Who We Are

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County was founded in 2006, by Starlerra Simmons, as a 501(c)(3) organization of the Internal Revenue Service. Starlerra knows firsthand the complications and challenges that come with Sickle Cell Disease. 
The Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County is committed to increasing the public's awareness of sickle cell disease; through educational seminars, community based workshops, educational activities, and through other support programs.
We believe in providing equal access and inclusion to all! Our primary goal is to educate, equip, and empower those in the sickle cell community to "Live by Design, Not by Diagnosis". Through advocacy and commitment, our secondary goal is to provide continuous education about sickle cell disease, its management, and its myriad of issues.


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