William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund
Annual Fundraisers

Many thanks to our sponsors and Honorary Chairpersons!


Media Sponsors

Honorary Chairpersons


  • U.S. Senator Thomas R. Carper
  • Former State Representative Donna Stone
  • Herman Ellis, M.D.
  • James F. Marshall
  • Bennie Smith
  • Ulysses Washington, Ph.D.
  • Maryland

  • U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin
  • U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings
  • U.S. Representative John Sarbanes
  • Former U.S. Representative Kweisi Mfume
  • State Senator Verna L. Jones
  • Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam
  • Baltimore City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
  • Baltimore City State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy
  • Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Bert J. Hash, Jr.
  • Melissa Jachelski
  • Bernard Jennings
  • Malcolm Joseph, M.D., M. P.H.
  • Mimi Roeder-Vaughan
  • David M. Slaughter
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2009 Fundraiser

The Honorable Thomas R. Carper
The Honorable Shirley Nathan- Pulliam

Jackie Gaines

Mistress of Ceremonies
Patrice Harris

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2008 Fundraiser

The Baltimore Examiner
The Dover Post

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Mistress of Ceremonies
Patrice Harris

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2007 Fundraiser

Ms. Jean Wadman
Dr. Sophie Lanzkron

"Dr. Robin" L. Smith

Mistress of Ceremonies
Patrice Harris

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2006 Fundraiser

Coach Greg Jackson

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