December 9 — 2:58 pm, 2009

George Washington High School

fall03 ss Photo: Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

Members of Sharon Daniel’s business classes at George Washington High School embarked on a service learning project this year to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and the trait. It began with students participating in the Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell Disease Walkathon last year, followed by in-school research and presentations, and culminating with a fundraising fair coordinated by the students. They raised $2,500 for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter, to be used for the agency’s Teen Transition Program. Washington H.S. is a sponsor for this year’s walkathon on September 27, and the project at the school is ongoing.

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