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First ever "Sickle Cell Rally" in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

This first ever "Sickle Cell Rally" at the May Street YMCA is happening this weekend.

A local group called "Gals" or "Growing and Loving Sisters" hosted the event. Lots of folks came out to learn about the disease, and what routes they can take to find even more information. There was also plenty of food and fun for the whole family.

"We were prompted to do this because there are some members of our organization that are diagnosed with the disease, and so this afternoon, we brought down the Sickle Cell Foundation from Atlanta, giving them the chance to test individuals in the Savannah community," said Rose Thompson.

Organizers say doctors suggest every African American get tested for Sickle Cell Disease.

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