The Kwamie Lassiter Memorial Golf Classic
The Kwamie Lassiter Foundation is committed to continuing his vision by establishing opportunities that promote comprehensive awareness of healthy lifestyles, and we are dedicated to bringing awareness to Sickle Cell Anemia. In addition, KLF T.A.C.K.L.E (Teaching All Children to Kickoff Leadership in Education) seeks to change the way children are motivated and to encourage their success in education.
- Provides resources for Sickle Cell Families
- Gift cards for families and patients of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Holiday meals, Christmas gifts, and needed financial support for families suffering from Sickle Cell Anemia
- Birthday In A Bag for Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients
- Back to School Backpacks and school supplies
- Hosting Bone Marrow Transplant Drives
- Providing Teacher’s Wish List for Classrooms of Title I schools
Back to School Supplies
For families in low-income neighborhoods, the costs are simply not realistic. Donating new school supplies to children in disadvantaged communities will make an impact on their ability to begin the school year school-ready.
Holiday Gift Cards
To limit Coronavirus transmission in our community and support the safety of staff, volunteers and clients, we will not accept or distribute toys, clothing, or other physical gift donations this holiday season. Instead, we will be distributing gift cards to families buying gifts for their children.
Provide a Thanksgiving Meal
This year, we have all been dealing with the twin crises of coronavirus and social injustice. For those that we serve, their budgets are even more stressed than usual. Our Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive ensures that every family can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.
World Sickle Cell Day
June 19th was officially designated as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. The international awareness day is observed annually with the goal to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients and their families and caregivers.
Over time people with sickle cell can experience damage to organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, heart and spleen. Death can also result from complications of the disorder. Treatment of sickle cell mostly focuses on preventing and treating complications.