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EVENTS

June 26th, 2017 by

The 6th Annual McKenna Claire Foundation (MCF) “Play It Forward” Golf Tournament will play host to an amazing community of friends, associates, and business partners at the Tijeras Creek Golf Course on Friday, October 20th, raising funds for pediatric brain cancer research.

 

An annual highlight, the MCF Play It Forward Golf Tournament will again feature on course partners (Past partners include: SUPLOVE, The Lazy Dog Cafe, Lou’s Brews & BBQ, The Butchery, New Belgium Brewing, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Toyota of Huntington Beach, and Audi Mission Viejo amongst others), on course contests, and the always exciting helicopter ball drop.    Proudly, with you support, the Play It Forward has raised nearly $350,000 in its first 5 years to the benefit of pediatric cancer research and student programs.

 

Please click below to Register and “Play It Forward” !

REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship Forms: (click to open)

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2017 MCF Golf Sponsor Commitment Form

Thank you to our current sponsors…

For additional information and opportunities please contact David Wetzel at dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org or 714-612-0198.

We hope you can join us!

June 25th, 2017 by

 

Join us in a fun 4-man coed tournament in Huntington Beach to raise money for the McKenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research and the Beach Elite Youth Scholarship Fund! Proceeds to benefit brain cancer research and to scholarship local youth to play club volleyball. We will have food provided by Mama’s in HB, raffle, medals for top finishers, music and prizes. Check in is 8am-8:30am. Play starts at 9am. Tournament location is Huntington State Beach at Magnolia Street. We will have 10 courts and expect to sell out so please register early!

Click here to book and get more information


June 3rd, 2017 by

An amazing community of friends and partners will be gathering on Saturday, November 18th for the 3rd Annual McKenna Claire Foundation (MCF) Charity Poker Tournament.   In partnership with Essex Mortgage and the PASEA Hotel and Spa, this years “Poker At The Beach” will overlook the Pacific Ocean in the luxurious PASEA Blue Room.  This unique space has it all – amazing sunsets, large screen TV’s, massive sliding windows, and outdoor fire pits.  Whether you are a Poker At The Beach player, sponsor, or guest simply enjoying this amazing space, it promises be a great start to Thanksgiving Holiday week.

Prizes will awarded to the top players as well as complimentary appetizers for our guests.

Please CLICK HERE for MCF “Poker At The Beach” player, guest and sponsorship link to register for this year’s event!

June 2nd, 2017 by

The Resolution Run is a yearly Community 5k and Kids 1 mile Fun Run event which will be held on December 10, 2017.  This competitive, fun, family oriented event is held at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, CA. All proceeds from this community event directly support research for Pediatric Brain Cancer (through the McKenna Claire Foundation) as well as schools in the Huntington Beach area.

Click here to Register and get more information

June 1st, 2017 by
April 15th, 2017 by

The 2017 McKenna Claire Foundation / Chevron Butterfly Tour is coming to a corporate owned and operated Chevron station near you!

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For the sixth year in a row, the patrons of participating Chevron stations will be given the opportunity to purchase the McKenna Claire Foundation’s butterfly (originally drawn by McKenna).

From August 25th through September 18th, MCF butterflies will be available for a $1 or $5 donation. With your help, McKenna’s butterflies will not only shine a light on pediatric cancer, but fund the much needed research that children and families so desperately need.

To date, the patrons of Chevron have helped raise over $1,000,000 to the benefit of pediatric brain cancer research.  Please consider visiting a participating Chevron and purchasing an MCF butterfly.  Don’t forget to thank the Chevron staff for being champions of the McKenna Claire Foundation and pediatric brain cancer research!  Scroll below to find a participating station near you or download a PDF list.

For more information about this year’s McKenna Claire Foundation / Chevron campaign for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research, please contact David Wetzel at dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org or by phone 714-612-0198 .

Click to link to an interactive map of all participating stations.

Click to see the 2017 Butterfly Tour Station List!

Click to see photos from last year’s Butterfly Tour!

 

 

April 14th, 2017 by

McKenna and her friends loved to hold lemonade stands on our street corner to raise money for various causes they believed in.   To celebrate McKenna’s birthday (August 5th) and pay forward that sense of community, we are inviting kids near and far to hold their own stands in support of pediatric brain cancer research.   The simple act of kids pouring their hearts into a cause is not only fun, but shows our youth that they have the power to change the world one glass of lemonade at a time.

To date, the kids of Stand Up & Shine have raised over $90,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.

Knowing summer is filled with family adventure, camps, and commitments, we invite this years MCF Stand Up and Shine kids to hold their lemonade stands as their schedules permit any time in August.   We can’t wait to see the energy and creativity of this years participants.   Thank you for choosing to be part of the pediatric brain cancer solution.

Registration is FREE –  Click Here to register your stand!

We have lots of tips, ideas and even downloadable logos, graphics and forms to help you create your very special lemonade stand!

Click on the downloads below…

Join the Shine Squad – Submit your high resolution photos by email to  or post them to our Facebook page

If you share pictures of your stand on social media please tag us and use the hashtag #mackyshines.

 

Forms and Booth Decorations

(click to download PDF and word documents)

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January 22nd, 2017 by

 

On Saturday,  April 29th, the McKenna Claire Foundation pulled together an amazing community of friends, associates and business partners to hosted the 007th Annual Party With A Purpose.   The mission, to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research and highlight the ongoing research being done to the benefit of children and families who continue to fight the pediatric cancer battle.

This year’s James Bond themed, the 007th Party With A Purpose – “A View To A Cure” was again hosted at the Huntington Beach Waterfront Beach Resort, merging the Bond elements of casino, fine food from Mama’s on 39, sophisticated drink from Four Sons Brewing and Ramspur Winery, music, dancing, and auctions.  It is with great pride we announce that $145,000 was raised at this years Party With A Purpose, with these funds being put to work immediately.   Thank you to everyone for being part of this annual McKenna Claire Foundation highlight.

The original Party With A Purpose (2011) was hosted by our local community on a neighborhood culde-sac to raise funds for McKenna’s treatment.   After McKenna’s passing, the community’s desire to be part of the pediatric brain cancer solution continued and the tradition of Party With a Purpose was born.  Proudly, in its first 7 years, Party With a Purpose has raised over $600,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.

Thank you for being part of the events success and legacy.

Click Here to view all photos!

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November 30th, 2016 by

The Resolution Run is an annual Community 5K and Kids 1 mile Fun Run with all proceeds benefiting the McKenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer research and participating schools in the Huntington Beach area.
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This year’s Resolution Run will be held December 11, 2016, with the start / finish line on the Edison High School campus (Huntington Beach, CA).    This competitive, fun, family oriented event will feature a pancake breakfast served by the HBFD for all participants, prizes for top finishers, and an expo highlighting local partners.

Come join us and get a jump on your New Years Resolution! 

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Packet Pick Up:

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Road Runner Sports
  • Costa Mesa Courtyards
    1835 Newport Blvd
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

December 11, 2016, Event Day:

  • 8:30 1 Mile Run
  • 8:45 5K Run
  • 9:30 Award Ceremony
  • Free Pancake breakfast served by HBFD all morning long!
October 20th, 2016 by

An amazing community of friends and partners will be gathering on Saturday, November 19th for the 2nd Annual McKenna Claire Foundation (MCF) Charity Poker Tournament.

 

In partnership with Essex Mortgage and the PASEA Hotel and Spa, this years “Poker At The Beach” will overlook the Pacific Ocean in the luxurious PASEA Hotel and Spa Blue Room.  This unique space has it all – amazing sunsets, large screen TV’s, massive sliding windows, and outdoor fire pits.  Whether you are a Poker At The Beach player, sponsor, or guest simply enjoying this amazing space, it promises be a great start to Thanksgiving Holiday week.

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Prizes will awarded to the top players, silent and live auction items will be offered for your consideration, as well as complimentary appetizers for our guests.

 

Players & Guests

Click to REGISTER

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

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For additional information and opportunities please contact

David Wetzel at dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org or 714-612-0198.

We hope you can join us!