This past weekend was a busy one, but purposeful. I got the chance to party with my friends and family for a worthy cause - to bring awareness to Sickle Cell Anemia.
The Northeast Louisiana Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation (NELA SCAF) held its annual "Evening with Sickle Cell" event on Friday, May 8, 2016 in Monroe, LA. The reason behind this event was to encourage individuals to educate themselves about this disease that plagues our community and to know their sickle cell status. My father, brother, nephews, a friend and I all have the sickle cell trait, so I was glad to be able to participate in this meaningful event and give back.
Check out my coverage of the event below.
Pictured above is my mother conversing with her colleagues from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
My brother Brad and his wife Tonya.
My friends and former classmates.
Above is what I wore to the event. Black and white are my go-to colors for most events because these colors stand out and look sophisticated. I had on an Urban Outfitters top and skirt, and my shoes (pictured below) were from Aldo.
The event was entertaining and lively. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
For more information on this disease, visit www.sicklecelldisease.org.
Do you KNOW YOUR SICKLE CELL STATUS?!
- Samjah Iman