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March 4, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Former rock 'n' roller Richard (Little Richard) Penniman opened a fund drive to find a cure for sickle cell anemia, telling fans that "we don't have one yet, so let's be like the mustard and catch up." Funds raised at 7-Eleven stores will go to the Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation, which will mark its 30th anniversary in April. The disease is an inherited chronic anemia primarily affecting blacks.
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July 19, 1985
The Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industries has presented the Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation with $5,000 in cash to support its services to sickle-cell anemia clients in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties. The foundation provides testing, referrals, counseling and research and supportive services for sickle-cell patients.
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February 5, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Individuals suffering from acute attacks of sickle cell anemia can receive the drug hydroxyurea from their physician as treatment for the debilitating blood disorder. Federal health officials recently found that hydroxyurea was effective in reducing the frequency of painful sickle cell anemia attacks. Daily doses of the drug also helped lower the need for hospitalization, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which released the test results Jan. 30.
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July 6, 1995 | LISA M. BOWMAN
The Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation is providing free confidential testing and counseling for parents of infants identified with the sickle-cell trait. A baby born with the trait will not develop the disease, but can pass it on to offspring if he or she mates with another carrier. If both parents have the trait, there is a 25% chance that future infants will be born with sickle-cell disease. People with sickle-cell disease have abnormally shaped red blood cells and poor circulation.
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December 10, 1991 | Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
Mayor Tom Bradley will declare next Tuesday "Toy Drive Day." Hundreds of organizations will be distributing toys, clothes and food to the needy and underprivileged throughout Los Angeles County. Here is a list of some of those organizations: * The Los Angeles Children's Toy Drive will be collecting toys from the Los Angeles branches of American Savings Bank and distributing the toys on Dec. 19 at housing projects. For more information, call (310) 208-6840. * St.
SPORTS
September 4, 1998
J.T. Kohut of Simi Valley made a 15-foot putt at the 18th hole to force a playoff, but finished second when Brett Johnson of Hilton Head, S.C. made par on the first sudden-death hole Sunday at the Ping/Phoenix Junior Championship at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. It was the second runner-up finish of the year in an AJGA event for Kohut, who was second at the ClubCorp Junior Championship at Firestone Country Club in May.
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March 5, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 38 years, the Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation has been the backbone for sufferers of the disease and parents of sickle cell children in Los Angeles, providing information, encouragement and assistance in crisis situations. But as obscure as the disease is for so many people, so is the small, Crenshaw-based organization. "Each day we receive calls from adults with sickle cell disease who've lived in the L.A.
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