The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Partners with the the Northwest Sickle Cell Collaborative and the Metropolitan Sickle Cell Task Force to present NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY as the 2010 Opening Night Film, recognizing of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Sickle Cell Anemia in the U.S.
The Festival hopes promote awareness and participation in Sickle Cell Centennial by dedicating the Opening Night Gala to this worthy cause. The LHAAFF and the NSCC/MSCTF are collaborating with other King County partners to raise awareness of the disease that occurs in about 1 in every 500 African-American births and 1 in every 1000 to 1400 Hispanic-American births. About 2 million Americans, or 1 in 12 African Americans, carry the sickle cell trait.
$5 from Opening Night ticket goes directly to the Metropolitan Task Force to help support families and individuals with sickle cell disease through advocacy, summer camp program, and a scholarship fund.
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