Fundraising Events for DCMF

23rd Annual DCMF Charity Golf Tournament

Another perfect day for a golf tournament and to raise money for the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation (DCMF)

Photos and Article by Chase Leland

This marks the 23rd year that the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation (DCMF) has put on a charity golf tournament and raffle event to raise money to help children in need in the Inland Empire.

DCMF incorporated in July of 1994 and has since raised over $1,500,000 through fundraising events and private donations. The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation is dedicated to granting wishes to seriously ill children within the Inland Empire, making it Southern California’s only law-enforcement based wish granting charity.

The Nov. 3, 2018 tournament held at the Morongo Golf Club in Tukwet Canyon hosted 60 participants from area law enforcement agencies who played and bought a ton of raffle tickets to win some great prizes, including NFL signed helmets, driver clubs, a ring alarm system, a 60” flat screen TV with surround sound and unique gift baskets.

DCMF raised more than $10,000 which will be used during the Spirit of Christmas, a program where they deliver a complete Christmas to several families who have catastrophically ill children at home. They receive gifts for all family members along with food cards and a decorated tree if needed.

Trophies were handed out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams with the best scores. Other trophies included the “Most Honest” team, Longest Drive, and Closest To The Pin.
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7th Annual Cops 4 Kids With Cancer Celebrity Dinner & Live Auction

It was another great year for the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation (DCMF) and the 6th Annual Celebrity Auction and Dinner that took place at Pechanga Resort in Temecula on August 18, 2018. The event is one of the DCMF’s largest fundraisers of the year.

With over a hundred in attendance, guests were excited about the auction, bought tons of raffle tickets, and were thrilled to meet and greet with two of everyone’s favorite actors from Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch. Dawn Wells (Maryann) of Gilligan’s Island and Chris Knight (Peter Brady) of the Brady Bunch both attended the event to show their support for this great cause and to help raise money for DCMF.

Corky Bell, Executive Director of the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation, served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. David O’Shaugnessy acted as auctioneer in his 6th year with the organization.

The evening’s auction included great items such as a personalized, handmade painted and framed work of art named “Wishes and Dreams” produced by some of the children at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, a signed guitar by Garth Brooks, a framed, signed Walter Peyton Football Jersey, a signed Jeannie bottle from the I Dream of Jeannie Show, a signed helmet from Top Gun by “Iceman” Val Kilmer, tickets to Wicked at Pantages, Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island signed memorabilia, and much, much more.

 DCMF was helping the Turpin family kids this year who were found living in squalor and shackled to beds in Perris. Malnourished, underweight, little to no education, these 13 children are going to Disneyland thanks to the Foundation.

Corky Bell started the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation in 1994 with his wife Annette Bell. Since then, they have raised over $1.3 million and have granted over 408 wishes for terminally ill children. Proceeds from this auction will help with the DCMF annual Operation “Spirit of Christmas” where law enforcement members and volunteers visit and bring gifts to children around the communities of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Thank you to all who participated and donated to help carry on the wishes of so many kids and their dreams, whatever they may be.

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The Face Of A ‘Princess Warrior’ At Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

By Corky Bell
Executive Director, DCMF; RSO Corporal, Retired

Each time the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation (DCMF) visits the children at Loma Linda we meet amazing little cancer warriors. Our gift delivery in October introduced us to many kids fighting life threatening illnesses but one little girl completely captured our hearts. Ten-year-old Mia Capuano lost one of her hands and had a partial leg amputation due to sepsis. On top of this debilitating condition Mia was also diagnosed with Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer.

This little girl is without a doubt one of the toughest and sweetest kids we have ever had the pleasure to meet. DCMF presented her with a brand-new iPad, Bose Headphones, and an iTunes gift card. As you can see from the look on her face she was thrilled, and she never stopped grinning the whole time we were there. Her
squeaky little voice was so endearing and, though she was no doubt in discomfort, she never complained during the time we spent with her.

To everyone who contributes to the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation we say thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. Your involvement allows us to bring a little cheer to these precious children as they undergo grueling treatments for their various cancers. Mia’s smile is your victory and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

22nd Annual DCMF Charity Golf Tournament

Article and Photos by Chase Leland

Another perfect day for a golf tournament and to raise money for the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Fund (DCMF) was held on Oct. 28 at The Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont.

This marks the 22nd year that the DCMF has put on the DCMF charity and raffle event to raise money to help children in need in the Inland Empire. This year the money raised from the tournament will be used to send every student in the special needs class at NorthPark elementary to Disneyland.

NorthPark Elementary special needs class in San Bernardino witnessed a tragic shooting on April 10, 2017. There were fifteen students in all with 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez fatally wounded and Nolan Brandy being injured.

All of the students will go to Disneyland thanks to the donors and DCMF Charity and have a great day all to themselves.

For the tournament, there were 80 participants from area law enforcement agencies with their friends that played and bought a plethora of raffle tickets to win great prizes including NFL signed helmets, driver clubs, helicopter rides, a 55” flat screen TV with surround sound, and a day at the spa. There was also a special PS4 Call of Duty raffle package for the military personnel that attended.

Sponsors to the charity golf tournament include Riverside Sheriffs’ Association, Sheriff’s Employees Benefit Association, Tanya Moreno, Canon, Monica Ginn, Peter Hubbard, Main Electric Supply Co., De Hart Construction Services, John Tavaglione, DA Mike Hestrin, Saint Moore Insurance, Samantha Curtin MBA, Santa Ana Police Officers Association, and Anaheim Police Officers Association.

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Raising Funds At The 5th Annual Cops 4 Kids with Cancer Celebrity Dinner & Auction

Gathering for a good time, a fun auction, and to meet celebrities, supporters of the charitable works of the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation gathered on August 5, 2017,for their 6th Annual Cops 4 Kids Celebrity Dinner And Auc­tion at Pechanga Resort. The event is one of the DCMF’s largest fundraisers of the year.

The gala event included celebrities such as Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker on The Love Boat TV series) and Hal Linden of the sitcom The Barney Miller Show.

Corky Bell, Executive Director of the Debbie Chislom Memorial Foundation, served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The evening’s raffle included great items such as a pair of acoustic guitars signed by Rascal Flats, and mini football helmet collectibles signed by the likes of Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, and Eric Dickerson, and much more.

Some of the auction items that drew a lot of interest included an exact replica scaled down model of the Love Boat donated and signed by Bernie Koppell and a framed photo of the cast of Barney Miller with signatures and a complete DVD set of the series.

Also in attendance at the event was Nolan Brandy, age nine, and his family. Nolan was wounded on April 10 at North Park Elementary school by an estranged gunman.
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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):
Alan Muramoto
David Muramoto
Mike Bouchard
John Rice

Second Place Team (score of 53):
Tom Burandt
Landon Peterson
Brien Pariseau
Joe Camacho

Third Place Team (score of 54):
Lance Beyerly
Scott Gould
Mark Bracco
Mike Landavazo

Fourth Place Team:
Scott Bland
Tojo Espinoza
Steve Eary
Tomo Tokimora

Men’s Long Drive winner:
Shaun Wallen

Women’s Long Drive winner:
Yelena Sverdlova

Closest To The Pin Contest, Men:
Dennis Stockhausen

Closest To The Pin Contest, Women:
Yelena Sverdlova

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.”

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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.