ST. BALDRICK'S FOUNDATION FUNdRAISER

Shave Away Cancer

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 Jim  Gormley has jumped on board with Billy Cobb to shave his head for donations to the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fight childhood cancer.  

In Honor of Fierce Fallon

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 A young girl, the daughter of our attorney Melanie Emery who is battling cancer,,,,, 

A FRIENDLY COMPETITION

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If I can top Billy Cobb's donations...he runs the event...I will shave my beard also!!! My chin(s) haven't see sunlight in 20 years! Apparently Fierce Fallon's favorite color is blue so my team will be dying my head and beard blue TOMORROW SATURDAY AUGUST 17th for the event! Please help if you can!

https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/Jim2019/donors#content

$3,084.00 RAISED!

BILLY TOOK BACK THE LEAD

THANK YOU DEBBIE FROM PATIO'S TIKI BAR FOR YOUR DONATION AND SAVING MY LIFE!

THANK YOU RICK AND DEBBIE THOMAS FOR DONATING IN LOVING HONOR AND MEMORY OF CINDY GUARDALABENE'S DAUGHTER Andrea Renee Berger ALONG WITH STERLING PAGE FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS AT THE MONTHLY BEACH HOUSE HOG MEETING!

I've pledged to shave my beard also if I can top Billy's donations...please help if you can!!!




Billy Cobb is leading the charge!

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 $3,245 RAISED!

WHAT...WHATTTT BILLY'S BACK IN THE LEAD???.

Billy's fundraising page...


 https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/1013926/2019 

Join us on August 24th

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

American Legion Post 178

3950 US 17 Business

Murrells Inlet SC


Guaranteed to be a fun time for a great cause!

NEWS FLASH

Our own Lou Haarstick is accepting the challenge!

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Lou has pledged to shave his Head and Torso if he can raise $1000 from CCS Members....hmmm what will it take to get the beard?

IF YOU'RE WILLING TO COME DOWN ON AUGUST 24TH AND SUPPORT LOU PLEASE EMAIL US @coastalcarolinashields@gmail.com

Tour de Force

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Derek Juneau

Derek Juneau along with his wife Lisa are participating in the Tour de Force for their 5th year!

He and his wife will be speaking at April's meeting

LETTER FROM DEREK AND LISA

TOUR DE FORCE LETTER (pdf)

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A RIDE FOR EMILIE!

COME OUT AND SUPPORT MEMBER JOHN FITZGIBBON'S FAMILY..... SEPTEMBER 21st!!!

REGISTRATION AT DANNY'S PIZZA

11916 Highway 707 Murrells Inlet

9 am to 10:15 am KSU up @ 10:30am

$20 Per Rider/ $5 Passenger

$10 after party only!

RIDE STOPS INCLUDE:

THE HARLEY SHOP AT THE BEACH

MYRTLE BEACH HARLEY-DAVIDSON

COASTAL INDIAN

BEAVER BAR FOR AFTER PARTY!!!

FREE FOOD, MUSIC, CASH BAR, RAFFLES, CHINESE AUCTION AND 50/50

FOR MORE INFO: ROB 631-827-6502

                               JEFF 917-650-6662

PRE-REGISTER BY MAILING A CHECK PAYABLE TO: EMILIE FITZGIBBONS

C/O BLUE KNIGHTS SC V

         PO BOX 381

         MURRELLS INLET, SC 29576

trooper kevin connEr memorial run whitevill nc

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH 2019

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8:30 AM

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 ABOUT THE RACE:
Trooper Kevin Conner (B-551) lost his life during a traffic stop on October 17, 2018. On October 19, 2019 the community will come together for a 5K and 1 Mile Run in memory of Trooper Kevin Conner’s life and his dedication to protecting our community. All proceeds from this event will go into a scholarship fund in memory of Trooper Kevin Conner 

WHITEVILLE OFFICER NEEDS ASSISTANCE

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WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) -The City of Whiteville is looking for donations to help one of their own after a fire destroyed a police officer’s home Saturday night.

Whiteville Director of Emergency Services Hal Lowder confirms fire crews responded to the call about a structure fire on Clay Street around 9 p.m. The couple was home at the time of the fire and called 911.

When fire crews arrived, they were met with heavy fire.

Though the lieutenant and his wife were able to safely get out of the house, the city says they lost everything they had. Another unit adjacent in the duplex also suffered smoke damage.

Lt. Andre Jackson of the Whiteville Police Department has served the people of Whiteville and Columbus County for over 20 years, the city noted in a Facebook post.

The Red Cross is assisting both families that had homes damaged in the fire. If you’re interested in helping the Jackson family, donations will be accepted at the Whiteville Police Department


WE AS A GROUP ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR THIS OFFICER ALSO. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE PLEASE SEND A CHECK MADE OUT TO THE 

COASTAL CAROLINA SHIELDS

AND MAIL TO:

COASTAL CAROLINA SHIELDS 

PO BOX 1541

MURRELLS INLET SC 29576


PUT WHITEVILLE OFFICER DONATION IN MEMO PORTION


OR


PAY PAL US AT COASTALCAROLINASHIELDS@GMAIL.COM

USING FRIENDS AND FAMILY

AND

PUT WHITEVILLE OFFICER DONATION IN MEMO


UPDATE: WE MET WITH  LT. ANDRE JACKSON ON JULY 12TH AND GAVE HIM THE DONATIONS FROM HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT! ANYONE STILL WANTING TO CONTRIBUTE CAN DO SO AND WE WILL SEND THEM TO HIM...

N. Myrtle Beach Public Safety Scholarship Golf Tournament

 The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and Tidewater Golf Club are collaborating on a wonderful golf tournament that will benefit the children of The Department of Public Safety. All proceeds from the event will go towards the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Scholarship Fund. 

 The Scholarship Fund was established by the family of Johnny L. Causey, Sr. to honor his memory. Mr. Causey served as a Police Officer, Police Chief and the first Director of Public Safety for the City of North Myrtle Beach and his career spanned 41 years of service to the City and the people he dearly loved. The Scholarship Fund is available to the children of all current and retired Public Safety employees. It is a $500 Scholarship that is awarded each semester to all students who maintain a B or better average through their college undergraduate career. 

Registration forms are available at the North Myrtle Beach Police Department, on-line at the City Web Site and Tidewater Golf Club. Registration for the tournament ends August 2. This year’s event will be held Saturday, August 10 beginning at 8 AM at Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach.  

Tournament fees are $80 per person. Players may register individually or as a team. Tournament fee includes green fees, cart, range balls, nonalcoholic beverages, breakfast and lunch. Prizes will be awarded.  

 Make checks payable to City of North Myrtle Beach Scholarship Fund RETURN REGISTRATION FORMS TO: North Myrtle Beach Public Safety, Attn: Suzanne 1015 2nd Avenue South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 

Questions – Contact Suzanne (843)-280-5587; sbhoffnagle@nmb.us 

GOLF TOURNAMENT APPLICATION 19 (pdf)

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tuesday july 16 2019

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Coastal Carolina Shields Pipe & Drum Band will be honoring Shea!

At Dave and Busters in Myrtle Beach..

4:30 pm

Come and Support Shea and the band!!!

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https://america.wish.org/

 

Chris' Wish

During a long nighttime stakeout kneeling in some desert weeds in the spring of 1980, U.S. Customs Agent Tommy Austin tells Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Ron Cox his problem.

His wife’s friend Linda has a small son named Chris Greicius who is probably going to die of leukemia.   The seven-year-old boy yearns to be a police officer “to catch bad guys” with Austin.  Running into bureaucratic hesitation at Customs, Austin asks Cox if maybe DPS can do something.  “I’ll rent a helicopter myself if I have to,” Austin says.

Cox takes the request to DPS spokesman Allan Schmidt, who asks DPS Director Ralph Milstead.  He gives Schmidt carte blanche to grant Chris’ wish.  Soon Austin receives a call from Chris’ mom saying that she doesn’t think he can hang on much longer.

“None of us had any idea what we were getting into at the time,” Schmidt will recall 30 years later.  He draws other people in: Officer Jim Eaves will bring his patrol car, and Officer Frank Shankwitz his motorcycle, to meet the DPS helicopter flying Chris to headquarters.  On April 29, Chris comes from Scottsdale Memorial Hospital to the empty lot by DPS at Lewis and 19th Avenue.  There he and his parents are given a tour.  That’s when Lt. Col. Dick Schaefer gives the boy a “Smokey Bear” hat and one of his own old badges, and Chris becomes Arizona’s first and only honorary DPS officer.

Everyone who meets the beaming boy chewing bubble gum wants to help.  At the end of the day, some of those involved meet in a spontaneous group hug and realize they don’t want the day to be the end of it.  They also know they don’t have much time.

Two of them, Cox and Eaves, go to John’s Uniforms, the business that makes all DPS uniforms, and order one Chris’ size.  Employees work all night to have it ready the next day.  A group of officers take the uniform to his house, where Shankwitz sets up cones for Chris to steer his battery-powered motorcycle through to qualify for a motorcycle officer’s wings.

But when they return the next day to present the wings to Chris, he’s gone back into the hospital.  With his DPS gifts all around him, clutching his new wings, Chris gives a last smile for the men who have done so much for him in such a short time. He passes May 3.

He was only seven years, 269 days old when he died. But he taught me about being a man. Even though he was only a boy. I can tell you that because of meeting Chris, I am an entirely different man. Ron Cox said the same thing. He said he didn’t fear death anymore, because he knew Chris would be there waiting for him. ”

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— Tommy Austin, Make-A-Wish® co-founder and retired U.S. Customs agent


 

Beginning of a Foundation

Officers Frank Shankwitz and Scott Stahl fly back to Illinois for the funeral; Chris is given the ceremony of a fellow fallen officer.

From the time the two officers land in Chicago to when they leave again, word spreads of their story, and they are amazed at how strangers are affected by it.  They talk on the flight home of making this the beginning of something wonderful for children.

Meanwhile in Phoenix, similar discussions are taking place. At an officer's retirement party, Shankwitz talks to Kathy McMorris, the wife of a DPS officer, about creating a wish-granting organization.That summer, a group of working-class DPS officers, friends and family gather.  That meeting marks the beginning of Make-A-Wish.

The first donation is $15, given to Shankwitz by a grocery store manager.  For month records, bills and change are kept in envelopes carried around by founders.  In November of 1980 the group receives its tax-exempt status as a non-profit organization.   By the following spring the group has raised $2000 and can grant its first official wish.



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The First Wish Kid

Frank "Bopsy" Salazar is the first official Make-A-Wish® kid. He's 7 and has leukemia - just like Chris.

Shankwitz is president at the time and decides to grant Poncho “Bopsy” Salazar all three of his wishes: to be a fireman, go to Disneyland and ride in a hot air balloon.

 So the Phoenix Fire Department gives Bopsy an experience similar to Chris’ as a police officer; he becomes a member of the Engine 9 crew.  Since the first wish is also the first Disney wish, the Anaheim Fire Department picks up the baton, taking Bopsy and his family around Southern California. Shankwitz keeps the first “wish kid art,” a picture Bopsy drew him, on which he wrote, “Poncho (Frank in Spanish), I got to blow the siren.”

 Upon returning home, Bopsy goes into the hospital.  His physician, Dr. Paul Baranko, is surprised at hearing a commotion coming from the boy’s room and going into see firemen climbing in through the third-story window off the fire engine ladder!  Bopsy passes that night.

As his mother, it was very meaningful to me that people who didn’t know us stepped forward to be in Bopsy’s life. ”


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— Nance Octaviana Trujillo, mom of Bopsy

Getting a handle on firefighting.

Getting a handle on firefighting.

Inspiring a Nation

The following spring, in 1982, the television show NBC Magazine sends a reporter to do a story about this small new charity that’s granting wishes to children fighting for their lives.

As millions of viewers across the country see the piece, DPS telephone lines are jammed with calls from people who want to be part of it.  The new organization isn’t positioned to harness the explosive enthusiasm. But its founders are undaunted by the challenges and determined to succeed.

Under the leadership of Jack Stanford, the little engine that could, does, and the national Make-A-Wish Foundation is incorporated in May of 1983.  More chapters open across the nation. 

Every Eligible Child ...

Now, in 2019, more than 315,000 children in the United States and its territories have benefited from the hope, strength and joy of experiencing their one heartfelt wish. And while it’s not the beginning, it’s nowhere near the end.

Make-A-Wish granted 15,600 wishes last year alone – on average, one every 34 minutes. But for every wish granted, another child is diagnosed with a potentially qualifying condition. A child who needs a wish.

We all look forward to the day when no more children have life-threatening medical conditions. Until that time, Make-A-Wish remains committed to a vision of granting a wish to every eligible child. Because wishes make very sick kids feel better – and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better.

It's been more than 30 years since my son Chris received his wish, and I am still amazed and inspired how one little boy's dream to be a policeman has touched the lives of so many thousands of people. ”


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— Linda Pauling, mother of Chris, the boy whose wish inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish

 Once a month members of the Coastal Carolina Shields gather to participate in our bowling pin match. Here are some that got together for some fierce competition.