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Top Ladies of Distinction Sponsor the 1st Annual National Sickle Cell Walk with $10,000 Donation
Top Ladies of Distinction was organized by several women after they attended a luncheon where former First Lady, Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson delivered the keynote. Mrs. Johnson’s words offered inspiration and encouragement that led to the founding of the organization. TLOD adopted the motto, “Serving Youth and Adults”, to which still serves the organization today.
All TLOD chapters have programs that benefit sickle cell disease research and families throughout the United States. TLOD also provides donations that support research and events and have made significant impacts on awareness of the disease. TLOD members volunteer in hospitals and with various sickle cell disease organizations. Their countless hours of support have alleviated a great deal of stress and pain for many afflicted with the disease. “TLOD remains committed to finding a cure and improving the quality of health and services for families affected by sickle cell disease”, said Dr. Sharilyn D. Franklin, TLOD National Chairman, Sickle Cell Initiative. “We will continue to support the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America by engaging in joint campaigns dedicated to increasing awareness and the impact of sickle cell disease (SCD).” TLOD’s gift to SCDAA is merely an example of the organization’
About Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) celebrates 42 years of relentless service. SCDAA serves as the nation’s only national nonprofit organization working full-time surrounding issues related to sickle cell disease and trait. Since 1971, the organization has been at the forefront of improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by the disease and related conditions.