shine a light. grow a community. pay it forward.

EVENTS

January 22nd, 2017 by

PWP 2017 Web SliderOn Saturday,  April 29th, the McKenna Claire Foundation will pull together an amazing community of friends, associates and business partners and host the 007th Annual Party With A Purpose.   Our 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” will again be at the Huntington Beach Waterfront Beach Resort, merging the Bond elements of casino, fine food, sophisticated drink, music, dancing, and auctions.  We hope you will make plans to join us for this annual McKenna Claire Foundation highlight.

The original Party With A Purpose (2011) was hosted by our local community on a neighborhood cul-de-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 6 years, Party With a Purpose has raised over $500,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.    Thank you for being part of the events success and legacy.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

collage for 2017 PWP web

The Waterfront Beach Resort has generously set aside a limited number of discounted rooms for friends of MCF and this year’s 007th Party With A Purpose guests.   The hotel is encouraging guests to book early if interested.    Please contact the Waterfront Beach Resort directly at 800-822-7873 and use McKenna Claire Foundation as your special rate password or book online with MCKF as your rate code at checkout.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ROOMS ONLINE


007th Party With A Purpose – “A View To A Cure” SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available.

CLICK HERE to download sponsor information, or contact

David Wetzel

Email: dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org

Phone: 714-612-0198

 

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.
res

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! 

flamerCLICK TO REGISTER

 

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.

pasea-pic-from-pier

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
SponsorshipLevels2016

2015-essex-poker

 

For additional information and opportunities please contact

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

We hope you can join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 16th, 2016 by

The 5th 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 14th. The golf tournament has become an annual highlight, raising nearly $240,000 in its first 4 years to the benefit of pediatric cancer research and student programs.

The MCF Play It Forward Golf Tournament will again feature on-course partners (The Lazy Dog, SUPLOVE, The Butchery, New Belgium Brewing, Lou’s BBQ, Toyota of Huntington Beach, Audi Mission Viejo, among others), on-course contests, and the always exciting, helicopter ball drop.

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

REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP

 

 

Forms & Letters:

MCF “Play It Forward” Sponsor Levels

Download (PDF, 67KB)

MCF “Play It Forward” Sponsor Form

Download (PDF, 93KB)

MCF “Play It Forward” Donations In-Kind

Download (PDF, 823KB)

 

For additional information and opportunities please contact:
David Wetzel
dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org
714-612-0198
We hope you can join us!

 

July 19th, 2016 by

The 2016 McKenna Claire Foundation / Chevron Butterfly Tour is coming to a corporate owned and operated Chevron station near you!

pp 1

For the fifth 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 July 18th through August 5th (McKenna’s birthday), 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 nearly $850,000 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 see photos from last year’s Butterfly Tour!

PARTICIPATING CHEVRON STATIONS

Download (PDF, 101KB)

 

July 6th, 2016 by

wide lemonade

McKenna and her friends loved to hold lemonade stands on our street corner to raise money for various causes they believed in. So, to celebrate McKenna’s birthday (August 5th), we invite 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 $60,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.
Your 2016 MCF Stand Up and Shine Lemonade Stands can be held any time in August.

We are excited to see kids taking the lead, showing off their creativity, and raising funds for pediatric cancer research.

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 SquadSubmit 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)

2016 SUS Meet Macky

2016 SUS_Infographic_1

2016 SUS_Infographic_3

2016 SUS_HowToSubmitDonations

2016 SUS_Instructions

2016 SUS_PledgeForm

2016 SUS_Sign_1

2016 SUS_Sign_2

2016 SUS_Sign_3

2016 SUS_SolicitationLetter

2016 SUS_Stickers

 

 

 

February 16th, 2016 by
Saturday, June 4, 2016 
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Waterfront Beach Resort

Get Your Tickets Here!

On Saturday, June 4th, the McKenna Claire Foundation is excited to once again host an amazing community of friends, associates and business partners at the 6th Annual Party With A Purpose to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research.

2016-MCF-PWP-web-slider-2

This year’s 1920’s themed “Bootlegger Ball” moves indoors to the Waterfront Beach Resort Speakeasy (Grand Ball Room) and promises to be a “roaring” good time filled with food, drink, music, dancing, and auctions.  We hope you will make plans to “Get Your SHINE On” and join us for this annual favorite!

The original Party With A Purpose (2011) was hosted by our local community on a neighborhood cul-de-sac to raise funds for McKenna’s treatment.   After McKenna passed away, the community’s desire to be part of the pediatric brain cancer solution continued, and the tradition of Party With a Purpose was born.  In its first 5 years, Party With a Purpose has raised nearly $400,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.

The HB Waterfront Beach Resort has generously set aside a limited number of discounted rooms ($199) to friends of MCF and this years Party With A Purpose.   The hotel is expecting to sell rooms out this weekend and encourages any takers to book early.    Please contact the Waterfront Beach Resort directly at 714-845-8000 and mention McKenna Claire Foundation as your special rate password or book online with MCF as your special rate code.

Book Your Room Now!

 

Get Involved!

Party With A Purpose – Bootlegger Ball
sponsorship and auction opportunities are now available!

Click here for details

Contact Dave Wetzel
email:  dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org
phone:  714-612-0198
 

Photos from the 2015 Party With a Purpose

2016 PWP web collage.001

November 23rd, 2015 by

The McKenna Claire Foundation would like to thank you for your support over the last 4 years.  Without you, the growth of the Foundation and the advances made in finding a cure for Pediatric Brain Cancer, would not be possible.

MCF is making one last 2015 request with the specific goal to support the distribution of McKenna’s (and other children’s) cell lines to pediatric brain cancer researchers worldwide working to solve this terrible disease.   With an approximate cost of $2,000 to share a cell line abroad, our year-end goal is simple, we would like to empower 12 new science partners ($24,000) to join the nearly 60 research institutions using McKenna’s biology (cell line) to decode and advance the pediatric brain cancer cures families await.  Large or small, we are hopeful you will consider one last gift to the McKenna Claire Foundation in 2015 and help us Shine A Light on pediatric brain cancer research.  The word community cannot adequately describe the importance and impact “our community” has on pediatric cancer research and the cancer family landscape.    

monje collage version 2

The community that has surrounded the McKenna Claire Foundation far exceeds geography and has been a cornerstone of the foundation’s growth.   Communities in action are a constant reminder of what can be achieved by the power of one (community).   Thank you for choosing to be part of the pediatric brain cancer solution and helping us Grow A Community.

Click below to donate now.

SupportDonate

MCFgivingtuesday

 

 

October 29th, 2015 by

Essex Mortgage | 1st Annual Poker Tournament ~Benefitting McKenna Claire Foundation

Please join us on Saturday November 14th 2015 as the AUDI of Mission Viejo showroom is transformed by Essex Mortgage to host the inaugural Charity Poker Tournament benefiting the McKenna Claire Foundation.  You will be joined by amazing community and business partners, surrounded by a beautiful collection of Audi automobiles, enjoy food and drink from Luscious Jimmy’s, and help to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research.
Poker players of all skill levels are welcomed!    Amazing auction opportunities will be part of the evenings efforts with tickets provided to all guests at check-in as well as with re-buys.
Initial Registration $95  /  Re-buys $40
Thank you for making plans to join us!
Please click here to register for the event:

MCFPokerTourney

June 22nd, 2015 by

Tee Time !  Friday October 16, 2015 at the beautiful Tijeras Creek Golf Course.Golf_Tournament_Logo_Tag_Banner

 

The 4th 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 16th.   The golf tournament has become an annual highlight, raising nearly $200,000 in its first 3 years to the benefit of pediatric cancer research and student programs.

REGISTER NOW

The MCF Play It Forward Golf Tournament will again feature on course partners (The Lazy Dog, SUPLOVE, The Meat House, New Belgium Brewing, amongst others), on course contests, and the always exciting helicopter ball drop.

MCF “Play It Forward” Golf Tournament sponsorship opportunities are now available.    For information please contact David Wetzel at dave@mckennaclairefoundation.org or by phone 714-612-0198.

Click Here to REGISTER for Tournament and to purchase additional Dinner tickets!

 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

(Click to download)

2105 MCF Golf Sponsor Commitment Letter

2015 MCF_PlayItForward_Sponsor_Levels

 

We hope you can join us!