WHY PARTICIPATE

Benefitting a World-class Sickle Cell Program

Children with sickle cell disease can experience excruciating pain and repeated visits to the Emergency Department, and have a high risk of stroke and an average life expectancy of only 50 years. The Daisy Days campaign benefits sickle cell research and patient care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where a large and comprehensive program offers all the specialty services these patients need. Our researchers are on the cusp of a history-making breakthrough: a revolutionary cure for people living with the disease — and for those diagnosed while still in the womb. With your help, we can transform lives.

A Quest for Knowledge

Twelve-year-old Caylin is a budding scientist who loves comparing numbers, gathering data and experimenting. Her current quest is to create the perfect slime — finding just the right texture and color — for optimal fun. Caylin’s passion for science stems from her own experience: she has sickle cell disease and has been treated since birth at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meet Caylin

Caylin smiling playing in fountain