UNH Raising Fund for Sickle Cell Anemia

WEST HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) — The Third Annual Lambda Cutz at the University of New Haven will offer $7 haircuts to raise funds for sickle cell anemia on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Run by Kappa Chapter of Latino American Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc., the event will take place in the German Club on the main UNH campus, 300 Boston Post Road. The event will raise funds to support sickle cell anemia programs in the Latino community. The fraternity has a goal of raising $800.

Lambda Alpha Upsilon is a fraternity for Latino men with a mission that promotes brotherhood, scholarship and service to the community.

Major League Barber Shop of West Haven is the lead sponsor for the fundraiser and will provide professional barbers to cut hair.

Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary blood disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body. There is no cure. Sickle cell anemia is most common in people whose families come from Africa, South or Central America (especially Panama), Caribbean islands, Mediterranean countries (such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy), India and Saudi Arabia.

To help raise awareness of Sickle Cell Anemia, the individuals who get a haircut, will take a picture holding a fact about Sickle Cell, which will be posted on the chapter’s Instagram page: kappa.lau

For more information about the event or how to get involved with the fundraiser please email lau@newhaven.edu.

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