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Jackson State hosts Sickle Cell 5K

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson State University is hosting the Annual 5K Walk/Run/Ride for Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

The 5K event kicked off at 4 p.m. at the Walter Payton Recreation & Wellness Center.

The walk is said to conclude with a "tailgate-style" party.

The Cure Sickle Cell Foundation said currently over 2.5 million people nation-wide carry the trait and 80,000 have the actual disease.

 

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