ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
FOUNDER/DIRECTOR: TERESA S. McCURRY
PRESIDENT: MELVINA SAXTON
VICE PRESIDENT: FATIMA AJAMU
SECRETARY: JOY HAYS McQUAY
TREASURER: LAURETTA AMANOR
WHAT WE DO:
MCS ~ Fund is a volunteer driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the umbrella of KINCAID’S KINDRED SPIRITS, INC. (KKS) Citizens for Healthy Living: Community Outreach, Adult Support and Youth Mentoring Group.” MCS ~ FUND’s sole mission is to generate unrestricted funds for Sickle Cell Anemia affected individuals. Serving the needs of people plagued by this disease is not only a mission, but a passion.
WHY - A Testimonial by Teresa S. McCurry
MCS ~ Fund was birthed from the death of my daughter, Meesah Chanell Saxton, who was born October 17, 1995 with Sickle Cell Disease. My mother had Sickle Cell Trait, and as her child I received the sickle gene mutation from her. Not knowing that when I got married that my husband had the trait as well, we each passed the defective sickle gene on to our daughter which caused her to inherit the disease, Sickle Cell Anemia. Due to complications and the mis-education of this illness, she passed away on December 24, 1996.
Since then I vowed to do what I can, when I can for those who were affected by this disease. In 1997 I began to work with a group call Cuyahoga County Sickle Cell Affected Families with Kevin Jenkins and Glinda Dames-Fincher. Once the group dissolved, I still had a passion to help and advocate for this devastating illness, but no group to support.
In 2004, I saw an article in the Cleveland Call and Post newspaper about a Sickle Cell Anemia support group that Adrienne Kincaid was starting, KKS, Inc. I volunteered for years and served on the board of directors as Vice-President. In December of 2017, I resigned from the position, with hopes of starting a fund to help Sickle Cell affected individuals directly financially. Under the Kincaid’s Kindred Spirits umbrella, The Meesha C. Saxton Fund (MCS ~ Fund) was launched in June of 2018.
HOW YOU CAN HELP - Become a Member
A sustaining member agrees to make an annual donation of at least $250.00, and supports and attend MCS ~ Fund events whenever possible
A participating member requires a voluntary time commitment. You agree to attend the quarterly membership meetings and to work a minimum of two events per year
The kind of tasks our participating members perform include:
Working on a committee to plan an event
Selling raffle tickets
Soliciting donations/merchandise for auctions
Picking up donations
Soliciting financial support from event sponsors
Writing press releases
Working to “set-up” before and event
Working to “clean-up” after an event
Phoning members to schedule event participation
Preparing baskets for auctions
It is our goal to make participation in MCS~Fund fun.
We never expect our members to do anything they aren’t comfortable doing.
We strive to make involvement a guilt-free experience by following the edict that “NO” is an acceptable answer.
Explanations and excuses are never required.
If you are interested in joining MCS ~ Fund, sponsoring an event, or would like more information
about the organization, please contact:
Teresa S. McCurry, Founder/Director
Melvina Saxton, President
Also to make a donation you can cash app:
More details on when and how the funds will be disbursed will be coming soon.