PRLog - Jul. 5, 2012 - ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. -- The event is expected to attract approximately 5000 people to Birch Street. The Leading Sponsor of the event is Redbrick Pizza along with the merchants of The Brea Downtown Association. This event begins sharply at 12:00 noon with Live Performances from Cherubim, Phil Gates Blues Band, The Four Tops, Freddie Poole (formally of the Supremes), Derek Bordeaux, Jagged, Saxophonist Alex Hayes Jr., and 513 Elevators to name a few. Additional appearances will be Brea’s very own Sheriff Explorer Post, Orange County’s Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association, and The Los Angeles Lakers Girls; as well as other Celebrity Guest! In addition, Life Stream Blood Mobile will be onsite for those willing to “Give Hope, Give Life, and Give Blood”. We will be having Free Giveaways for all those who give a blood donation onsite. In addition to giveaways, we will be having activities, games, face painting, and autograph signing for the children.
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100.000 Americans.
In the US there are over 70,000 individuals with Sickle Cell Disease and millions with sickle cell trait. SCDFOC is committed to increasing the public’s awareness; through educational seminars, community based workshops, educational activities, and other support programs.
The purpose of this event is to assist in raising money to fund the SCDFOC educational awareness programs, transportation services, healthy eating programs, and school assistance programs. Often a “forgotten disease”, the life expectancy for a person living with sickle cell is about forty years of age and there is currently no universal cure. Our goal is to provide continuous education about the disease, its management and it myriad of issues. Our strategy is to educate youth, young adults, parents, caregivers, family member, teachers and the community; by helping raise awareness about sickle Cell Disease.