The Foundation For Sickle Cell Disease Research is having it’s grand opening! Make sure to attend ribbon cutting and become a part of history is South Florida! Did you know that Sickle Cell Disease is the most commonly diagnosed genetic disorder in newborns? 1 out of 10 African-Americans is a carrier (sickle cell trait) and 1 out of 100 Hispanic-Americans is a carrier. Many of us don’t know we are carriers. There are 3 million carriers in the United States and millions more in the Caribbean, Brasil, Africa, Saudi Arabia and India. Two carriers have a 25% of having a baby with Sickle Cell Disease. Individual can live into their 50’s and 60’s. There is no cure – But there can be!