We’ll “be AWE inspired” in 2018

SAG-AFTRA Health Fair


The K.I.S. Foundation continues its mission to Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease within the entertainment community. We are so thankful to everyone who stopped by our booth during the *SAG-AFTRA Health Fair on May 3, 2017 at the Los Angeles Local Headquarters.

Special thanks to the Misty Melony Sickle Cell Disease Foundation for partnering up with us for this event.

*Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (“SAG-AFTRA”)

6th Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball


The K.I.S. Foundation had the pleasure to be photographed with one of our biggest sponsors, UPS at the 2017 6th Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball in Los Angeles, CA. Pictured are Motion Picture/Television celebrity Dawnn Lewis, along with members of The K.I.S. Foundation Board of Directors, Salli Richardson Whitfield, Dondré T. Whitfield and KiKi Shepard.

Delivery Day at the Hospital

The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., visited with the patients and families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a Special Delivery of the “Crisis Care Package”. This program provides a Response-Aid Kit at not cost to Sickle Cell Disease patients who have been admitted to the hospital because of a Sickle Cell Crisis within the Los Angeles CA area.

Photo: KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director, The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., and Zaniah.

Ms. KiKi Shepard did a couple of rounds while at the hospital and delivered “Crisis Care Packages” housed in a backpacks. She had the opportunity to meet Zaniah, Age 7, during her stay and shared some joy.

Photo: Zaniah, Ms. Mary, and Enshalay Tyler.

For more information about The Crisis Care Package, please visit our programs page.

From all of Us, To all of You

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Today is #GivingTuesday

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Face the Facts

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Did You Know?

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