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International Model Jourdan Dunn Named SCDAA Parent Ambassador
Dunn rose to international prominence when she became the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade. Her resume includes multiple Vogue covers and runway shows for Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers. Dunn has overcome many challenges during her career, including racial discrimination and being a single mom to three year-old son, Riley, who suffers from sickle cell disease.
As SCDAA Parent Ambassador, Dunn hopes to inspire those affected by sickle cell disease to speak out about triumphs and struggles. She encourages parents to allow their children to be as active as possible and to develop trusting relationships with doctors. “Having the right healthcare professionals in your corner will make the toughest moments less daunting,” she says. For more information, please visit www.sicklecelldisease.org.
About Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) celebrates 41 years of relentless service. Since 1971, the organization has been on the forefront of improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions. In addition, SCDAA has been and remains instrumental in promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease. Today it still stands as the nation’s only membership- based nonprofit organization working full-time on a national level, to resolve issues surrounding sickle cell disease and trait.
James C. Durrah, II, Health Communications Assistant
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.