Sickle Cell Month

Living with Sickle Cell What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. These sickled cells carry less oxygen to parts of the body and when these misshaped cells are clumped together causes pain crisis. It affects African  Americans, Hispanics, and many more ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease… Read More Sickle Cell Month

AFD: Basketball Camp for At-Risk Youth this Thursday

WHO:                   Austin African-American Firefighters Association’s (AAAFFA) Basketball Camp WHAT:                 More than 150 kids from throughout Austin (primarily East Austin) attend this free three-day camp to learn both the fundamentals of basketball and fire safety. Additionally, the firefighters involved take the opportunity to talk to them about what it takes to become a firefighter, hoping to… Read More AFD: Basketball Camp for At-Risk Youth this Thursday