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Timmerman Traverse for Sickle Forward

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Reaching New Heights for Sickle Cell Disease

The Expedition of a Lifetime - a Hike to the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340ft/5,895m)

September 11-17, 2024

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Set the Pace

Our team of participants will train their bodies for the physical and mental rigors of high altitude.  They will embark on a 'bucket-list' adventure to reach a collective $1M in funding for diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease in Africa.  In addition, direct matching of the funds raised will double the impact of this event and allow for funds to be directed to sickle cell disease in the US as well.

This campaign has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives!

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Fuel the Climb

Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited disorder of the red blood cell, affecting over 6 million people around the world.  SCD is a chronic, painful, debilitating illness that disproportionally affects individuals from malaria endemic parts of the world.  Its highest rate of prevalence is in sub-Saharan Africa.

While recent advancements in research and treatment in the US and Europe have been promising, SCD continues to be a 'forgotten' illness for individuals living in the global regions where resources are limited.

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Reach the Summit

Your donation to the Timmerman Traverse for Sickle Forward will help us reach our summit goal of $1M in support of rapid diagnosis and basic treatment of SCD in Africa!  All donations are 100% tax decuctible.

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