Happy 97th Birthday Lillian Johnson

HONOURED to have performed for #LillianJohnson's 97th Earthstrong! She is the founder of the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario @sicklecellontario & was instrumental in having #sicklecellanemia added to newborn screening in Ontario. It wasn't easy, she had her share of challenges, but she prevailed.
We owe a lot for her tireless efforts.
Family, friends & people from the community came out to pay respect and tribute.

She has received numerous awards for her achievements:
Toronto Public Health Champion Award in 2009.

  • Recipient of the Order of Ontario in 2010.

  • Black Health Alliance Legacy Award in 2014.

  • Ryerson University Viola Desmond Award in 2015.

  • 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Honoree in 2016.

  • Long-Term Care Lifetime Achievement Award – Ontario Long Term Care Association in 2016.