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.
Celebrity guests arrived individually, with partners and some with families. The mood of the night was filled with great energy and laughter. All were excited to support Kiki Shepard and encourage sickle cell anemia awareness. The event’s guest list included Wayne Brady, James Pickens Jr. (Grey’s Anatomy), Bill Bellamy, Harold Perrineau (Lost & The Best Man), Jackee’, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Obba Babatunde, Dawnn Lewis (A Different World), Chico Benymon (Half & Half), Kim Whitley, Michael Jai White (Why Did I Get Married), Mari Morrow, VH1 reality stars and others in the entertainment industry.
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 will be hosting a booth at the SAG-AFTRA Health Fair on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 10:00AM – 3:00 PM at SAG-AFTRA located at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard – Lobby Level, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Come out and get informed about Cancer, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease, Heart Disease, and other medical issues that affect our communities.
The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to announce that it will host two major special events in 2013 that will bring together members of the entertainment industry, businesses, families and Sickle Cell patients.
First join us as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of “KiKi Shepard’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge” on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at PINZ Entertainment Center, Los Angeles, California.
Then, in the Winter of 2013 The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. will host its first ever, “Break the Sickle Cycle” Benefit Concert at a beautiful theater in the Los Angeles, California area. Dawnn Lewis, Chairwoman & KISF Board Member invites, “the community to enjoy an evening filled with a wide variety of Celebrity Entertainment from Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award winning artists and actors as they celebrate through song, dance, spoken word, and acting, all the while raising awareness about Sickle Cell Disease.”
These highly anticipated events have been designed to educate the public about this fatal disease, and to stimulate continued dialogue about how it is spread, it’s debilitating effects, ways of prevention, bone marrow transplant surgery, and, the need to get tested now!
Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are available. For more information please email: email@example.com
Visit our Photo Gallery to see our supporters.
Join us at Pips on LaBrea located at 1356 LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA this Wednesday, December 12, 2012 for Dinner, a fabulous Auction, and Holiday Giving as we continue to raise awareness of SICKLE CELL DISEASE and SPREAD SOME HOLIDAY JOY to local SCD patients and families.
Live Entertainment by Yvette Cason, Laurnea, Norwood Young, Eric Stuart, and Martgol Beasley & The Jam Session.
Tickets are $40 and a portion of the cost of admission will be used to purchase holiday gift cards for SCD families in the Los Angeles area.
Help us to spread some joy to the Sickle Cell community this holiday season.
This event has been made possible in part to our Sponsors: Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, Derrick Pipkens, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
To learn more about how to purchase your tickets visit our Events page or get your very own copy of the party invitation from the “Download KISF Materials” section of the website.
The K.I.S Foundation, Inc. hosted “KiKi Shepard’s 9th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge” on September 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. This special event was designed to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease and is best known for its wide array of celebrity supporters.
This year’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge was fun, entertaining, and educational. Sponsors included UPS, Herbalife, Donald & Betina Driver, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Soulman presented by Cedric the Entertainer & Lorna Kyles, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, SEIU Local 721, Verizon, Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, Vanessa Bell Calloway & Dr. Anthony Calloway, Aldis Hodge & Arjay Smith “Leverage/Perception”, Talking with Wendell.com, Premier Concepts PR, Dana Da Designated Hata, and PINZ Entertainment Center.
Guests dined on meals provided by In Every Way Gourmet, Gwens Specialty Cakes & Catering, and from Hoodie Award Winner Bludsos BBQ.
The K.I.S. Foundation thanked all of its sponsors with a lighthearted Awards Ceremony, and presented Specialty Awards to Salli Richardson-Whitfield & Dondré Whitfield for their efforts in Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease, and to Dawnn Lewis as KISF Board Member Extraordinaire 2012.
KISF Special Correspondent, Sabah interviewed guests on the Red Carpet, while Dorian Missick aka DJ Tailwind Turner helped to set the tone in the bowling alley with some of today’s hottest music. So much so that at one point both bowlers and guests were partying in between frames. Here’s and inside peak into KiKi’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge.
“This year’s event was simply amazing and everyone had such a wonderful time” says KISF Executive Director, KiKi Shepard.
Bragging rights to this year’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge were awarded to an anonymously sponsored team lead by Damian Hall, Bengue’, and Peter Wise for winning 1st Place. Followed by Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills coming in at 2nd Place.
The CBC tournament was followed by a wildly entertaining Celebrity Lightning Round. 1st Place Celebrity Male winner went to Damian Hall and 1st Place Celebrity Female went to Dawnn Lewis.
Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery to see more event highlights.
Author: LaTonia Robinson
A lovely afternoon was had by all on July 29th in Lawndale, California for Sunday Brunch at the home of Chris and Chuck Morris.
The day started with a signature cocktail, champagne and a lively Q&A dialogue lead by Ms. KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director of The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc. Guests learned about Sickle Cell Disease; its debilitating effects; ways of prevention; how to get tested for the Sickle Cell trait; the importance of becoming a blood donor; current medical treatments available; and how they can become more involved in The K.I.S. Foundation’s efforts of raising awareness Sickle Cell Disease.
As the luncheon continued a special gourmet meal was prepared by celebrity Chef Ameera, preceded by a prayer of thanks from K.I.S. Foundation’s Board Member, Obba Babatundé. The gaiety included an inspirational song sung by, The K.I.S. Foundation’s Board Member, Dawnn Lewis and a silent auction. The day was topped off with live music from Saxophonist extraordinaire Panther, while guests enjoyed Chris Morris’s famous peach cobbler pie and ice cream.
The guests, including respected celebrity actor, Art Evans, community leaders, business sponsors, as well as, old and new friends said that the were looking forward to seeing everyone at KiKi Shepard’s 9th Annual “Celebrity Bowling Challenge” on September 21st in Studio City at PINZ Entertainment Center @ 8pm (red carpet @ 6:30pm). This event will support the programs and services of The K.I.S. Foundation. Tickets and Sponsorship packages are still available, so book NOW!
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