Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), and Barbara Lee (CA-13), co-chairs of the Congressional Sickle Cell Disease Caucus, recognized the importance of addressing sickle cell disease by leading a bill to designate September as Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.
“1 in 13 Black babies in the U.S. are born with the sickle cell trait, and this life-altering disease impacts an estimated 100,000 Americans,” said Rep. Owens. “To mark National Sickle Cell Disease Month, I am proud to join my colleagues on the Congressional Sickle Cell Disease Caucus to reaffirm our lifelong commitment to support patients, improve health outcomes, and develop a cure.”
Full text of the resolution is available here.