Shout Outs

We want to thank everyone who has donated or supported Ryan Clark's Cure League. If you want to get involved and help fundraise, please contact Anne Immekus at 412-647-2434 or With your help and support we can tackle sickle cell and help find the cure!

Bid on Ryan's autographed, game-worn cleats to benefit the Cure League!

Posted on September 24th, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News, Featured. No Comments

Ryan Clark is auctioning autographed, game-worn cleats to benefit the Cure League!
The Auction begins Thurs, Sept 25 at 8:00pm!

During the Thursday, September 25th nationally-televised NFL game,
Washington Redskins Safety (former Steeler!) Ryan Clark will be wearing Sickle Cell-branded shoes
to help generate awareness for the disease. 

Sickle Cell affects 500,000 individuals worldwide and 1 in 4 African Americans.
This is personal to Mr. Clark, as he ... Read More »

Cleats for a Cure 2013

Posted on September 18th, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News, Events. No Comments



Benefiting sickle cell disease research at the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine Institute



Join Ryan Clark and his teammates for an evening of music, dancing, and fun featuring



Eleven hosts dinner for Cure League

Posted on August 16th, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News. No Comments

On Sunday, August 11, restaurant Eleven hosted a lovely dinner for 38 friends and supporters of Ryan Clark’s Cure League.  The delicious six-course meal, featuring seasonal and locally sourced foods, paired with incredible wines, was donated by the restaurant as part of its community philanthropy. Ryan and Yonka Clark attended (it was Yonka’s birthday!), joined by Dr. Mark Gladwin, Dr. Steve Shapiro, Dr. Enrico Novelli, Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, and other ... Read More »

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day - June 19

Posted on June 19th, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News. No Comments

June 19 is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day!  The Sickle International Family Coalition has named Ryan Clark as World Sickle Cell Day Champion, supporting their efforts to raise awareness through social media.  The Twitter campaign on June 19 focuses on making #WSCD2013 a trending topic, in hopes of sparking conversations worldwide about SCD and how it affects individuals and families.  So if you are on Twitter... join us!  Help us ... Read More »

Ryan Clark's Celebrity Softball Classic

Posted on May 21st, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News, Events, Featured, Uncategorized. No Comments

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Ryan along with several of his teammates and other local media celebrities took part in a charity softball game to benefit The Cure League for Sickle Cell.  Here are some pics!  Check back again... more pics will be added!


Ryan Clark to give keynote address at NBCSL symposium

Posted on May 17th, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News, Featured, Uncategorized. No Comments

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) has invited Ryan Clark to be a keynote speaker at their 8th Annual Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Symposium on June 7, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.  The purpose of this symposium is for legislators from across the nation to exchange ideas about health issues affecting the African American community.  As this year's theme is "Building a Healthy Community," Ryan will have an opportunity ... Read More »

A Night with Ryan Clark

Posted on May 16th, by Kristen Bagwell in Cure League News, Events, Featured. No Comments

Ryan had a great time hanging out with SCD patients and families on Tuesday, May 21!   Looks like he wasn't the only one having fun... here are some photos!

Are you a Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) Carrier?

Posted on January 8th, by kelsey in Cure League News. No Comments

Do you play college football? Do you know that you carry SCT?

If you answered yes to both of these questions you may be eligible to participate in an important research study!

The goal of this study is to determine how the genes that surround the SCT gene may affect the health of those who carry SCT.

Total participation time will be approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

There will be no monetary compensation for ... Read More »

Ryan Clark Named Steelers 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year

Posted on December 7th, by kelsey in Cure League News. No Comments

Ryan Clark is having one of the best seasons of his NFL career, but it is his off-the-field performance giving back to the community that sets him apart. For his efforts, Clark has been named the Steelers 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Clark will be one of 32 NFL teams' Man of the Year winners who qualifies for the league's national 2012 Walter Payton Man of the ... Read More »

Join Steelers Players at Cleats for the Cure

Posted on November 21st, by kelsey in Cure League News. No Comments

Paint the town red…black, gold, any color, with Safety Ryan Clark and other Steelers players on Monday, December 10, 2012 for a charity auction to benefit Ryan's Cure League.

Organized by 93.7 FM The Fan, this unique fundraiser will feature Ryan and several of his teammates showcasing their cleats, many of them game worn, which have been painted by local artists and autographed by the players.

The event takes place at Engine ... Read More »

Steelers vs. Saints Challenge

Posted on November 21st, by kelsey in Cure League News. No Comments

Congratulations to the students of Vandebilt Catholic High School, Houma, Louisiana, for an amazing fundraiser that netted more than $1,100 for Ryan Clark's Cure League and the Steve Gleason ALS house in New Orleans.

The "Steelers vs. Saints" challenge brought supporters of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints together for a different type of competition.

Vandebilt band teacher, Brad Adams, who grew up in Ellwood City (and remains a devoted ... Read More »

PA House of Representatives Honors Ryan Clark

Posted on October 2nd, by julia in Cure League News. No Comments

HARRISBURG, Oct. 2 – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously adopted H.R. 867, introduced by State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, which recognizes the contributions of Pittsburgh Steeler safety Ryan Clark in the fight against sickle cell anemia.

Sickle cell anemia affects 1 in 500 African-Americans and 1 in 900 Hispanic-Americans, while 1 in 12 African-Americans and 1 in 16 Hispanic-Americans carry the trait in their genes. For those who are affected by this disease, oxygen-carrying ... Read More »

Cure League News

Posted on October 2nd, by kelsey in Cure League News. No Comments

Steelers' Ryan Clark Seeks Sickle Cell Disease Cure
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 5, 2012

Steelers' Ryan Clark, UPMC-Pitt Launch Sickle Cell Initiative
Source: Pittsburgh Steelers at
September 4, 2012

Ryan Clark Won't Play in Denver
September 4, 2012

Steelers S Ryan Clark Launches “Cure League” to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Trait
Source: Associated Press — The Washington Post
September 4, 2012
Ryan Clark Launches Program To Combat Sickle Cell Disease
Source: KDKA-TV
September 4, 2012

Steelers' Ryan Clark, UPMC Launch Sickle ... Read More »

Blog Posts About Ryan Clark's Cure League

Posted on October 2nd, by kelsey in Cure League News. No Comments

Ryan Clark's Cure League: Eat'n Park's Partner Spotlight of the Month
Source: Eat'n Park Blog
September 5, 2012

Steelers' Ryan Clark Prominent in Sickle Cell Initiative Launch
September 4, 2012