The Sam-Jam

Apr 15, 2015

o-1In memory of Samantha N. Dancer, come celebrate life and enjoy a lovely spring Saturday at the 3rd annual Sam-Jam at Eaton Blanche Park on April 18th.

A DJ will create the atmosphere while kids and adults play games, enjoy complimentary eats, engage in competitions, and participate in a “fun” basketball tournament. There will also be a streaming video production, presentations, and an open mic.

Nita Thompson will also be on site with information on Sickle Cell Disease and has forms to join the bone marrow registry.

Samantha, a 21-year-old student of Howard University “was born January 24, 1990 to two loving parents and grew up the middle child between two doting brothers in Pasadena, California.” She died May 22, 2011 and her family established the Samantha N. Dancer Foundation to educate and change the perception and awareness regarding SCD, striving to “press past the history of ignorance, denial and prejudice associated with sickle cell disease, and finally therefore bring to pass the cure which to date seems so close, but yet so far away…”




For a day of fun in the sun with a picnic and celebration, and a dose of nostalgia and education, come hang out at Eaton Blanche Park for Sam-Jam 2015.




The Sam-Jam
Saturday, April 18th, 1-4 p.m.
Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena
Free event
For more info, call Derrick Dancer at 1.626.524.5125
Or visit,








Additionally, the Sickle Cell Awareness Walk-a-Thon is May 3rd. For more info, visit

World Sickle Cell Day is June 19th.




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