Calendar of Events

2016 Sickle Cell Annual Events
In Memory of Dr. Donald Spigner, SCPASCC Founder

Many thanks to everybody who participated in the 2016 Highmark Walk for Sickle Cell Council, on behalf of our Clients. We were able to raise $8K this year! And, the donations are still coming in! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

This was a very memorable year for the actual walk that took place on, Saturday, May 21st....... in the pouring down RAIN! Wow! Actually, Volunteers and Staff were dedicated to staying the course while gladly accepting donations that day! We had a great time! People who came to Walk for Sickle Cell were terrific! We were so pleased to see many new and past participants, this year!

We appreciate Highmark Blue Shield for bringing this fundraiser together, year-after-year, underwriting it entirely, with Jodie Ruediger, Sr. Community Affairs at the helm. That allows each of the nonprofits to keep every cent of each donation. Many thanks for helping us …….. help others!

DATE: Saturday, April 16th

LOCATION: ABC North Lanes, 5303 Locust Lane, Hbg, PA 17109

TIME: 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (doors opened at 12 PM)

This event was held, In Memory of Dr. Donald Spigner, SCPASCC Founder.

We were very happy to have Senator Rob Teplitz, Rep Patty Kim, and John "Ski" Sygielski, join us this year! Each of these influential people give support to SCPASCC, in various ways. We appreciate their interest and ability to stand behind their words which offer to help our Sickle Cell Council and Clients.

Each year, ABC North Lanes shows support of SCPASCC and our important Sickle Cell cause. The cost is only $20 per person, for 3.5 hrs of Bowling, and includes shoes, food, drinks, and dessert! Plus, people bid (donate) $5 on our famous Grudge Match, which is held during the last half hour of the Bowling Party. The Grudge Match is titled: "Who can beat the director?"

This year, a great bowler, Calvin Lawson took on our Executive Director, Joseph Robinson, Jr. Both men enjoy bowling. Calvin is on leagues and is a regular bowler for many years, now. He has seven 300 games under his belt! Joe had won the last 3 of 4 Grudge Matches with his strong bowling style. But, this year, John Calvin beat him with his consistent high scores. Joe did his best each frame, but Calvin kept those strikes and spares adding up! Thank you both, for offering a fun ending to our Bowling Party!

The Grudge Match "Winning Bidder" this year was none other than, Bobby Lawson! His bid was on John Calvin Lawson and by exactly how many points he won by. We were very happy to present Bobby with a, $50 Giant Gift Card!

The Lawson Family, who hosts this event each year, called out many quality RAFFLE PRIZES using everybody's ticket stub in the RAFFLE DRAWINGS. Our thanks to Calvin Lawson, Dr. Herman Lawson, and their family members for helping to make this another great event on behalf of SCPASCC and our Clients.

Please come out to support our nonprofit and Sickle Cell Clients next year in April. Call: Judy Chandler, Events Coordinator w:(717) 234-3358 to find out the date and time and to register. You can, also, check our Facebook and Website for the information early next year./p>

We look forward to having you join us! Thank you!

To learn more please call Judy Chandler, Coordinator of Special Events: Office: (717) 234-3358 or Email:


DATE: Friday, September 2, 2016

LOCATION: Valley Green Golf Course

Everybody had a wonderful time this year at our exciting, fun Golf Outing! The Golfers who won trophies are as follows:

1st Place: Dean, Lehman, Ed Hall, Jim Hartline, Eddie Murray

2nd Place: Marc deCoen, Dennis Herman, Chris Pirritano, Jeff Arnold

3rd Place: Steve Weihbracht, Jim Joynt, Alex Joynt, Rob Steven

Final Place: Dr. Herman Lawson, Michael Lawson, Carlton Green

Longest Putt: Keith Persing

Longest Drive: Mike Fautch

Straightest Drive: Luau Bowers

Closest to Pin: Marc deCoen

MANY THANKS TO ALL GOLFERS, SPONSORS, and VOLUNTEERS IN ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR!! Your support is a huge help to our largest fundraiser of each year! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Panera Bread, located near the Camp Hill Mall, had their specialty: Bagels, Cream Cheese, Cookies, Coffee, and Tea for our attendees’ Breakfast in the morning. Many thanks to Matt Roberts, Panera GM, for being our Breakfast Sponsor for the 2nd year in a row!

During our Awards/Dinner Ceremony, Michael Young, CEO, PinnacleHealth, our Platinum Sponsor for the 5th year in a row, spoke about PinnacleHealth’s activities in and around Dauphin Co. that help people. Their support for SCPASCC’s golf outing is well-received by everyone! We appreciate Michael Young and his entire staff for their steadfast interest in supporting our important Sickle Cell cause.

During our Awards/Dinner Ceremony, we were blessed to hear from two of our Sickle Cell Clients, Ms. Shalawn James and Ms. Dena Washington. Their heartfelt talks were enlightening and memorable! Their messages “got through” to everybody as we each “grew” medically speaking in our understanding of Sickle Cell Disease, while our hearts poured out compassion to each of them. Their obvious ability to stand strong during tough times is impressive. We wish these two women and their families all the best!

After the golf scramble, we had a delicious meal that was prepared and served onsite by, Michael Warner, Proprietor, and his staff from Carrabba's Italian Grill, Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. This was Mike's 3rd year with us and we hope to have them as our Dinner Sponsor, again, next year. Their professionalism and delicious food are a great combination!

For the 5th year, we were fortunate to have Amanda Benko, Owner of Full Circle Spa & Body Works. She offered complimentary therapeutic massages to anyone interested that day! And, for the 3rd year, we were joined by, Clown Around Town, Sean Straining, who served dessert for us!

Each of our Raffles was a huge success!


28 Free Green Fees from 12 Golf Courses: Valley Green, Dauphin Highlands, Deer Valley, Colonial CC, Blue Ridge CC, Hershey CC, Lebanon Valley, Iron Valley, Range End, Armitage, Manada, Mayapple, and One Free Private Golf Lesson, with Kevin Kraft, Dir. of Golf, at Bumblebee Hollow.


126 Prizes included: (2) 32” Flat Screen Televisions, DVD Home Theater w/5 Speakers, Overnight Hotel Stays; (10) Free (4) Bowling Games; Weekend Canoe Trip for 2 people, (3) Car Washes, (3) Complete Vehicle Detailings, Movie Tickets, (1yr) Computer Care Plan, Many Gift Cards to Retail Stores and Restaurants, Gift Baskets, Harrisburg Senators Baseball Gift Basket, Eureka Wireless Vacuum Cleaner, Nail Salons Coupons, Drycleaners Discounts, Wicker Stool, and much, more!

50/50 Raffle Prize = $620 was split with Sickle Cell Council and winner, Jim Nunley.


Platinum Sponsor: PinnacleHealth with Key Guest Speaker, CEO, Michael Young

Gold "Media" Sponsor: The Patriot-News (PA Media Group)

Silver Sponsor: Highmark Blue Shield

Dinner Sponsor: Carrabba's Italian Grill (Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg)

Breakfast Sponsor: Panera Bread (Camp Hill Mall)

Towel Sponsors: Harrisburg Gastroenterology

Cart Sponsors: Dr. Gwendolyn Poles / Mrs. Merlie Poles, “In Honor of Dr. Donald W. Spigner.”

33 HOLE SIGN SPONSORS: Pinnacle Health, Dr. Carol Spigner, “In Memory of Dr. Donald W. Spigner, Founder,” Dr. Herman Lawson, “In Honor of Dr. Donald Spigner,” Alan Hostetler Insurance Agents and Broker, Dr. Peroutka, Andrews & Patel – Hematology and Oncology, Morrison Eye Associates, Keith & Denise Chase, Bangs Law, SCD Boutique, Loper & Loper Painting and Roofing, Phil's Body Shop, Dirty Dog Hauling, Bob Ruth Ford, Hooper Memorial, Pig Penn Hauling, Reizdan Moore, Esq, Shepherd’s Driver Consultant, State Farm Tyronne Isaac, Enterprise, Highmark Blue Shield, The Chase Family, Steelton & Colonial Park Family Dentistry, Wallace Funeral Director, Inc, PHFA – PA Housing Finance Agency, Patriot-News, Harrisburg Chamber & CREDC, Dr. Donald Morabito, Enterprise, Robinson Management Services, LLC, SACA – Spanish American Civic Assoc, Carlos Graupera, George and Brigid Grode, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, NFP Business Solutions, Panera Bread, Nester & Mathias Dentistry, Visiting Angels.

8 MONETARY DONATIONS: Mark Robinson (Board Member), Morton Spector, PHFA – PA Housing Financial Co, Mary Young; Conrad Seigel: John Paul Rogers, Jr; Chloe Eichelberger; Harrisburg Foot and Ankle, Dr. Allan Grossman

9 VOLUNTEERS: Freddie Player, Julie Ruda, Edna Robinson, Kim Jarrett, Dena Washington, Brianna Ruda, Nicole Ruda, Lisa Green-Powell, Shirley Williamson, Arlene Cooper, Gary Kneiss, Shay Battle.

MANY THANKS TO OUR VALUABLE VOLUNTEERS! Your expertise in helping us behind the scenes and onsite at our events is undeniably essential for our success.

We hope to see everyone next year! Please tell your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues they better not miss our (next) 2017 Sickle Cell Annual Golf Outing! There is always great camaraderie, lots of fun, delicious food, and terrific raffle prizes for everybody!


The Soiree Meet & Greet for Friends and Supporters is being held on, Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, who provides a large beautiful room and a scrumptious meal. During the evening, two of our Clients who explain what it is like to live with Sickle Cell Disease.

The event is filled with SCD Client Speakers, live Music, and an exciting Silent Auction with quality retail items and sports paraphernalia. Our Friends and Supporters make a delightful combination of business connections, enjoyable camaraderie, and great support for Sickle Cell Council.

This is a free flowing Soiree runs from 5 PM to 9 PM. Heavy hors d'oeuvres are served Buffett style, while enjoyable live musical/vocal entertainment occurs throughout the event. We, also, have a Cash Bar for anyone interested. Announcements will be made for the closing of various Silent Auction tables so people can choose to up their bids.

Business Attire is preferred. Remember to bring your business cards so you can network with others. And, be prepared to enjoy the ambience and relax after your long day at work! This is a wonderful time to make new friends, while developing business connections that can prove valuable in the future.

To learn more please call Judy Chandler, Coordinator of Special Events: Office: (717) 234-3358 or Email:

Ongoing Events

Year-Round Support for Sickle Cell Council

We hosted our Sickle Cell Council Senators Organization Day on July 10, 2016 at FNB Park, on City Island, in Harrisburg! Join us next summer for the 2017 event to root together to beat our opponent, Sickle Cell Disease! And, for our Harrisburg Senators Baseball Team to beat their opponent!

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Our goal is to reach $50K each year from community organizations and individuals donors.

Thank you for choosing to donate to our important cause in our Sickle Cell Ongoing Fundraiser!

Please MAIL -or- HAND DELIVER your CHECK DONATION to our address:
South Central PA Sickle Cell Council
2000 Linglestown Road, Suite 103
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Thank you for showing your support by attending this game in honor of those who suffer from Sickle Cell Disease and Trait.

For CREDIT CARD DONATIONS, please click here!

Thank you,
Sickle Cell Council Staff

This year's Sickle Cell PA State Advocacy Day was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg. We convened a Press Conference at 9:00 AM to bring awareness to those who suffer with Sickle Cell disease.

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2000 Linglestown Road, Suite 103, Harrisburg PA 17110
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Phone: (717) 234-3358
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