The Celebrity Bowling Challenge benefits the programs and services of The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. a501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to "raising awareness" of Sickle Cell Disease, and The Dorothy H. Shepard Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to SCD patients in search of a higher education.
The K.I.S. Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and research to find a cure. Founder Kiki Shephard has been an advocate for Sickle Cell Disease research and prevention for almost two decades. Join the K.I.S. Foundation in the fight to combat Sickle Cell Disease.
This amazing event was designed to stress the need in educating the public about Sickle Cell Disease, stimulating the continued dialogue about how it is spread, its debilitating effects, ways of prevention, the bone marrow transplant surgery, and the need to get tested now. The "Celebrity Bowling Challenge" brings together members of the entertainment industry, businesses, families and Sickle Cell patients.
Rocky Carroll hosted a Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, June 7, 2014 to benefit The KIS Foundation Inc, and IX Winds Ranch Foundation Inc. at 10 Deuce. A wonderful time was had by all, especially for those who won which included 1st Place Winner Mr. Guy, 2nd Place Winner Dondre Whitfield, and 3rd Place Winner Ted Lange!
The evening was topped off with a surprise gift from 2nd Place Winner Dondre Whitfield who gave a portion of his winning to both The KIS Foundation Inc, and IX Winds Ranch Foundation Inc.
To see more pictures, please visit our Photo Gallery.
The K.I.S. Foundation attended the SAG-AFTRA Annual Health Fair on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. This event was created to inform all industry union members and their dependents about the various medical issues that affect our communities. KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director of The KIS Foundation and Nita Thompson, KISF SCD Community Liaison were on hand to inform and educate attendees about Sickle Cell Disease.
Thanks to all who attended the Health Fair!! We enjoyed speaking with all of our visitors, and appreciate you stopping by The KIS Foundation’s booth to learn about Sickle Cell Disease.
The K.I.S. Foundation participated in a day of helping to save lives hosted by Sabriya’s Castle Fun Foundation’s Blood Drive on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Los Angeles Sentinel. KISF Board Member, Dawnn Lewis advocated for the importance of giving blood as was there to show her support. Each month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is need of 1,000 units of blood to meet the needs of its patients.
Sabriya’s Castle of Fun Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that improves the quality of life for children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other blood disorders and their families in the Los Angeles area. For the last 22 years, Sabriya’s Castle of Fun has partnered with hospitals and other community based organizations to bring hope, joy and strength to 3,000 seriously ill children and their families each year.
Thank you to all who attend the Blood Drive. Your support, blood donations, and registry with the Be The Match® for the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) was greatly appreciated!
Ginger Davis an advocate and adult living with SCD and KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director of The KIS Foundation attended a taping of ABC’s network television show “The View” in New York City on December 12, 2013. They were special guests of KISF friend and supporter Sherrie Shepherd, and visited backstage with cast members Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg where they discussed the mission of raising awareness about Sickle Cell Disease
The KIS Foundation, Inc. strives to improve the social quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.
The K.I.S. Foundation sponsors Board Member Dawnn Lewis for a Mentoring Day with a “Girls Hangout” at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, California on November 29, 2013.
We are proud to support of the efforts of Dawnn Lewis and to be a part of such a wonderful opportunity to explore the academic, business, and artistic arenas for these young ladies future careers.
Thank you Dawnn for all you do!
Please visit our KISF Programs page to learn more about the Performing Arts & SCD Educational Leadership Program.
Be sure to visit our Events page to learn more about KiKi Shepard’s 10th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at PINZ Entertainment Center located at 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.
Tickets are available and can be purchased online from our website, or at the event door while supplies last.
KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director of The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. was invited by the wonderful Star Simmons, Founder of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County, to be a guest speaker on Sickle Cell Disease for television show “Joy In Our Town”, hosted by Reba Toney on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Ms. Shepard stated, “The K.I.S. Foundation is honored to be in the presence of such an exceptional panel of experts on Sickle Cell Disease. A great deal of information was shared with viewers, and this type of programming helps us to educate the public about SCD, its debilitating effects, ways of prevention, the bone marrow transplant surgery, and the need to get tested now.”
The television segment will air three(3) times this coming week:
Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 8:30am (PST)
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 3:00am (PST)
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 10:30am (PST)
The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., is committed to improving the health and quality of life for children, adults, and families living with Sickle Cell Disease because sickness has no boundaries and compassion has no limits.
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeal to people in a wide variety of Protestant, Catholic and Messianic Jewish denominations.
Please be sure to check your local television listing, and tune in to “Joy In Our Town”.
Trinity Broadcasting Network website: www.tbn.org