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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Spencer Ware and his Sickle Cell aWAREness Foundation (SCAF) join together from June 1st to June 2nd 2019 to host an Awareness Weekend Skills Camp Weekend and Celebrity Basketball Game. This weekend of events, the 1st of its kind from SCAF, will benefit sickle cell research as well as first responder’s


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.