2020 Sickle Cell Matters Walk

Our Sickle Cell Matters Walk brings nearly 1,000 people together to raise consciousness around the most common genetic disorder in the United States. More than just an awareness event, we walk to raise funds, promote the need for additional research, and combat medical inequities often faced by sickle cell patients.

$20 - Ages 16 & Over

$10 - Ages 3-15

Free - Ages 0-2

Add $1 - Museum tour ticket

Free - Warrior Stroll & Salute

Register first, then create a personalized fundraising page with your own photos, team name, goal, etc., and invite your friends to join.

Your company sponsorship   heightens the visibility of your commitment to social responsibility. The return on investment benefits us all.

This year we're offering two vendor opportunities: One provides day-of recognition and the other with limited sponsor benefits.

Roles range from hands-on day-of-event helpers, to community Host Committee members and Social Media Stars who get the word out.

Warrior Stroll

Be a part of the Warrior Stroll! New this year, the Warrior Stroll is a hustle/step-style performance that will open our Walk Day festivities. Warriors of all ages, abilities and musical preferences are welcome to participate in parts that suit their preference. Practice video will be available July 1st. The link will be sent to those who sign up

Salute to Legacy Warriors

The 2020 Sickle Cell Matters Walk will also feature a tribute to our Legacy Warriors - individuals with sickle cell who'll be 50 years or older as of Dec. 31, 2020. Sign up to be recognized on our web site, in the day-of-event printed program (must be signed up by Sept. 1, 2020), and from the stage during remarks.

Our 2020 Sickle Cell Matters Walk features a special Warriors only performance and a salute to our Legacy Warriors (ages 50 and up).
Lead volunteers & key supporters 

Honorary Walk Chair

Deborah Smith Pollard, is co-host of  "Sunday Morning Inspiration" on MIX 92.3 FM and Professor of English Literature at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Honorary Walk Co-Chair

"Dr. Z," Ahma Zaidi is a Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist, in the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and nationally known SCD advocate. 

Sponsors & Vendors

Your company helps take our walk from good to great and enables us to changes lives and create possibilities - especially in times like these.

For additional information, please contact the following SCDAA-MI staff for specific assistance or call (313) 864-4406:

Registration, team setup or technical issues - email Kristal Johnson

Sponsorships - email Stefanie Worth

Vendor Information - email Tracie Conic

Warrior Stroll & Legacy Salute - email Michelle Greenlee