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Fundraiser For Cone Health Sickle Cell Center

8:10 AM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - A high school student is doing big things to help others in need.  Jasmine Austin, a senior at Southern Guilford High School is raising money for the new Cone Health Sickle Cell Center in Greensboro.

"I've always wanted a way to give back while I was young," said Austin.  "I just thought it would be a good way to give back and be a Blessing to someone else who needs it."

The Cone Health Sickle Cell Center will provide life-changing care for adults with sickle cell disease.  Cone Health provided the funding to create the clinical space and rooms, but another $300,000 is needed to support a case manager, to purchase specialized education materials and to meet emergency patient needs, including assistance with transportation and food.

"My goal is $1,000 but any amount will help," said Austin, who was inspired to help after learning of her friend's battle with the disease.

"One of my church friends has sickle cell," she explained.  "I see it brings her spirit down sometimes and I just wanted to do something to help people who are going through the same thing she is."

To help out, Austin put together a showcase called, "Piedmont's Got Talent."  The show will feature various acts which will be awarded for first, second and third prizes. The show is on Friday, April 12 at 6pm.  It's at Southern Guilford High School in Greensboro.

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