Fundraising Events for DCMF
Golfers Raise Funds For Children Through DCMF
The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation looks out for the happiness of critically ill children, fulfilling their dreams and desires to put a welcome smile on their faces. DCMF
operates out of the goodwill and funding of supporters, and on April 23, those supporters
were in full force at The Morongo Golf Club At Tukwet Canyon swinging golf clubs for the benefit of DCMF.
The golf tournament is the charity’s 21st Cops And Kids Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation golfing fundraiser. Teams of players met in the morning and carted their way out onto the course for a good time for a good cause.
The following players and teams came out on top at the Cops And Kids Golf
First Place Team (score of 52):
Second Place Team (score of 53):
Third Place Team (score of 54):
Fourth Place Team:
Men’s Long Drive winner:
Women’s Long Drive winner:
Closest To The Pin Contest, Men:
Closest To The Pin Contest, Women:
Golfers Help Send Teenager To Comic Con For DCMF
Golfers helped to make a dying 16-year-old boy’s wish come true by raising funds at the 2nd Annual Lee McDaniel Memorial Golf Tournament.
The tournament benefitted the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation, an RSA-supported charity that grants wishes to critically ill children in the Inland Empire.
The event was held at the Dos Lagos Golf Course on Friday, July 17. There were 28 teams that participated with lots of raffle prizes given away.
The tournament focused on a teenage boy suffering from cancer who wanted to visit Comic Con in San Diego. The event is named in memory for Lee McDaniel, a DCMF supporter. When Lee’s widow, Cindy McDaniel, heard what the tournament would fund, she responded with: “This, my friends, is a sign from Lee. The weekend before Lee's big surgery we decided to have one last ‘normal’ weekend. We got in the car, no plans, and just drove. We ended up in San Diego in the middle of Comic Con. I know that DCMF and all of the children greatly appreciate the support.”
For more information about the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation, go online to www.dcmfwishes.org.
Visiting The Littlest Warriors
April gave us the opportunity to bring a bit of happiness to some wonderful kids who really needed it. Our visit to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital was warmly received as always, and the kids loved seeing our men and women in uniform from Riverside and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departments. You could see the toll their treatments are taking on their little bodies – radiation burns, loss of hair, loss of body weight and weakness from vomiting during chemotherapy. All sad parts of fighting cancer, but when The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation shows up, the kids put it into another gear because they know we bring nothing but joy.
Twelve year old Abigail (pictured with Corky Bell) received bead making materials because she loves being artistic. Abigail has fought so very hard to beat her cancer but unfortunately she will lose. Alan, a nine year old Downs Syndrome patient fighting cancer, was given a DVD player and Winnie the Pooh Movies by Riverside County Deputies Vincent Coogan, Norma Loza, Mike Lucero, RSA President Robert Masson and Mrs. Jennifer Sniff.
Robert Masson also surprised fifteen year Christina with a new iPad Air, a pair of Solo Beats Headphones, $100 in iTunes cards and a homemade quilt compliments of Mrs. Elizabeth Magee-Thomsen. Jennifer Sniff presented seven year old Erik with his favorite toys, Minecraft Legos and a homemade quilt. Erik said he would give the quilt to his Mom for her birthday.
RSA Office Administrator Judy Drott, along with DCMF Board member Kylleen Coogan, visited nearly every child in the 4800 wing and made them all smile; they loved their time with the children. When you see children like Abigail, Alan, Christina and Erik, you just have to thank God for the wonderful healthy lives we have been blessed with and pray that childhood cancer will be cured in our lifetime. Thank you RSA and your wonderful members who continue to support The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation and for giving us the opportunity to help these special kids forget their fight with cancer for just a little while.
Abigail May Lose Her Life But Not Her “Spirit”
Twelve-year-old Abigail Snipes suffers from Neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue resulting in severe pain. Though not always fatal, Abigail is not expected to survive her fight against it. On December 23rd Sheriff John McMahon, his wife Michelle and SEBA President Laren Leichliter joined a host of Firefighters, CHP Officers and volunteers in helping to deliver the Christmas spirit right to the door step of the Snipes family.
Abigail along with Sisters Hailey (14) and Makenna (4) were surprised and amazed to see the entourage of police cars and fire trucks that arrived code 3 carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus with their Christmas treasures. Sheriff McMahon presented the first gift to Abigail followed by a ton of gifts carried by first responders that were placed under a Christmas tree in the front yard. SEBA President Laren Leichliter also made a special presentation to the family on behalf of SEBA members and the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation.
Laren gave the family five Disneyland park hopper passes, a one night stay at the Disney Grand Californian Hotel and a check for $1,500 to pay all costs associated with their visit
Thank you Sheriff John McMahon and wife Michelle, SEBA President Laren Leichiter, Captain Dale Mondary and the Deputies of the Morongo Basin station, the California Highway Patrol, the Firefighters of Yucca Valley Fire Station #42, Jeff & Michelle Weaver and their family, Kylleen Coogan and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jodi Miller for their tremendous support. Abigail will never forget you.
Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation Spreads Christmas Cheer
This year DCMF helped six families, who have sick children, across the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange. The cities included Coachella, Moreno Valley, Menifee, Yucca Valley, Chino Hills and Anaheim. One child was still in the hospital receiving chemo, another child was terminally ill celebrating her last Christmas and other kids were home enjoying the gifts we delivered via a convoy of police cars, fire trucks, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, RSA President Robert Masson, RSO Deputy Sheriff’s and a host of volunteers.
Several RSA families received help this year as they help their children battle through life threatening illnesses and family tragedy. Nothing says Christmas to a sick child and their siblings like a personal visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus bringing arm loads of gifts carried by Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters. No names will be used in this article but you can see by the accompanying pictures that these children did indeed have a very Merry Christmas.
Special thanks for making this all come together goes to Sheriff Stan Sniff, RSA President Robert Masson and staff, Mr. Terry Gilmore and Miss Becky Young of Paradise Autos Temecula, Mr. Ken Perez Board member of the Pechanga Development Corporation, Tribal Police Chief Dave Nelson, Retired Deputy Sandy Hale and his wife Victoria, DCMF Board members Annette Bell, Theron, Bonnie and Crystal Reed, Kylleen Coogan, Jeff Weaver and Judy Drott. Special thanks also goes to all of the Station Commanders and their Officers at Coachella PD/Moreno Valley PD/Perris Station/Santa Ana PD and Anaheim PD. Thank you all for making this Christmas so special for these children and their families.