Cure Sickle Cell Foundation (CSCF), Inc. was founded by Larry & Dee Nixon, a physician and nurse, whose son has sickle cell disease (SCD). The couple believes it to be no coincidence that they have been blessed with a son that has the disease. Not only does their profession uniquely position them to care for their son, it also compels them to be the backbone for CSCF. The philosophy of sacrificing self to benefit others is the story of their live and is reflected in the spirit of CSCF’s all-volunteer structure.
CSCF was born out of the Nixon’s frustration with the lack of research and funding efforts geared for curing SCD. The Nixon’s turned their frustration into action by starting this website, www.curesicklecell.org, in 2002 soon after their son was born. Thanks to encouragement and support from the sickle cell community, CSCF continues to grow stronger in their efforts in fighting sickle cell and Helping Families.
The primary goal for CSCF is to live in a society free of sickle cell disease. We provide families, teachers and caregivers who have children with SCD the education necessary to meet the day-to-day needs to care for someone with SCD and tips for prevention of SCD complications. In addition, we strive to meet the demands and needs of the sickle cell community. To this end, we are dedicated.