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John W. Downing Jr. and Melvin E. Jenkins Jr. Lectureships

Friday June 21, 2024 


What we do

The Fund provides much needed support for research projects, patient and family assistance, advocacy and education to benefit children with chronic diseases, especially but not limited to sickle cell disease, HIV and asthma.


​Latest news

Donation Drive Through

A big thank you to

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

Prince Georges County Chapter

for their donations of Gift Cards, Socks, Lotions, Books, Journals and Water Bottles for Howard University Sickle Cell Patients

TAF Expands access to SCD

The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance organization that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs, recently announced the launch of a new financial assistance program for people living with sickle cell disease.


Click here for more information on our ongoing book drive.

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Shante's Story

Due to my husband's disability and me only being able to find part-time work, we were unable to pay the fees needed for my oldest son to fully participate in his middle school graduation events. I am so thankful the Rana Pediatric Fund was able to assist so he could be a part of everything!


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