Wellington and the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County partner for the first “Redteenth” event on June 19th, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 Forest Hill Boulevard).
This free event will educate visitors on the mission of the Sickle Cell Foundation and its efforts in the community, as well as celebrate the history and significance of Juneteenth, a national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States celebrated annually on the third Saturday in June.
The “Redteenth” event will feature performances by spoken word artists, musical acts, and educational/motivational speakers, in addition to a children’s area with activities, food trucks, and vendors for the community to enjoy.
To attend this event, guests are asked to sign up via the Sickle Cell Foundation’s Eventbrite page.
The Sickle Cell Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with Sickle Cell Disease/Trait as well as members of their family and to educate the public about this devastating hereditary blood disorder. Sickle Cell Disease is a condition that affects the red blood cells and is the most common of genetic disorders. For more information on the Sickle Cell Foundation, or to become a vendor or sponsor, please contact the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County at 561-833-3113 or visit their website at www.sicklecellpbc.org.