40th Anniversary Gala
Uriel E. Owens Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Midwest was founded on January 19th, 1981 by family and friends of the late Uriel Owens. Owens’ desire was to establish some type of organization that could assist sickle cell disease patients like himself in various ways and to advocate for their needs. This organization has served as a memorial to Owens who contributed greatly to his community, and it has and continues to serve the needs of persons with sickle cell disease.
This Association has been a consistent advocate and voice for sickle cell disease community throughout the Kansas City, Metro area (Kansas and Missouri) since its founding. The Gala presented the opportunity to come together to celebrate the achievements over the 40 years.