Since 2009

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The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation (TDMCF) is a non-profit foundation designed to help provide financial support to families with children affected by childhood leukemia, other critical diseases, or tragic events.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Dawson Merrick

During Dawson’s brief fight with leukemia and eventual passing, the amazing community of friends surrounded Donn, Audra, and Delaney with overwhelming love and support. After Dawson’s passing, The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation (TDMCF) was founded by Dawson’s family and friends to primarily help Dawson’s sister, his friends, and her friends to remember Dawson while helping families of kids going through similar struggles. To pay it forward!The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation also advocates for kids and their families experiencing any kind of tragedy.

THE 10TH ANNUAL

WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT 2020

The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation Wiffle Ball Tourney is held every year in December, indoors, in Flagstaff, AZ. Teams young and old from all over compete for The “6” Cup.
Come be a part of something special show your support for The Dawson Merrick Children's Foundation.

When: Saturday, December 6th

Where: Sinagua Middle School

Cost: $25 per person

 

PUTTING FUN IN FUNDRAISING

past events

 

Dawson’s Dash

This event was started in 2009 while Dawson was sick. Dawson designed the t-shirt himself with the help of an ambulance EMT and an artist at Flag T. The race was designed around what Dawson was doing before being diagnosed with leukemia. He was training for his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a portion of the test was to run 2 miles within a specified time. Hence, the 2-mile run/walk is Dawson’s Dash. Fittingly, the Dash starts at the parking lot of Continental Little League Sports Complex, Dawson Field. The course works its way down a dirt road, through the neighborhood, by Dawson’s house, and ends at Dawson Field.

Doing It For Dawson

The Annual Climb To Conquer Cancer 7 mile trek to the Arizona Snowbowl helps raise cancer awareness and supports the American Cancer Society. Doing It For Dawson was the #1 team for fundraising for years!

Annual Critter Gitter

This predator contest rallied local friends and hunters for 1 weekend in the woods. With contest entry fees, donated raffle prizes, these great people raised awareness about TDMCF as well as raising some money. Due to recent legal decisions, it doesn’t appear that this event will continue.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Awesome Dawson Hunt

This silent auction hunt (with youth bow package donated by Bull Basin Archery) at RMEF’s annual banquet raises awareness about TDMCF as well as provides funding

The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation Annual Wiffle Ball Tourney

This indoor event began in 2011, played at the Sportstop at FAC for the 1st 2 years. It then moved to Coconino High School before being located at Sinagua Middle School. There are normally about 20 teams competing for The “6” Cup.

HomCo’s Annual Shoes ‘N’ Brews Charity Horseshoe Tournament

This private, invitation only event is TDMCF’s biggest fundraising event!

The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation

The Mission

The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation (TDMCF) is a non-profit foundation designed to help provide financial support to families with children affected by childhood leukemia, other critical diseases, or tragic events. The foundation raises funds through donations, fundraising events, charitable gifts, and grants. Our mission is to give limited financial support to families during very trying times, and to raise awareness about childhood leukemia. Anyone who knew Dawson knows he would want to help everyone! The Dawson Merrick Children’s Foundation will carry his love and perseverance through everything it does.

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THE IMPACT

“I don’t know how to thank you for the miracle.  It’s difficult to be excited about it knowing it came from someone who’s work making this foundation came from the loss of their child.  You have no idea what this help will mean to my little family.”

“…our gratitude for the very kind donation you gave us for the boys.”

“Thank you so much for your monetary and emotional support. We can’t begin to express how much it helped our family out. We are so grateful we were given the Dawson gift, and we will pay it forward.”

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CONTACT US

Financial support for families with children affected by childhood leukemia, other critical diseases, or tragic events. [email protected]

The Dawson Merrick Children's Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. You can verify our 501(c)(3) status as a public charity on the IRS website, here.