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15 Apr 2012

The Sickle Cell Disease Association, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley presents the Fourth Annual Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars, April 22

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April 15, 2012 Category: Health Posted by:

In 11 days, nine Philadelphia notables will lace up their dancing shoes and throw on a fedora (or two) for the Fourth Annual Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars, benefiting the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, this event will take place on, Sunday, April 22, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, at the Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East, 9th floor.

 

Burning up the floor with everything from the Paso Doble to the Foxtrot are Councilwoman Marian Tasco; Julie Dorenbos, co-owner of Skin Palette and wife of Philadelphia Eagle Jon Dorenbos; Marisa Magnatta, associate producer of 93.3WMMR’s Preston & Steve Morning Show; Anastasia Karloutsos, co-owner of the Water Works Restaurant; Nina Tinari, partner at T2 Consultants LLC and former special assistant to Gov. Ed Rendell; Kharisma McIlwaine, CW Philly/CBS3 reporter; Michael Days, managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Eric Cortes, marketing and promotions coordinator/producer for Telemundo Philadelphia; and Kevin Gatto, owner of Verde Salon.

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The purpose behind Dancing with the Philadelphia Stars is to assist in raising money to fund Sickle Cell education and programs, and shine the spotlight on a genetic disease that exists in staggeringly high numbers in the African American and Hispanic communities.

 

Often called the “forgotten disease”, Sickle Cell disease affects 1 out of every 500 African Americans, and approximately 80,000 individuals. One out of every 10-12 African Americans are carriers of the Sickle Cell trait, and approximately 2.5 million Americans.

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