About Ryan Clark's Cure League

Millions of people worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease — a common genetic blood disorder — and its potentially fatal complications.

Ryan Clark's Cure League, conceived by Washington Redskins' safety and leading tackler Ryan Clark while he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers, raises money for sickle cell disease research, clinical care, and increased awareness about this painful, life-threatening disease.

A Season of Hope for People with Sickle Cell Disease

Ryan Clark and his wife Yonka have put their passion and energy into ending the ravages of sickle cell disease by championing Ryan Clark's Cure League. They’ve developed a new game plan that — with your help and support — will ignite a season of hope and victory for people with sickle cell disease.

Ryan Clark came up with the Cure League idea after complications from sickle cell trait sidelined him for much of the 2007 season.

» Read about Ryan Clark's life-threatening experience.

Cure League Goals

Ryan Clark and Cure League members and benefactors will work together to fund research studies and develop sickle cell disease educational outreach with end goals of:

  • Finding effective new sickle cell disease treatments
  • Identifying a cure for sickle cell disease
  • Expanding patient access to comprehensive sickle cell disease care
  • Increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma associated with sickle cell disease

Help the Cure League Defeat Sickle Cell Disease

Dedicated researchers and medical professionals at the University of Pittsburgh’s Vascular Medicine Institute and UPMC need your help and resources to make a difference and end the suffering caused by sickle cell disease.

“Join my team and help fund research that will find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for sickle cell disease.” ~Ryan Clark

Get involved in Ryan Clark's Cure League for sickle cell disease today and learn about the many ways you can help.

» Learn more about current sickle cell disease research and clinical trials.