Why We Walk

We walk for the children and families treated at the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Bhatia & The Salomons

"We walk as a family to reach out to other families affected by SCD!" 

And here are some other reasons people choose to participate in the Walk:

  • "I walk to thank my brother for donating stem cells so I could be cured."
  • “I walk in honor of my sister's strength coping with sickle cell."
  • “We are all walking as a family to support my son's friend at school living with Sickle Cell.”
  • “We walk because we believe in research. We believe we can make sickle cell disease a thing of the past.”
  • “I walk because I love the nurses!”

Why do you walk? Tell us here.