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'Strut for Sickle Cell Savannah' fashion show at Woodville-Tompkins

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Students at one Savannah school strutting their stuff to benefit Sickle Cell patients Friday afternoon.

Students at Woodville-Tompkins Institute walked down the runway, part of “Strut for Sickle Cell Savannah”.

The event was organized by two sisters, one of which suffers from the disease. They say the goal is to help patients transition from pediatrics to adulthood, in a fun and supportive way.

"My sister and I wanted to bring a community together. We know that you can't do anything without a group of people. We wanted to bring young and old,” said Shaunii Rawls, creator of the fashion show.

Through the event, the Rawls’ sisters raised over $1,800 that will go directly to the Sickle Cell Transitioning Program at the Children's Hospital at Memorial.

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