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"While we celebrate the gains realized over the past 100 years, the need for advancement remains. There is still no widely available cure and there is still only one drug with FDA approval for the treatment of adults with sickle cell disease."

Priscilla Hill-Ardoin, Founder

You can help by supporting our mission to Increase Awareness, Enhance Treatment, Promote Prevention, and Advance the Cure for persons with sickle cell anemia.


"We are going after chest syndrome because this is the most lethal, after sudden death in infancy ... by far the most serious problem in sickle cell disease."

David G. Nathan, M.D.    

"The Aaron Ardoin Foundation Visiting Professorship on sickle cell disease will help to open the lines of communication within the medical community and keep sickle cell visible among researchers."

Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H.


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All Grant Requests submitted to the Aaaron Ardoin Foundation Supporting Sickle Cell Research & Education must comply with the following guidelines:

  • The Foundation awards grants only to organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • In keeping with the Foundation's mission, grants are awarded to agencies or community organizations with programs and research related to sickle cell disease and families impacted by the disease.
  • Funding is to be used directly to meet specific needs within the sickle cell community and shall not be used to support fundraising or sponsorship events.
  • Grant requests are reviewed twice each year.  Grants submitted between January 1 and April 30 will be reviewed and awarded by July 15.  Grants submitted between May 1 and August 31 will be reviewed and awarded by November 15.



The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

1) demonstration of value to the advancement of awareness, treatment, care or cure of sickle disease;
2) documentation of the value of the project by providing evidence of the potential impact of these outcomes;
3) provision of documentation his/her/organization is a 501(c)3 organization;
4) supplied timetable and/or funding plan;
5) description of the implementation schedule;
6) Explanation of how the proposed activity justifies the grant request; and,
7) clearly written and understandable to the average educated reviewer.

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