Sholape Rashidat Animashawun, worked at CIBC and TD banks. However, her burning desire to become a nurse where she could trade her skill for humanity especially for sick people pushed her into a four year nursing degree program at George Brown College and Ryerson University in Toronto. She completed the program in 2008 and was working at Brampton Hospital when she suddenly took ill and died at the early age of 45 years.
She was a caring mother, kind hearted and loved by all. Apart from her husband and kids, she left behind a father, mother and siblings.
Although Shola does not have sickle cell disease, her family continues to grant a scholarship for youths with SCD in her memory
To apply for the scholarship grant, print, complete and send completed application forms to:
Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario Inc.
235-415 Oakdale Rd. North York, ON. M3N 1W7
With the help of our amazing supporters we were able to donate to 4 different organizations.
The first one being the 'Care People' foundation located in Ibadan, Lagos. Care People Foundation is a Motherless Babies Home that also hosts one of the only events that tailors to people living with disabilities.
The second group that we helped was located in Ijebu-Ode, through Mrs. Animashawun siblings the SAF team was in contact with a group that was building a Mosque for the community.
The third was Badagary Correctional Facility where with them help of our volunteers and Chief Warden Mr. Emeka we were able to donate needed supplies to the facility.
Lastly but certainly not the least was Badagry General Hospital with Dr. Aihoshun; we toured the facility and provided necessary tools to the hospital and the Mosque located on the grounds.
We have also been a proud partner and supporter of the Sickle Cells Eglinton Chapter and working with retired Constable Ojo Tewogbade of Toronto Police 13 Division. We participate in their annual walk, donate and received and award during their Black History Month ceremony back in 2019.
We participated in IYAMETO's game night in 2019 and Mrs. Kafayat Tijani Animashawun (Advisory Board Member) was actually one the finalist in the competion. This game night was brough forth in order to "entrench cultural heritage through traditional games, arts and entertainment", the SAF team also donated a few prizes.