Bridgeport Fire Department donates $9,600 to Sickle Cell research
The Bridgeport Fire Department is donating money for Sickle Cell research and awareness.
Earlier this month, the department held two boot drives and raised more than $9,600.
They presented that money to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Southern Connecticut.
Sickle Cell is a genetic disease that affects the red blood cells. Currently it affects 1 in 10 African Americans and 1 in 25 Hispanics. The disease has no cure.
The New Haven Fire Department has also recently held boot drives with their proceeds going to the Sickle Cell Disease Association.