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Dr. Trevor K. Thompson

A Champion’s Call

Join us in celebrating the life of our founder . . .

We invite you to support the Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (SCFT) on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Autozone Park (corner of Union and Third).

Sickle Cell Camp

The SCFT provides a week-long medical-needs summer camp for children living with sickle cell disease at the Center for Courageous Kids.

Social Services

The Sickle Cell Foundation of TN provides comprehensive Social Services throughout the Mid-South area. (Crittenden County, Arkansas; Desoto County, Mississippi, Tennessee)

Virtual Mentor Program

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (SCFT) recognizes that young adults living with Sickle Cell Disease need the opportunity to communicate and get advice from older adults living with Sickle Cell.

Our Community Garden

The Community Garden initiative seeks to educate families affected with sickle cell disease on alternative healthy food choices and the charge to change purchasing habits for optimum health benefits.


The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (SCFT) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008, by the late Dr. Trevor K. Thompson and Cherry N.Whitehead-Thompson. As an educator (Administrator with Memphis City Schools) and sickle cell disease consumer, Dr. Thompson championed the call for advocacy, educational support and social services for citizens impacted by sickle cell disease in Memphis, across the state of Tennessee, and in the regions of north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. His efforts have enabled SCFT to provide educational awareness, through direct contact, via television, radio, print, and social media to more than 1,000,000 citizens across the Mid-South area.


To provide educational awareness, comprehensive social services, and collective supportive impact to all persons affected by Sickle Cell Disease within our service areas.


To improve the quality, self-sufficiency, and sustainment of life of all sickle cell consumers to the highest credible level possible.

Finish Line Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Meet Our Team

Dr. William Terrell, Jr.


Dr. Terrell holds medical degrees from Meharry Medical College, in 1972 and Xavier University, in 1961. Presently, he practices pediatrician at Memphis/Shelby County Pediatric Group.

Joseph Lee, lll


Mr. Lee’s accomplishments include Christian Brothers University, Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Accounting) – 1987; and University of Arkansas, Master of Science, Operations Management – 1992.

Michael Alan Jackson, CCHW

Program Director

His educational/leadership accomplishments include over 25 years in management experience. University of Illinois, College of Business, C-BA in Business Administration – 1998; and Institute of Integrative Nutrition- 2012. Quantum University (IQUIM) Integrative Medicine, BA- Holistic Health Sciences – 2018. Certified Community Health Worker – 2017 Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, inc. (SCDAA). 

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