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About MS Sickle Cell Foundation

The mission of the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell disease through the support of research, public activities and awareness, and patient/family education.

MSCF sponsors several events throughout the year including a Sickle Cell Camp each June, when youth living with the disease take a four-day trip to Mississippi State Park to spend quality time and have fun with other families going through the same experiences.  The camp is one of many activities supported through the Annual Gala.

MSCF’s main office is located at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center in Suite 731 on the first floor.

Services of MSCF

  • Participate in public health fairs to promote awareness/education of sickle cell disease

  • Promote parent and patient support group activities

  • Hosts Summer camps/retreats for children and adults with sickle cell disease

  • Assist with funding the Pediatric Patient Care Fund at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Sponsors/Co-Sponsors educational seminars for health care providers

  • Provide Memorial Resolutions to the family of deceased members 

  • Implement a Bone Marrow Transplant support fund for patients/families

  • Establishment of Scholarship Fund for sickle cell disease patients

  • Promote further funding of sickle cell disease research/development

Future Goals

  • Promote further funding of sickle cell disease research/development

  • Implement a Bone Marrow Transplant support fund for patients/families

MSCF Board Ex-officio Members

The Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation (MSCF) is governed by a Board of Directors that are comprised of patients, parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and other interested parties that are all compassionate about sickle cell disease and the people living with the disease in the state of Mississippi.   The Board of Directors is governed by a set of bylaws and are all voluntary positions.  The MSCF does not compensate members for their time and services to the foundation. Regular board meetings are held monthly, and a special call meeting can be scheduled at any time. Please meet the MSCF Board of Directors:

  • Jeanne Julious Tate, Chairwoman

  • Natasha Roberts, Vice Chairwoman

  • Terri Holden Bennett, Treasurer

  • Arleen Anderson, Asst. Treasurer

  • Lakeshia Pridgett, Secretary

  • Teresa Walker, Asst. Secretary

  • Dr. Dereck Davis

  • Dr. Melissa McNaull

  • Dr. Deidra Snell

  • Courtney Davis

  • Kallie Hargrove

  • Evelyn Washington

  • Tobi Breland

  • Gail Lewis

Board of Directors
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