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06/04/2003
Majestic Star Casino Steps for Sickle Cell

Buffington Harbor, Ind., 6/4/03  -  Majestic Star Casino is a $5,000 corporate sponsor for the Northwest Indiana Sickle Cell Foundation's fourth annual Fun*Run*Walk-a-thon, Saturday, June 14.

Sickle Cell is a disease of the blood that occurs in approximately one of 500 African American babies. The Sickle Cell trait is carried in the genetic make-up, although its not restricted to one group. People in many ethnic groups can have the sickle cell trait or disease.

Several casino team members will walk and run to raise money for the organization.

"Our team members enjoy participating in this event," said Chareice White, co-chair for the walk, and community relations manager for Majestic Star Casino. "The staff understands the magnitude of the disease and knows the worthiness of our contribution. Each year our goal is continue to help create awareness and generate additional revenue for Sickle Cell."

Volunteers, committee members, local citizens will meet at Marquette Park for a funfilled day which includes; walking, running and a variety of entertainment.

Majestic Star Casino joins other corporate sponsors; United Water, The Post Tribune, Lamar Advertising Company, Coca-Cola, City of Gary and Beryl Martin.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the many programs of Northwest Indiana Sickle Cell Foundation. As part of its mission statement, Majestic Star is committed to making a significant difference in the community and supports the efforts of dozens of area charitable organizations.




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