Our Aims and Our Goals.
The Foundation was established in 2004 by Julie Coker (Mother of Richard Coker-Enahoro), Baba-Jallah Epega & many dear family and friends. We are dedicated to providing education, screening and counselling programs for Sickle Cell and other abnormal haemoglobin. The Foundation has a deep-rooted commitment to making strides in educating all communities (especially the African-Caribbean) by helping , especially, the Sickle Cell Society www.sicklecellsociety.org via the Media machine(Awareness) & Events (Fundraising); monitoring the occurrence of Sickle Cell, improving the quality of life for those with the disease and cooperating with individuals and institutions conducting research in Great Britain & abroad . This would lead to better care, understanding and the kind of pervasive support for families living with Sickle Cell Disease. Our ultimate goal is to help find a cure & pave the way for access to this for those with the Sickle Cell Disease. Some predict that a cure may be found in the next quarter century. Hope is growing as researchers continue to make strides and a combination of medicine, lifestyle changes and counselling makes life easier for people to deal with Sickle Cell Disease.
We hope to help strengthen initiative to focus on test programme awareness of the trait in adults & help those living with Sickle Cell Disease to pursue and attain their goals via their talents in society today. So, while we search for a cure; we hope through The Richard Coker Foundation to continue to work to educate, support, serve and advocate those living with Sickle Cell Disease.
into curing the disease.
Help the underprivileged
in urban areas internationally
of the disease across all Cultures
to those with the disease