Albany nonprofit to host ‘Iron Up’ race to raise awareness for sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell fundraiser in Southwest Georgia

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Put your tennis shoes on, because this Saturday you can run for a good cause.

Genesic Nonprofit Incorporated is hosting “Iron Up,” which is a 5K, 10K and one mile walk.

The nonprofit was started by a family in Albany to bring awareness and raise money for those with Sickle Cell Anemia.

Money raised at this weekend’s event will go towards building a facility for those with the disease in Albany.

“Basically to celebrate those who lost their lives and those who are still battling and still being a warrior,” said Alisha Lewis, the founder of Genesic Nonprofit Incorporated.

Alisha Lewis, founder of Genesic Nonprofit Incorporated. (Source: WALB)
Alisha Lewis, founder of Genesic Nonprofit Incorporated. (Source: WALB)

The event will be at Riverfront Park at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 15.

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