Community Cares

WEAA’s Community Cares Program

The Community Cares Partner for September is the Sickle Cell Association.

An estimated 100,000 people live with Sickle Cell in the United States and millions globally. Sickle Cell Disease occurs in one out of every 500 African American births and one out of every 36,000 Hispanic American births.  Sickle Cell traits occurs in approximately 1 in 12 African Americans. Sickle Cell disease or Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary blood disorder, characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells’ flexibility.

On Saturday, September 6th from 10am-3pm the 1st Annual National Sickle Cell Walk with the Stars will take place at Lake Montebello. There will be celebrity guests, a vendor showcase, information booths, musical entertainment, a kid’s zone and more. The walk and run begins at 10am. On October 1-4 at the Inner Harbor Hyatt Regency the 42nd Annual SCDAA Convention will take place.  The discussion will be “Advancing the Sickle Cell Disease Research Agenda, Airway Obstruction & Acute Chest Syndrome in Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension- What Everyone Needs to Know”.

Let’s Break the Sickle cycle!
Phone: 410-528-1555 x26
Fax: 410-528-1495


Previous WEAA Community Cares Recipients:

The House of David, Advocates for Fathers, Inc. –
The Stroke -
Elder Theodore L. Barber Scholarship Foundation, Inc. -
901 Arts -
WAR-Women Accepting Responsibility -
Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center  -
Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation -
The Black Male Engagement Initiative -
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Baltimore -
The Cancer Support Foundation, Inc. -
Susan G Komen -
PMJ Foundation - 
Associated Black Charities -
BCDSS Adoption and Foster Care Families -
The League -
The Arena Players - Facebook Page
Baltimore City Dept. of Social Services Foster Care/Adoption Resource Program -
Beans & Bread –
Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland –
Daughter for the Day –
Elite Dance Ministry – 410-303-9240
The League for People with Disabilities –
National Great Blacks in Museum -
OrchKids –
Promise Child – 410-963-1482
Project Mayhem –
The Scott Lee Foundation –

For more information about WEAA Community Cares contact:

Sandi Mallory, Director of Public Affairs & Community Engagement
Telephone: 443-885-4531


What is WEAA Community Cares?
Non-profits are proven champions in our community. The WEAA Community Cares Campaign is used to spotlight these organizations whose mission and values make a daily difference in the lives of others. Every month, WEAA partners with a non- profit organization and promotes the mission of the organization through this vignette, broadcasted several times daily on WEAA 88.9 FM

How to nominate an organization for WEAA Community Cares?
Listeners are encouraged nominate an organization that has touched lives, made an impact in their neighborhoods and considered a champion in the Baltimore and/or surrounding communities. Nominations should include a brief essay discussing their value, mission, and how they’re making a difference. Nominations can be mailed to:

WEAA 88.9 FM
Attn: Community Cares
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
Or email:


The Community Cares Vignette airs several times daily on WEAA 88.9 FM. Listeners are encouraged nominate an organization that has touched lives and have made an impact in their neighborhood. Nominations include a 200 word essay discussing their value, mission, and how they making a difference. Nominations are mailed,