals living with Sickle Cell. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with this debilitating disease.In 2013 the event changed the name to the Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K in memory of Chief Meteorologist Mark Walden of ABC24. Mark was the celebrity MC for the event in 2011-2012. Mark lived with sickle cell and was a huge supporter of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee.

The vision of The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee is to increase the education, health awareness, life skills, promote self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life of individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease.

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SRVS outing brings out the fun in Crosstown Concourse

SRVS outing brings out the fun in Crosstown Concourse

srvs outing brings out the fun 

in crosstown concourse

By Alden Zuck

The Mission at SRVS

To provide the services that people with disabilities need to live meaningful lives as members of their community. Our vision is a community that supports personal growth, happiness, options and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

The Joy was spread on their faces as SRVS took these wonderful people to places like McDonalds, Crosstown Concourse, and the Mall. It was their first time to enter into a place like the Concourse and they were amazed at the height, the history, museum, and all the little things to enjoy at the building.

SRVS does incredible things every single day as they strive to create an impact on the lives of those with developmental disabilities. Watch this video to truely experience the happieness that is brought upon these people through the work at SRVS.

Sparkling Nights

Join us for the 20th annual Sparkling Nights fundraiser on Aug. 11 at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to continue the magic of 20 years with food from some of Memphis’ finest restaurants and samplings of vintage wines from around the world. The event also includes a live and silent auction and musical entertainment by the SRVS Star Performers.

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The Bass Pro Experience – SRVS Outing Explores The Pyramid

The Bass Pro Experience – SRVS Outing Explores The Pyramid

The bass pro experience 

sRVS outing explores the pyramid

By Duy Nguyen

This article is being brought to you by cityCURRENT, Get Involved & Power the GOOD!

The Mission at SRVS

To provide the services that people with disabilities need to live meaningful lives as members of their community. Our vision is a community that supports personal growth, happiness, options and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

SRVS makes it a point to have participants in their program live life with the quality they deserve. Scheduled outings are a great way for individuals to just explore the city. I got to tag along as we scoured different areas of the city like Bass Pro and the Tennessee Welcome Center.

I got to know the ground I was with through just hanging out. Our group leader “Miss Cathy” was very engaged with everyone. Asking questions, seeing if the class knew colors or what was on a price tag. Getting feedback of things we were looking at and interacting makes an experience much more engaging and I think that is really important and I’m grinned seeing someone so caring leading the group around.

The Sparkling Nights fundraiser hosted by SRVS is coming soon in August, come out an support the #BeAmazing people of SRVS.

SRVS Outing – rebecca, Janie, and ethelirine

Sparkling Nights

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SRVS Takes on Krystals, Bowling, and the Mall

SRVS Takes on Krystals, Bowling, and the Mall

SRVS takes on 
Krystals, bowling, and the mall
By Alden Zuck
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The Mission at SRVS
To provide the services that people with disabilities need to live meaningful lives as members of their community. Our vision is a community that supports personal growth, happiness, options and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

SRVS Outing – danny, andree, and josephine

I got the opportunity to go on an outing with SRVS and spend time with the wonderful people invovled.

Danny is halarious and loves to encourage and help others around him, Andree is shy at first but once he opens up he enjoys time with others, and Josephine is easy going a lover of coffee!

We had great time together as we had morning coffee (and sprite) at Krystals; headed over to go bowling and watch them win some strikes and spares; and then move on to the mall where we ate lunch together, explored the mall, and played games!

This organization is incredible with the way they serve their community, I hope you will join in on the Sparkling Nights fundraiser they have coming soon in August to continue to help and support the amazing ways they give back!

Sparkling Nights
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Community Health Fair – Family Friendly!

Community Health Fair – Family Friendly!

Community Health fair

family friendly!

By Justin Flowers

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Community Health Fair by the Methodist Sickle Cell Center

Sickle Cell Disease has been lost in the shuffle of illnesses people in our community battle for many years now. Many of you who are now reading this article are wondering what Sickle Cell Disease is. Which adds to the point. So what is Sickle Cell?

Sickle Cell Disease is a blood disorder that causes one’s red blood cells to become dehydrated and sickle-shaped. Which is nowhere near normal and causes a lot of complications. This is a genetic illness, which means that the only way to have Sickle Cell is to be born with is. Which is why education on Sickle Cell is so important! Methodist has done so much to help teach those affected by Sickle Cell about the disease. Doing so with the goal of breaking the sickle cycle. Knowing about Sickle Cell helps people avoid making decisions that will cause more kids to be born with the disease.

Sickle Cell causes many complications n someone’s life. Being that their red blood cells are abnormal, it is hard for those cells to flow through a person’s blood veins. Which causes A LOT of pain when what is called a “Sickle Cell Crisis” flares. This is the main problem someone living with this disease face, but there a many more. To list a few, many deals with bone deterioration, organ failure, blindness, depression, and anxiety, etc.

The Health Fair is aimed at bringing awareness to our community about Sickle Cell Disease and the importance of knowing your sickle status, as well as offering free health screenings, and education on living an all-around healthy life.  This event will occur inside Wilson Hall Gymnasium, located on the campus of Methodist University Hospital at 251 S. Claybrook (corner of Linden and S. Claybrook).
There will be face painting, line dancing, giveaways, food and much, much more.  Bring the whole family out to this event!

Let’s come out and get educated! Thus helping our community #BeAmazing! See you all there!

Health fair & sickle cell

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FASHION WEEK at the No More Silence Foundation

FASHION WEEK at the No More Silence Foundation

FASHION WEEK

at the no more silence foundation

By LaTrossica Wilson

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There are so many different programs and organizations for children that offer great ways to impact lives. However the No More Silence Foundation Center opened in May 2018 right here in the city of Memphis, offering unique ways through the arts to engage children and their families an opportunity that will impact their lives forever. The No More Silence Foundation is a non-profit organization pending as an exempt organization describe in section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our program also includes an A.R.T.S Summer Camp that is taking place this summer for children ages 4-14. A.R.T.S. stands for A REASON TO SURVIVE. Often time children feel as though they have no reason to live after being faced with adversity. Mrs. Wilson and her team is changing that mentality.

Each week of the A.R.T.S Summer Camp, we offer different themes to help with exposing and educating the campers. The week of June 11-June 15 was Fashion week. On Wednesday, June 13th, we celebrated National Sewing Machine Day and our National Fashion Day.

We invited Memphis’s own Jenni Graham. Ms. Graham is a fashion model, designer, fashion stylist, model coach, creative director, and the CEO of J.Chic Life Style Boutique.

Our goal for that day was to focus on the principals of art elements with designs and fashion. We had our campers to explore through creative areas of fashion using sewing machines, jewelry designs, fabric, patterns, styles, and a fashion show to model their designs down a yellow brick road made of posterboard.

The campers and staff had a ball!

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