Art therapy offered to children with sickle cell children of adults living with sickle cell

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Baton rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation recently received the Local Project Assistance Grant sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The grant will provide art therapy to children with sickle cell and the children of adults living with sickle cell. The event will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Scotlandville !e Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge. These artistic works will be presented at the annual Sickle Cell Walk/Run and will also be displayed in local libraries during the month of September. The grant is awarded to promote artistic collaboration. The grant is predominately funded by the East Baton ROUGHS Parish Mayor-President and Metro Council.

The Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide health and education initiative to increase awareness in the community unity at large, provide financial and advocacy supportive services to persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, and provide treatment support to enhance the quality of life for persons living with sickle cell disease. The foundation services 11 parishes in Louisiana and serves more than 400 persons living with sickle cell.