Hands Of Hope -Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation, Inc.

A Non-Profit Organization

Cecelia Mitchell- President
of Hnads Of Hope-SCA

September 17, 2016 -   4th Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Walk:  

There will be a Sickle Cell Support Group meeting on September 29, 2016, beginning at 6:30PM at Spring of Life Church Of God In Christ. The location is 4116 N. 30th Street Tampa, Florida 33610. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Angela Birdsong of Bankers Life Insurance. For additional information contact me at 813-417-1014. See you on September 29, 2016. #HOH4TAMPA

Rowlett Park, 2401 E. Yukon Street, Tampa, Florida 33602, Shelter #218.

Registration is from 8AM – 8:30AM. The walk will begin at 9AM. Registration cost is $10.00 -12 years old $20.00 ages 13 and up. Your registration cost includes a tee-shirt (If you require a size over 2x, please add $2.00 to your registration cost.)

 Walk up registration is $25.00. (This cost includes a tee-shirt, while supplies last.) Early bird registration by mail or online through Eventbrite at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-of-hope-sickle-cell-awareness-walk-tickets-24466725635.

Early bird registation starts May 1, 2016 through September 1, 2016, your name will be in a drawing for $100.00 visa gift card, and other fun giveaways.

 Vendors and food trucks will be on site at this event. This a pet friendly event. There
 will be a prize for the best dressed pet (must have current tag and be on leash at all times.)

There will be a hotdog eating contest.

 Free AIDS testing and Sickle Cell Screening and face painting will be available, also the Bloodmobile will be on site.Music and Entertainment will be provided by Deejay Smellsogood and Dj Partytime of Wreckin Da game Ent

Family Fun Bowling Day
June 18, 2016
(World Sickle Cell Awareness Day)
June 19, 2016 
Time:  3:00PM
Location: Pin Chasers Midtown
                 4847 N. Armeina Avenue
                 Tampa, Florida  33603
Cost:$10.00 per person 
There will be a drawing for a $50.00 Visa gift card

College Team Apparel  (No NFL )

Thank You for your donation to the "We Are Family" Fashion show, promoting Sickle Cell Awareness

Bloomin Brands - Tampa, Florida (Gift basket)
Bok Tower Gardens - Lake Wales, Florida (Admission for 2)
Burgess Music Group - Tampa, Florida Dr. Carlton Burgess (Gift certificate)
Classic Events Entertainment - Tampa, Florida Mr. Downy Belidor (Owner) (Pipe and draping)...
CoCo Keys Water Resort - Orlando, Florida (Admission for 4)
Deejay Smellsogood - Tampa, Florida (CD’S)
Dinosaur World - Plant City, Florida (Admission for 2)
Double Tree by Hilton - Tampa, Florida (Kevin Woodson, Group Sales Manager (2 Certificates 2- night-weekend stay in a standard room for 2)
Ms. Brenda Greenway
Glazer Museum - Tampa,Florida
Greater Mt. Carmel AME Chruch, Tampa, Florida - Reverend Ricky A. Polk, Pastor
Gold & Diamond Source - Clearwater, Florida ($100.00 gift certificate)
Gordon Food Service - Tampa, Florida (10% off store purchase)
Mr. Yves “Muhammed” Higgins
Holy Land - Orlando, Florida (Admission for 2)
Improv -Tampa, Florida (Admission for 8 to comedy show)
J’s Video
Dr. Linda Purdue
Kennedy Space Center - Cape Canaveral, Florida (Admission for 4 )
Mr. Leroy Staley
Medieval Time Dinner & Tournament - Kissimmee, Florida (Dinner for 2)
MOSI - Tampa, Florida (Admission for 2 to the museum)
Mr. Marcus Ramsey - Graduate & Intern teacher - Burgess Music Group
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. - Clearwater, Florida (2 tickets to the play - “PILOBOULS”)
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa - Safety Harbor, Florida (Renvey Bryd,) Spa Sales Manager
(4 - 1 day guest passes)
SeaWorld & SeaWorld Aquatica Water Park - Orlando, Florida (Admission for 4)
Spring of Life Church of God in Christ -Tampa, Florida (Elder William Gaylord)
T&D Aloha Save Ice - Tampa, Florida (Kindle) & (Family fun night gift box)
Tampa, Theater - Tampa, Florida (Admission for 2)
The Cheesecake Factory – (Gift card)
The Dali Museum –St. Petersburgh, Florida (Admission for 2)
The Florida Aquarium -Tampa, Florida (Admission for 2)
The Tampa Bay Lighting - Autographed Hat & Puck
The Ringling - Sarasota, Florida (Admission for 2)
TJ Max - Tampa, Florida (Gift card)
University of South Florida - Tampa, Florida, Beau Edwardson (Production Manager & Staff) College of the Arts
Wright Gourmet House - Tampa, Florida (Gift card)
Family and friends new and far!

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

January 18, 2016

Tampa, Florida

Time: TBA

Sickle Cell Awareness Shirts from the Walk Will Be Required for All Participants 

No exceptions

Sickle Cell Awareness Program

September 26, 2015


Spring of Life Church of God In Christ

4116 N. 30th Street

Tampa, Florida 33610

Thanks to all who came out to support the Sickle Cell Community at the Hands of Hope, Sickle Cell Awareness program, which was held at Spring of Life Church of God in Christ on September 26, 2015. Special thanks to: Lynda Pearson ( Mistress of Cemorny,) Savana Dorsey (Welcome,) Drayana Bonney (Praise Dance,) Minister Ridgely, Annie Johnson (Warrior,) Leslie Lovett (Memories of Warrior Son,) Dr. Sakina Butt, Ethel Bellamy-Ward, Renee Best, Roz Mitchell, Fern Dorsey, Seren Gordon, and Elder William Gaylord and the entire Spring of Life Church of God In Christ family

Sickle Cell Awareness Walk
September 19, 2015

Rowlett Park

2501 River Hills Drive Shelter #218

Tampa, Florida 33604

Registration Cost:
$15 (13+) $10.00 (Child)
$20.00 day of the walk $15.00 day of walk
Registration fee includes a T-Shirt
August 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015 by mail only
Includes name in drawing for $100.00 Visa gift card
(Must be present to win)

General Registration ends on September 4, 2015
Includes name in drawing for $50.00 Visa gift card
(Must be present to win) ...
To register online visit: Eventbrite.com and look for Hands of Hope-Sickle Cell Awareness Walk

For Additional Information Contact:
Cecelia Mitchell
4601 N. 36th Street
Tampa, Florida 33610
(813) 417-1014

Your donation is tax deductible

Family Fun Bowling Day

May 23, 2015    3-5pm

Brandon Crossroads Bowl

Tampa, Florida 609 Carter Lane 33619 (just east of 301 off of Palm River Road)

Cost is $10.00 per person

Wear you favorite College Team Colors & may the best team win


2nd Annual Warrior Strong Fashion Show & Banquet

March 21, 2015

Cathedral Conference Center

1301 S. 78th Street

Tampa, Florida

5:00 PM

Tickets Prices:

$20 for ages 13 and up

$10 for ages 6 through 12

A semi-formal, dress to impress event

Thanks to everyone who supported the Hands of Hope – Sickle Cell Awareness, Foundation Inc., 2nd annual Warrior Strong Fashion Show, which was held on March 21, 2015 at Cathedral Conference Center, in Tampa, Florida.  Special thanks to Elder A.D. Shaw and staff of Cathedral Conference Center. Superintendent William Gaylord and members of the Spring Of Life Church of God In Christ, Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church and its members, Brenda Greenway (MC for this event,) Caylie Rowe of Rowe Photography, Team Javel, Media Productions, Parker Glass of Brandon, Florida, O’ Taste & See Catering Inc., - Katrina Elliott- Owner,  Wright’s Gourmet House, Sutter Roofing, Mr.& Ms. Jerry Bair,  Arise Shine Services, Jan-Supply Inc., Daniel Tapia- Owner, Ms. Yvonne Edwards of Miami, Florida, Mr. Leon Bellamy, Denver, Colorado, Mr. Willie Stokes, Ms. Theresa Girard and Family, David L. Thomas, Valina Sandy, Sonya Edwards for the outstanding job of decorating of the facility, the student volunteers from the University of South Florida, The Board of Directors of Hands of Hope, family and friends near and far, and all  other volunteers who helped as greeters, servers, set-up crew, or whatever you did to make this event possible. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to show your support to the Sickle Cell Community.  Hands of Hope is grateful to know people like you! Again thanks!

“No Matter the Obstacles”

Be comfortable in the skin you are in

Fashion Show

March 15, 2014

University of South Florida

College of Education Building

David Anchin Center - TECO Room

4202 E. Fowler Avenue

Tampa, Florida 33620-6758

Thanks you everyone who came out to support Hands of Hope-SCA “No Matter the Obstacles” be comfortable in the skin you are in fashion show.  This event was held on March 15, 2014, 2PM, at the University of South Florida, College of Education Building.  Special Thanks to: Spring of Life Church of God In Christ Family, (Superintendent, William Gaylord –Pastor,) Bettin Construction (Larry Bettin – Owner,) Parker Glass & Door Company (Ron & Carol Parker – Owners,) G&R Graphics (Anabial Gonzalez –Owner,) Pollo Rumbero, Buds Blooms & Beyond, Essential Events Decorations & Planning (Kim Brown – Owner,) SG Photography, LLC. (Stephen & Merlina Glass 0 Owners,) University of South Florida, Physical Plant Division, Outta Da Box Children Clothing (Rodney Williams –Owner,) Casper Company (Bob Conigliaro – Vice President, Community Relations,) Jerry & Sandy Bair, Kaylee Chancey, Michael & Linda Williams, J.C. Brantley, Elyse Powell, Vernice Jenkins, Sonya Edwards, Elaine Young, John & Lori Anderson and our family, friends and the volunteers for your love and support, you all helped made this event a success.   If I missed including your name, please forgive me, but your presence was greatly appreciated by all.  Cecelia Mitchell President/Founder- Hands Of Hope-SCA.

Sickle Cell Awareness Program

September 21, 2013


Spring of Life Church of God In Christ

4116 N. 30th Street

Tampa, Florida 33610

Sickle Disease Awareness Walk
September 14, 2013
Rowlett Park
2501 River Hills Drive, Shelter #218
Tampa, Florida 33604
Sickle Cell Education Foundation & Hands of Hope – SCA