The Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California was the first non-profit, social service sickle cell disease organization established in the United States.
Founded in 1957, the SCDFC has maintained a viable and reputable organization for over 45 years. With a growing population of individuals with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, the primary focus of the SCDFC is to educate, screen and counsel those persons at risk of having children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin disorders.
The Sickle Cell Adult Support Group of Southern California's mission is to offer educational material and wellness resources to help those adults with sickle cell manage their disease, to achieve the highest quality of life.
The goal of Camp Crescent Moon is to provide a week-long, sleep away camp experience for children with sickle cell disease who are unable to attend traditional camp program. Children with sickle cell disease would typically be excluded from other camps due to the potential serious complications that could arise at elevations above 5,000 feet, the environment, daily camp activities and the lack of a medical staff experienced in the management and care of sickle cell disease.