Newsletter ISSUE 11 - Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern



Newsletter ISSUE 11 - Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern
Issue 11
Hair cut-a-thon
March 24, 2012
More than 90 people turned out for the second Hair Cut-A-Thon hosted by CCFSC at
the Riverside City College Cosmetology School on March 24th. Haircuts, head shaves,
manicures and pedicures for a minimum donation of $10 were done by the students
with instructor supervision and by some honorary guest stylists.
Jonathan Valencia, 5; Israel Rivas, 5; and Lillian Bensen, 6 are all cancer survivors who
joined the event to assist in shaving heads and cutting 12-inch hair donations.
Jonathan was more than excited to work the clippers and shave Michael Cook’s head.
Cook, a Fort Irwin Firefighter, planted the seed for this event and fundraiser by calling
CCFSC in 2005 and offering to have his head shaved by a child with cancer to show his
support of all those fighting this disease.
Melissa Latimer, from Riverside, shaved her head in honor of her cancer hero, Connor.
Connor was diagnosed with medulloblastoma at only 19 months and is now 8 years
old. He continues to battle this disease, but Melissa says Connor’s courage is beyond
admirable and she wanted to demonstrate her appreciation for him through her support of our event.
CCFSC collected 22 foot-long donations at the Cut-A-Thon to be sent in to Wigs for Kids,
an organization dedicated to providing wigs for children with cancer. Throughout the
years, CCFSC has collected more than 100 such donations with the support of the community.
evento de corte de pelo
24 marzo, 2012
Más de 90 personas acudieron al evento de Corte de Pelo organizada por CCFSC en la
Escuela de Cosmetología del Colegio de Riverside el 24 de marzo. Por solo una donación
minima de $10, clientes recibieron cortes de cabello, se afeita la cabeza, manicure y
pedicure. Cada servicio fue hecho por los alumnos con supervisión de un instructor y
por algunos estilistas invitados de honor.
Jonathan Valencia, 5, Israel Rivas, 5; y Lillian Bensen, 6 son todos sobrevivientes de
cáncer que se unieron al evento para ayudar a afeitar cabezas y cortar 12 pulgadas,
donaciones de pelo.
Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose
mission is to provide emotional, social, educational and emergency assistance to families
who have or have had children with cancer.
We are committed to supporting the families emotionally so they feel less isolated, frustrated and fearful in dealing with the problems that cancer can manifest within the family
structure. By the age of 20, one child or teen in 330 is diagnosed in the United States.
More children die of cancer than of any other disease, including asthma, diabetes, cystic
fibrosis, congenital anomalies and AIDS, COMBINED.
[email protected]
Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California, Inc. relies on donations from individuals, businesses, organizations and clubs in the community to continue to provide assistance and support to
children and their families.
Formerly known as Candlelighters
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Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California’s
John Benstead
Ines Stewart
Bernard Kersey
Terry Lundy
Peter Brierty
Stacey Aldstadt
Susan McKee
Brenda Ebrahim
VP Finance
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Armida Kersey
Executive Director
From the Department of
Pediatrics Hematology / Oncology
Antranik Bedros, MD
Albert Kheradpour, MD
From the Department of Social
Dolores Cornejo, M.S.W.
P.O. Box 1663
Loma Linda,CA 92354
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: (909) 558-3419
FAX: (909) 558-3420
11155 Mt. View Ave., Suite 105
Loma Linda, CA 92354
“I have found that among
its other benefits, giving
liberates the soul of the
- Maya Angelou
Jonathan era más que contento de trabajar las máquinas de cortar y afeitar
la cabeza de Michael Cook. Cook, un
bombero de Fort Irwin, sembró la semilla de este evento para recaudar fondos llamando CCFSC en 2005 y ofreciendo tener la cabeza afeitada por un
niño con cáncer para mostrar su apoyo
de todos aquellos que luchan contra
esta enfermedad.
Melissa Latimer, de Riverside, se afeitó
la cabeza en honor de su héroe de
cáncer, Connor. Connor fue diagnosticado con meduloblastoma, a los 19
meses y ahora tiene 8 años de edad.
Él continúa luchando contra esta enfermedad, pero Melissa dice que las
fuerzas de Connor son más allá de
admirable y que quería demostrar su
aprecio por él a través de su apoyo a
nuestro evento.
CCFSC recogió 22 donaciones de 12
pulgadas para ser enviados a la organización Wigs for Kids, una organización dedicada a proporcionar
pelucas para niños con cáncer. A lo largo de los años, CCFSC ha recogido más
de 100 donaciones de este tipo con el
apoyo de la comunidad. Queremos
agradecer al director, Peter Westbrook,
los trabajadores, y estudiantes de la
escuela de Cosmetología del Colegio
de Riverside por su apoyo a nuestro
Family sports events
Childhood Cancer Foundation is very
fortunate to receive support from various local sports teams to offer game
experiences specially offered to our
families. The Lakers graciously donated tickets to their January 6th game
against the Golden State Warriors
where the Lakers defeated the Warriors 97-90. The Los Angeles Clippers
provided our families with a memorable pre-game experience where they
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were able to watch the Clippers warm up courtside and received a few goodies.
The Clippers defeated the Nuggets 103-95, providing our families with a very exciting game. The Dodgers also provided CCF families a game night experience
on the evening of April 12th. The Dodgers took on the Pittsburgh Pirates, defeating them 3-2. Looks like our families attendance at each of these home games
brought our teams some extra luck!
Thank you to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for their continued support of our very special families!
eventos de deportes
La Fundación de Cáncer es muy afortunada al recibir el apoyo de varios equipos
deportivos locales para ofrecer boletos de juegos que se ofrecen a nuestras familias. Los Lakers donaron boletos a su juego el 6 de enero en contra los Warriors
de Golden State, donde los Lakers derrotaron a los Warriors 97-90. Los Clippers
de Los Angeles proporcionaron un evento especial a nuestras familias con una
experiencia memorable antes del juego en donde fueron capaces de ver los Clippers mientras se calentaban y recibieron unos regalos. Los Clippers derrotaron a
los Nuggets 103-95, dando a las familias un juego muy emocionante. Los Dodgers también proporcionaron una experiencia de beisbol la noche del 12 de abril.
Los Dodgers enfrentaron a los Piratas de Pittsburgh, venciéndolos 3-2. Parece que
nuestra asistencia en cada uno de estos juegos en casa trajo a nuestros equipos
un poco de suerte!
Gracias a los Lakers de Los Angeles, los Clippers de Los Angeles y los Dodgers de
Los Angeles por su apoyo continuo de nuestras familias muy especiales!
easter egg hunt
March 31, 2012
Childhood Cancer Foundation sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, at Sylvan Park in Redlands for children who
have cancer and their families. The event took place from 11:00am to 1:00pm,
and the egg hunt began at 12:30pm.
Over 200 participants joined in the Easter bash. A special guest, the Easter Bunny, was at the park with over 3,000 stuffed plastic eggs and Easter baskets for all
the children. The Easter bunny led the children in a variety of group games and
dances that included the “Hokey Pokey.” The Pacific Southeast District Optimists
sponsored the event's activities with fun carnival type games as well as providing the food and refreshments. Families reunited with other families that have
gone through similar circumstances while the kids enjoyed a day of Easter fun.
Every smile makes all our hard work worth it. You can’t help but smile yourself
when you see the patients and their siblings having a blast. All of our events
are made possible through the countless support of our volunteers and our
sponsors. A special thank you to the Pacific Southeast District Optimist for their
generous support of our Easter Egg Hunt throughout the years.
fiesta de pascua
31 marzo, 2012
La Fundación de Cáncer patrocinó una Fiesta de Pascua el sábado, 31 de marzo
en el Sylvan Park en Redlands para familias que tienen un niño/a con cáncer. El
evento se llevo acabo de 11:00 am a 1:00 pm, y la caza de huevos comenzó a las
12:30 pm.
Más de 200 participantes nos acompañaron para la fiesta de Pascua. Un invi-
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tado especial, el Conejo de Pascua, se encontraba en el parque con
más de 3.000 huevos rellenos de plástico y cestas de Pascua para todos
los niños. El conejo de Pascua llevó los niños en una gran variedad de
juegos en grupo y bailes que incluyeron el "Hokey Pokey". El grupo de
Optimistas del Pacífico Suroriental patrocino las actividades del evento,
con divertidos juegos de tipo carnaval y la comida y refrescos. Había
reuniones de familiares con otras familias que han pasado por circunstancias similares, mientras los niños disfrutaban de un día divertido de
fiesta de Pascua.
Cada sonrisa hace que todo nuestro trabajo valga la pena. No puede
uno evitar una sonrisa cuando se ven a los pacientes y sus hermanos
disfrutando de cada juego y actividad. Todos nuestros eventos son posibles gracias al apoyo innumerables voluntarios y nuestros patrocinadores. Un agradecimiento especial al grupo de Optimistas del Pacífico
Suroriental por su generoso apoyo de nuestra búsqueda de huevos de
Pascua a través de los años.
van donation
Childhood Cancer Foundation was very fortunate to receive a new van donation from Moss Bros. in San Bernardino. We were in great need of a new vehicle,
and we are extremely grateful for the generous donation we received. Thank
you to Glen Moss and Moss Bros. for your continued support of our program
and the many families we support.
donacion de vehiculo nuevo
La Fundación de Cáncer fue muy afortunada al recibir una nueva donación de
camioneta de Moss Bros, en San Bernardino. Estábamos en una gran necesidad
de un nuevo vehículo, y estamos muy agradecidos por la generosa donación
que recibimos. Gracias a Glen Moss y Moss Bros por su continuo apoyo de
nuestro programa y las muchas familias que apoyamos.
Barkin’ for Kids
CCFSC invites you and your loved ones to participate in our
very first Dog Walk! visit our website for more information.
June 2, 2012
Yucaipa Community Park
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January 21, 2012
On January 21, Teen Connection got together for their annual trip
to Disneyland in Anaheim. We had a large group of teens: Omar,
Donato, Erika, Karina, Andrew, Juan, Ismael, Brooke, Raquel, Yareli,
Danielle and Ben joined by Kristin, Chad and Stephanie as chaperones. For some, this was their first visit to Disneyland and we are
honored to be able to offer this experience to our teens. We started
the day off at Disneyland then made our way over to Disney’s California Adventure. Before heading home we finished the night at
Downtown Disney with some souvenir shopping.
We would like to thank Carl Colby and Disney Fire and Melissa Reimer for offering us their services and allowing us the opportunity
to offer this trip to all the teens.
Hockey game
February 18, 2012
Teen Connection got together for a hockey doubleheader in February. The first game of the night was the Ontario Fire vs. FDNY
game. It was great to see the fire departments hash it out on the
ice. As the game came to an end, we headed outside to taste a few
of the very delicious chilis the department had going for their Chili
Cookoff. As our hunger grew, Donato, Karina, Juan, Ismael, Brooke,
Raquel, Yareli and Danielle joined by Jessica and Stephanie headed
out to The Hat for dinner between games. Yum!! The Hat was delicious! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals – everything from
burgers, to chili cheese fries, to pastrami.
After dinner we headed back out to the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena to see the Ontario Reign hockey team take on the Idaho Steelheads. It was the first hockey game for most of us and we all agreed
that it was an interesting game. We cheered on our local Ontario
Reign team as they earned their 3-2 victory over the Steelheads.
March 10, 2012
Donato, Juan, Ismael, Brooke, Raquel, Yareli, Danielle, Omar and
Dianna joined Teen Connection for an arcade adventure to Gameworks in Ontario on March 10th. We started off the night with dinner at Chik-Fil-A. Once we had our fill of yummy food we headed to
start the fun. We all had a blast racing, playing arcade games, pool
and so much more. There were so many things to play it was difficult to choose what we should do. Everyone had a great time and
we would like to thank GameWorks for their hospitality.
to register with Teen Connection contact Stephanie:
[email protected] or (909) 558-3419
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HappY birthday
Adam Chavez
Akira-Marie Hernandez
Alan Sandoval
Alexandra Garcia
Alondra Bedoy
Alondra Vargas
Alonso Garcia
Alyssa Cuevas
Angel Diaz
Angel Ramirez
Angelica Rojo
Avery Pond
Candace Termini
Celine Decourten
Courtney Spraque
Deiauna Laffitte
Destiny Gonzales
Diana Gonzalez
Emily Rivas
Emma Santana
Grace Perezchica
Isabelle Deborn
Jace Saunders
Jaime Villa
Jayleen Murillo
John Barrios
Jose de Jesus De Luna Mtz
Joshua Eaton
Katherine Givens
Kayla Valdivia
Lizbeth Ascencio
Luis Mondragon
Matthew England
Michelle Velasco
Miguel Zamora
Morgan Falconieri
Nhan Truong
Nikko Molina-Perkins
Olivia Mora
Randy Simco Jr.
Robert Stone
Rodolfo Perez
Rodrigo Sanchez
Rudy Vallejo
Saige Asmus
Savannah Angulo
Steve Huerta
Teresa Torres
Vanessa Duenas
Violeta Gonzalez
Zachary Cove
Aaliyah Brown
Aaliyah McGuire
Abigail Perez
Alejandra Bautista
Alvin Campos
Amanda Parra
Amir Carter
Andrew Raad
Arturo Villarino
Billy Moss
Carlina Meza
Christina Cruz
Darrnell Jackson
Derek Page
Dylan Davis
Edgar Partida
Edgar Rodriguez
Fatima Cuevas
Francisco Aguirre
Gabriel DePhilippis
Gavin Winter
Geovani Ibarra
Giovanni Malpica
Isaiah Angulo
Ismael Gonzalez
Ivan Torres
Jacob Barrett
Jacqueline Paisano
Jade Madrigal
Jamari Allan
James Stack
Janice Nguyen
Jayleen Tejeda-Monje
Jesus Silva
Joseph Caballero
Joseph Subia
Kailah Smith
Kamila Resendiz
Kevin Lizama
Larissa Lugo
Luis Ojeda
Maria Saucedo
Mariela Ayala
Megan Przekurat
Richard Rodriguez
Rozella Mayo
Ryan Gonzales
Samantha Stewart
Sarah Poulson
Xavier Ramirez
Yajaira Reyes
Breanna Smith
Brian Salazar
Brock Barry
Brooke Nolan
Caiden Kelsey
Carlos Acevedo Jr.
Cynthia Salazar
Damion Moye Jr.
Daniela Aguayo
Davis Galluzzo
Diego Macias
Edwin Ramirez
Emily Gonzalez
Erick Carrillo
Evan Casey
Frank Barrientos
Griffin Watt
Henry Reuney
Jaela Rance
Jamie Mapes
Javier Medina
Jessica Perez
Joaquin Diaz
Johnethen Serrano
Jonathan Valencia
Joshua Bermudez
Joshua Richtertal
Joshua Teutschman
Kaysin Daum-Smith
Kitzia Gomez
Kyle Yang
Manuel Jimenez
Maraya Perez
Maria Miranda
Matthew Ceja
Micah Brown
Natalie Hernandez
Raymond Carter
Richard Romero
Ronan Swanson
Steven Christian Ezeike
Veronica Banuelos
Victoria Garcia
Vivian Romero
Yuriyah Manus
Adam Zaal
Alaia Smith
Alexander Hernandez
Alyssa Duarte
Amanda Eberhard
Ana Carrillo
Angel Santos
Angel Silva
Anthony Randazzo
Anthony Villalvazo
Ashton Palmer
Audriana Hurtado
Bianca Perez
Brandon Broadhurst
Brayden McDermott
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Allstate Giving
Arrowhead United Way
Cardenas Markets
Edison Employee Campaign
Edison International
Innovative Federal Strategies
John T. Mariana
Juan Manuel Gomez
Kelly DeMarchi
Linda Hammer
Michael & Anne Koury
Michael Cook
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Pacific Southeast District Optimist
Redlands Professional Fire Fighters Association
Ronald McDonald Charities Inc.
Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Sempra Gas Company
Somach Simmons & Dunn
Travelers Community Connection
United Cancer Research Society
United Way of Inland Valley
UPS Employee Campaign
Variety Children’s Charity of the Desert
Wells Fargo Community Support
Wells Fargo Giving Campaign
2012 Calendar of events
Angeles Oaks Fire
Carol Meisner
Chris Dunn
Citrus Belt Quilters Guild
Girl Scout Troop
Moss Bros.
Starlight Children’s Foundation
Tara Diaz
Variety Children’s Charity of the Desert
Arlene Barton in memory of Won Wilkin
Jennifer Van Ette in memory of Bertha Porras
June 10
Family Picnic
September 5
Candle Lighting Ceremony
September 9
Kids Walk
September 19
Memorial Candle Lighting
October 13
Pumpkin Patch Party
December 2
Christmas Celebration
Would you like to join us as
a volunteer? Are you interested in making a financial
contribution? If so, Please
call us at (909) 558-3419 or
visit us at
Non-Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
San Bernardino, CA
Permit No. 2051
In-kind donations help us off
set the costs of our various
events. To make a donation
contact us at (909) 558-3419
or visit our website and click
on Wish List to view a list of
items to consider donating.
Our events would not be possible without our volunteers.
To join as a volunteer visit and click
on Volunteer Opportunities
under the About Us section
or contact us via email at
[email protected]
PO Box 1663
11155 Mt. View Ave, Suite 105
Loma Linda, CA 92354
To make a secure on-line donation please visit and click on Make a
Donation under the Wish List
section. Donations can also
be made over the phone or
via mail. Call CCFSC for more
information. (909) 558-3419.
Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California welcomes the names of new families and friends
who would like to receive the newsletter. In an effort to update our mailing list, please cut out and return
this portion of the newsletter.
La Fundación de Cáncer Infantil del Sur de California le da bienvenida a los nombres de nuevas familias y
amigos que quisieran recibir nuestro boletín. Favor de cortar y regresar esta parte del boletín para empezar a
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