Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. (CSCF, Inc.) was Incorporated in December of 2000. By establishing Candice’s Sickle Cell Fund, we are dedicated to improving services to those who suffer from sickle cell disease.

“Hello, my name is Candice Young-Deler and in spite of having sickle cell disease, I have overcome many obstacles. Achieving outstanding grades while attending school was a task, which limited my chances for a scholarship. Because of severe pain caused by sickle cell crises, I constantly struggled with school related work. I found it very difficult, but not unattainable. For this reason, we assist students with sickle cell disease by awarding a $1,500 scholarship to three individuals annually.”

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Aims & Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of this disease in the Afro-American, Latino, Caribbean and Mediterranean communities.
  • Host at least one significant annual event in order to raise funds and grant at least three scholarships annually to students with Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Provide annual donation to support  Sickle Cell research.
  • Participate, collaborate and deliver a range of small community-based events each year to benefit those suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.


*We regret to announce the recent passing of our longtime board members Elise Rackmill and Jean DeVeaux. Our prayers go out to their families and we wish them peace.

Velma Allen, MA ED

Nathalee Campbell, Esq., MSW

Candice Deler, LMSW

Doris Louissaint, MD

Ademola Adeyeni, BS in Health Services Administration

Dr. Tartania Brown

Andrew Musa, B. A. in Visual Arts

Kenneth Rivlin, MD PhD

Melissa Vellón, MPA

Kathereen Young, MS ED

Nyasha Waller, CM, LM

Cheryl Hunter-Grant, LMSW

CSCF Scholarship

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