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02
Sep

CRESCENT FOUNDATION HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL BLUE TAG BLOOD DRIVE ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Philadelphia, PA: This September 9th, 2021 from 2 pm -7 pm at 4000 Powelton Avenue, Crescent Foundation, a sickle cell non-profit organization in partnership with American Red Cross will be hosting its second […]

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14
Jul

PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER KAPPAS & DELTAS HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR GREAT CAUSE

Philadelphia, PA – On May 29th, 2021 at 7pm The Philadelphia Kappas and Deltas held their BATTLE OF THE DJ zoom concert, part of the larger Kappa Week Philly virtual celebration honoring […]

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27
Mar

Real & Honest

Biggs Mula Opens Up About Sickle Cell Disease

There’s no need for formalities with someone like Kevin Exil – apologies – Biggs Mula. The Philly-born rapper whose positivity and upbeat spirit engulfs any room he’s in. Or at least, […]

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10
Nov

Letting the Music Lead

with Nana Kwabena

Joy, melancholy, curiosity; art is the love language we use to convey to the world our personal states, both internally and externally. We use art to condemn violence, to forgo […]

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20
Sep

Community Healing -- Holistic Wellness and Sustainability

with Vessna Scheff &
Jasmine Joseph

There is an unconscious image that comes to many of our minds when we think of individuals living with chronic illnesses. Hospital beds and white gowns, the cinematic melodies of […]

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19
Sep

Finding Fashion Along The Way

Kaujan Thorpes Story on Fashion, Passion, and Growing Up SCD

Early in Kajuan Thorpe’s life he was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Only guessing that he was diagnosed as a baby Kajuan doesn’t dwell on the fact long, maybe […]

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19
Sep

The Duality of Pain and Patients

With Bridget O’Rourke

In each of our lives, we are presented with moments of opportunity to do something beyond ourselves for a greater cause. For Bridget O’Rourke one of these moments came when […]

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15
Sep

The Art of Calligraphy

with Danielle Tin

Calligraphist, calligraphic, calligrapher, however you manage to say it, Danielle Tin is a calligraphy artist and an expert of the craft. At the end of 2017, Danielle launched her own […]

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14
Sep

Looking Good, Feeling Good.

Therapy in Fashion with Ini Sebastian Ikpe

Ini Ikpe is a great dresser, and he wants you to know it. A stylist to some of the NFL’s biggest players like Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins and Jordan Matthews, […]

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10
Sep

Healing & Health

with Alex Garfinkel

If you ask any Sickle Cell Disease patient how they stay healthy and out of the hospital, they’ll tell you one of the many keys is a well-balanced diet. Those […]

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08
Sep

Growing up Beside Sickle Cell Disease

with Utenge Utuk

Utenge ‘T’ Utuk is a product of outrageous circumstances. First-generation Nigerian American, a personal trainer, and fitness juggernaut, Utenge’s particular upbringing while drastically unexpected, was still filled with wonder, and […]

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04
Sep

Amanosi’s 5K Victory Walk/Run

for Sickle Cell Disease

Amanosi Agbugui is a West Chester University class of 2020 graduate, an adamant Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) activist, and a survivor cured for over 9 years. Her story is not […]

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04
Sep

The Launch of Our Community Health Worker Program

CRESCENT CARES

Philadelphia, PA: This year, the Living Well With Sickle Cell Passport Project Grant of $20,000 has been awarded to the Crescent Foundation for their new Community Health Worker (CHW) Program. This […]

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14
Jun

So Much

Damn Swag

Necessary, obligation and essential are the three words that come to mind when I think of why Kyle, Ediomi and myself chose to start Crescent. It was not an idea […]

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10
Jun

THE FORGOTTEN GENETIC PILLAR

Crescent Foundation’s Journey To Preserve A Community

Merriam-Webster defines “kismet”, as a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand––fate. It’s ironic that this is the word I would use for Tahirah, Ediomi, and myself’s collaboration […]

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28
May

Understanding Sickle Cell Disease —

Then and Now

WHAT IS SICKLE CELL DISEASE? Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood condition. It affects red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body via […]

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04
May

Giving Back With Care-Kits

Philadelphia, PA: The Crescent Foundation is one of this year’s recipients of the Penn Medicine CAREs grant of $500. Dr. Farzana Sayani of Penn Hospitals Sickle Cell clinic, and LSW social worker Jabina Coleman partnered […]

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