WHO WE ARE
The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Research & Education is dedicated to raising funds necessary to provide the much needed resources to advance the cure for sickle cell disease and to assist those who suffer from this chronic, debilitating, and often fatal disease. Priscilla Hill-Ardoin established the foundation in 2005 in honor of her son Aaron Ardoin, who died at the age of 23 due to complications from sickle cell disease.
Operating under the auspices of the San Antonio Area Foundation, The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Cell Research and Education benefits from best in class operating practices and a staff of professionals with significant experience in philanthropy. Of the many challenges related to sickle cell disease, including those impacting research, therapeutic treatment, accessibility to proper care and promising scientific advances, the lack of awareness and insufficient levels of funding are paramount.
The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Cell Research & Education stands as a vehicle of hope for the courageous children, adults and families that suffer with the disease.