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Empowering & improving the lives of
individuals impacted by sickle cell disease


The HEM (Health Equity Matters) Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization serving individuals impacted by sickle cell disease. 


The HEM Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to empower people affected by sickle cell disease to maximize quality of life and bridge health and racial disparities.   Its purpose is to raise awareness and community interest to improve the care, treatment, and attitude of persons living with sickle cell disease.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive,


-  Maya Angelou

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