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Symposium spreads word about Cooley’s


May 14 was a banner day in the history of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and awareness of Cooley’s anemia, medically known as thalassemia.

UNICO National – with two chapters in Southern Delaware, sponsored an informative lecture and Q&A directed by Teresa Turchi who traveled with her family from Ambler, Pa., to represent the National Thalassemia Foundation.

Symposium attendees

Symposium attendees gather in front of St. Edmond Church in Rehoboth Beach.

The event was attended by about 40 UNICO members and friends. A luncheon was provided for participants and donors at St. Edmond Church, followed by a “walk-a-thon” on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

A total of $1,700 was raised to be donated to the Foundation via UNICO National Cooley’s Anemia chairperson, Dr. Peter Pettinato, at the Convention 2016, in Cambridge, Md.

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