UNICO Delmarva Chapter held a fundraiser walk for Cooley’s Anemia Foundation May 6 at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach.
Cooley’s Anemia, also known as thalassemia, is a major form of genetic blood disease. The mission of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is to increase life expectancy and enhance the quality of life for those impacted by thalassemia, a class of genetic blood disorders, most of which require regular blood transfusions and aggressive management of chronic iron overload, the predominant cause of early death.
They do so by funding medical research to advance treatment and curative approaches, by supporting and advising patients and their families and advocating on their behalf, and by educating medical professionals and the general public. Thalassemia is a hereditary disease that affected Italians and Greeks but now is spread over the world.