1. What is High Five for Sickle Cell?

The SCDAAMI’s “High Five for Sickle Cell” campaign encourages participants to learn five important facts/myths about sickle cell conditions through various social media outlets, make a donation in any denomination of five, take a photo high fiving friends/family and encourage followers to join the call-to-action.  All donations received will be used to fund our youth enrichment and family support services programs. This year’s walk theme is aligned with the #high5give5 campaign.

2. When is the Walk? 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10 – 1 p.m. at the Wright Museum of African American History at 315 E. Warren, Detroit 48201

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

3. Who can participate?

All are welcome to participate. Prior year’s walk hosted over 1100 participants.

4. My child is so young. Is this event appropriate for little kids? 

All children are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years or older

5. How much is admission?

  • Children 2 years and under can participate for free (but still must be registered); Ages 3-15 years is $15; 16 years and older is $25 (fee includes a hat, pair of sunglasses and a box lunch) Note: We are unable to accommodate any participants who may have food allergies or dietary restrictions.

  • All on-site registrations are $30 (fee includes memorabilia and lunch as available on a first come first serve basis)

  • Parking costs $3.00 (not included in the $25 registration fee) – Note: Parking tickets can be purchased from the SCDAAMI offices or can be requested to be sent via mail no later than August 26, 2016.



**Please note: If you have not pre-registered and purchased a parking ticket in advance of the event, parking

availability is not guaranteed.

  • Patients can request to be sponsored (contact SCDAAMI staff: Kristal and Cree directly based upon approval from CEO-Medical Director, Dr. Shurney)

  • Face painting, massages, lunch, music, t-shirt contest and other prizes etc.

  • We ask all participants to wear RED as we flow through the streets of Detroit which symbolizes the blood flowing through the body without blockage in the blood vessels.

6. What are you raising money for - where does it go? What does it fund? 

All donations received will be used to fund our youth enrichment and family support services programs

7. How much money does the Walk need to raise this year?


8. How do I register myself or a team? 

  • Go to our website and click either register to walk or sponsor a walker at www.scdaami.org

    • or

  • Go to the walk site directly to start a team or register with your team: https://www.firstgiving.com/scdaami/annual-awareness-walk

  • Online registration will be closed by 5pm on August 26, 2016. If you want to qualify for the big prize and want to be guaranteed walk memorabilia, then you must be either pre-registered online by Friday, August 26, 2016 or register in person at our offices no later than 5pm on Wednesday, September 7th.

9. What if I can’t be there, but my child would like to walk?

All children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years or older.

10. How can I help? 

Contact Tracee Patterson, Director of Operations and Outreach for more information. A volunteer orientation will be held at the Wright Museum least three (3) weeks prior to the walk. Submit your name, contact information and day most available to meet to scdaami@info.org


11. Are the prizes the same last year?

Prizes for the team with the most pre-registered walkers will be 50 inch flat screen TV

Other prizes will be announced at the Walk.

12. Is there a script to use when soliciting sponsors?

See Sponsorship package and cover letter for more information about organizational history and purpose of the walk.

13. How far is the walk route? 

One square block around the Wright museum, beginning on W. Warren to Brush to Frederick to John R.

14. Who do I make the check out to?  What if I want a receipt? 

  • Checks can be made to SCDAAMI

  • Administrative staff will mail a letter of acknowledgement/receipt upon request

15. When are prizes given to winners?

Winners may retrieve prizes from the SCDAAMI office located at 18516 James Couzens Detroit, 48235, the week following the walk, September 13th, 2016.


Sickle Cell Disease Association of America - Michigan Chapter
18516 James Couzens Fwy, Detroit, MI 48235

(313) 864-4406 OR (800) 842-0973


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