At Imara, our support for the sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia communities comes to life in several ways. Through our community activities, we find opportunities to not only hear from individuals impacted by SCD and beta-thalassemia, but to also show our support, bring to light disparities in healthcare and advocate for disease awareness and better care.

Participating in community walks allow our team to get involved and show our support to the community and spread awareness. We also love that these walks give our families the chance to participate in our commitment as well! In October 2020, we were proud to sponsor the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association’s annual Walk for Sickle Cell disease.

A woman and two girls smiling.

Top pane is a man in a hoodie that says "Cure Sickle Cell." Bottom pane is path along Walden pond.

A man and woman and two kids standing in a parking lot with masks on.

Top pane is a woman and two kids holding a sign that says "Cure Sickle Cell." Bottom pane is a man in a hoodie.

Top pane is road and bottom pane is masked woman.

A smiling woman scratching a dogs neck.

Top pane is two women and a man smiling. Bottom pane is people standing on the short of a lake.

A woman with her hands on her hips wearing a shirt that says "Cure Sickle Cell."

Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Walk – October 2020

 

Over the holidays, our team was proud to develop Happy Hope Care kits in partnership with LifeScience Cares. These kits allowed us to bring comfort and necessities to children in need.

At Imara, we understand that disparities in healthcare access among these populations in the U.S. exist and directly impact the care, outcomes and quality of life that the community will experience. Our team is committed to better understanding the experiences of the community so we can be better equipped to serve those impacted by SCD and beta-thalassemia long-term.

Through our #TakeTimeThursdays initiative, we step away from our desks and tune into relevant webinars and educational sessions to help us understand the disparities experienced by minority populations.