Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament

Rocky Carroll hosts Celebrity Poker Tournament

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!

Photo L-R: KiKi Shepard, Andre Dawson, Dondre Whitfield, Salli Richardson Whitfield, and LaTonia Robinson.

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.

Photo L-R: Salli Richardson Whitfield, Jo-An & Glynn Turman, KiKi Shepard, Rocky Carroll, and Jorge Garcia.

Photo L-R: KiKi Shepard, Chef Lindsay, Jorge Garcia, Jamie of 10 Deuce

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Educating the Public at the SAG-AFTRA Health Fair

Nita Thompson, KISF SCD Community Liaison and KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director of The KIS Foundation.

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.

KiKi Shepard, Founder & Executive Director of The KIS Foundation and actress RaéVen L. Kelly.

Nita Thompson, KISF SCD Community Liaison registering a donor for the “Be The Match” bone marrow program.

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.

Mark Your Calendars….

The K.I.S. Foundation presents the KiKi Shepard’s 11th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge at PINZ Entertainment Center in Studio City, CA on Saturday, September 27, 2014 to Raise Awareness About Sickle Cell Disease.

Supporting Local Blood Drives

Photo L-R: Nolan V. Rollins, Dawnn Lewis, and Danny Bakewell

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.

Photo L-R: Nolan V. Rollins, Curren Price, Pam-Bakewell, Dawnn Lewis, and Nita Thompson

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.

Photo: Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (ΩΨΦ), Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (ΔΣΘ), and Dawnn Lewis

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!

Communication is Key

KiKi Shepard and Mari Marrow

The KIS Foundation’s Founder, KiKi Shepard with the amazing Mari Morrow during the holidays. We graciously accepted Mari’s heartfelt gift of a cell phone and service for The KIS Foundation’s SCD Focus Family. Thank you Mari. We love you dearly.

A Day at “The View”

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

Photo: (L-R) Sherri Shepherd, Ginger Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, and KiKi Shepard

The KIS Foundation, Inc. strives to improve the social quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease.

Holiday Evening Comedy Show for SCD on Dec. 10, 2013

The KIS Foundation sponsors a Mentoring Day

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.

KiKi Shepard’s 10th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

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.


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