TSOUL, finalist on Season 12 of NBC’s “The Voice”, is hosting a charity event for Sickle Cell Anemia. The benefit concert will be held Saturday, August 24 at Kilmarnock Town Center Park in Kilmarnock, Va. to help raise money and awareness for the FACES of Our Children Charity.
FACES of Our Children is a charity that has raised millions of dollars to bring education, awarness and support for famlies who battle with Sickle Cell Amenia. More than half of us have loved ones suffering from this deadly disease, but not enough is done to help educate and prevent. Some of us carry the trait and not even know it. We hope some day with continuing advocacy, advances in public policy, and increasing goverment and corporate funding a cure can be found for this disease.
What is Sickle Cell Disease?
Sickle Cell is an inherited but not contagious, blood disorder where normal round shaped red blood cells change to a quater-moon (sickled) shape. Sickle shaped cells have difficulty passing through small blood vessels so they can jam up. When the cells jam up, the flow of blood and oxygen to body parts are blocked causing extreme pain. It also can cause damage to muscles, bones, and internal organs. Today, approximately 1 in 500 African American children are born with sickle cell disease making it the most common long term illness identified in this population.
In Virginia 1 in 325 babies are born with sickle cell disease. It is estimated that over 4,000 persons in the Commonwealth of Virginia, are potentially living with the disease.
|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| Early Bird || USD 10|