The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the relentless efforts of Mr. Joe Caronna. Joe provided the bleeding disorders community and local national chapters education and communications, dedicated to meeting the emotional, informational and supportive needs of those living with bleeding disorders. Joe was the CEO and founder of Inalex Communications. The Company’s name was dedicated to his son who lives with hemophilia- Alex. Thus the name, “In-Alex”- Inalex. Inalex Communications was built around Building Communities with Hope, Information and Inspiration. Bleeding Disorders of South Carolina honors the relationship we with Joe as he brought his Inalex Communication workshops to our community for many years. He was a man with a deep love and care for our community. He assisted, counseled, and touched the hearts and lives of thousands of individuals in the bleeding disorder community. His laughter, warmth and compassion will always be remembered. Joe, upon his passing, left behind a family and a young adult son, Alex.
To honor Joe in the spirit of education and support, BDASC will provide annually one young adult between the ages of 18-35 who has a diagnosis of hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorder condition and is a current Chapter member a scholarship to attend the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Bleeding Disorders Conference (BDC).
April 13-16, 2023 in Orlando, Florida
August 17 – 19, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland.
We encourage our members to gather as much support and educational learning as possible and may also provide additional grants to families or individuals affected by bleeding disorders so that they may attend an educational event of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) or Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) as our funding revenue allows.
The grants may be used for event registration fees, transportation to the event, or lodging during the event time only. Priority may be given to families or individuals who 1) have a child who has recently been diagnosed with hemophilia or other bleeding disorder, or 2) had no previous knowledge of the disease prior to their child being diagnosed, or 3) have not attended the selected event in the past. BDASC travel grants are intended for South Carolina residents and BDASC members.
Please contact the office for additional information on how to apply or if you need assistance. Please feel out an application and submit by email, fax, or mail in enough time for processing. Reimbursement will be provided upon proper receipts being submitted after attendance.