Helping fund research and development to find a cure for Sickle Cell Disease.



Sickle Cell Disease


Our Founder

Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware founded Sickle Cell aWAREness Foundation in 2017. Spencer played college football for LSU where he became an SEC Champion.

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We are hosting our 2nd Annual Steak, Wine & Chocolate Night on Thursday, April 26th at Tanner's Bar & Grill in Kansas City, KS. RSVP today to reserve your spot to hang with Spencer and other Kansas City Chiefs!

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell (RBC) disorders that cause the production of abnormal hemoglobin (Hb), the oxygen-carrying component of the RBC.

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Spencer's Story

At the age of eight Spencer was told his mother, a survivor of SCD, would only live until her twenties. The journey had just begun.

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Over 310 children are born with SCD per year.

Sickle Cell Disease is a chronic disease that can cause many systemic complications, such as organ dysfunction and infection due to inadequate tissue perfusion and oxygenation. One in every ten African American children are affected.