Sickle Cell Awareness Group

Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario also known as SCAGO is a member organization under the
national umbrella of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada.
It was established in 2005 to:

  • Improve treatment and care received by patients living with sickle cell disease by providing
    better education about the disease to the medical and allied health professionals.
  • Educate the community on sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait with the expected
    outcome of reducing the number of unplanned SCD births.
  • Support those living with the disease by providing access to peer support group meetings,
    scholarships, learning for life seminars and advocating on their behalves with the Ontario
    Ministry of Health
  • Support research

Camp Jumoke

Camp Jumoke’s mission is to enrich the lives of children living with Sickle Cell Disease and its complications, one child at a time.

Our primary mandate is to provide children with the opportunity to attend summer camp at our host camp, Camp Wenonah in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario, for two weeks every summer; this is at little or no expense to their families. Camp Jumoke is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We receive no government funding. All our funds come from fundraising efforts and corporate donations. Currently, the cost to send each child to camp is approximately $2344.00. Attending summer camp is an experience that many of these children would likely not be able to afford were it not for the work we do at Camp Jumoke, thanks to the generous hearts of supporters just like you!

Children’s Wish

The Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that we grant, we create moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.

We’ve been granting wishes since 1984. We have granted 23,000 wishes to children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Every wish is as unique as the child making it, from finally getting to cuddle with grandparents who live far away to hitting a puck with a favourite hockey player. In the often painful life of a seriously ill child, these wishes have made a tremendous difference.