John Bowler and his TEAM CHROME DOME are benefiting The Melonhead Foundation Patient Aid Program in 2018.

For the past seven years, John and his team have been raising money for Pediatric Cancer Research through St. Baldricks Foundation. Link here to learn more; As an Arizona resident, John and his team have realized that while research is important, just as vital, are the needs of the families experiencing childhood cancer.

TEAM CHROME DOME  is expanding their charitable giving to include The Melonhead Foundation and our families.WE PASSED OUR 1ST GOAL. THANK YOU. WE SET A NEW GOAL!

AZ Charitable Organization Tax Credit

The Melonhead Foundation is a certified state charity for the Arizona tax credit for charitable organizations. The deduction is $400 per individual and $800 for married filing joint taxes. Click here for more information on how to claim this credit on your tax return.

All of your donations will be tax deductible as we are a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit.

Meet John and his team; Your donations to The Melonhead Foundation will assist Arizona families with children 21 years of age or younger with any diagnosis of cancer. funds pay for housing, utilities, medical expenses, food and personal needs. 

Any amount is appreciated, no amount is too small. You may donate through our donation page;

The Melonhead Foundation is a certified charity for Arizona State Tax Credit. Your deduction for a charitable donation is $400 filing Single or $800 filing as a couple. Use the link below to make this level of donation.



THE MELONHEAD FOUNDATION is the beneficiary of the SIXTH ANNUAL SUNWEST PENSIONS GOLF CLASSIC, hosted by Grayhawk Golf Club. Come out and join us on the links.

Download Event Flyer;2018 Sunwest Golf Tournment  Sponsorship Form;2018 Sunwest Golf Tournment Sponsor Page.pdf2 Registration Form;Golf Registration Form2018.pdf2. Print & mail form w/payment or pay online below. EVENT SPONSOR & TITLE SPONSOR REQUIRE PAYMENT BY CHECK. Event Sponsor $10,000 includes 3 foursomes. Title Sponsor $5000 includes 2 foursomes. Plus more; review form for all details.

Thursday September 20, 2018  Grayhawk Golf Club –  1:15 PM Shot Gun  Dinner, raffle & auction to follow.



Thank you to our sponsors.

Just Ripe Sponsor
Just Ripe Sponsor



Merry, Merry to all the Melonhead supporters!

Hi this is Keelin DePas. Many of the longtime supporters of The Melonhead Foundation know my story and have watched me literally grow up through the support of The Melonhead Foundation and activities over the years.  We found The Melonhead Foundation during my recovery of a Bone Marrow Transplant in Sept. 2000. I believe it was Winter Solstice of 2001. My recovery from the transplant wasn’t going too well and my mom had found Deb Leone through the hospital and she was desperate. I wasn’t getting better and she was looking for anything that might help me at that point. I know what it’s like firsthand to be sick during the most magical time of the year, as well as on my birthdays and every day in between. I was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 3 years old. At 6 years old relapsing, my chance of survival became a zero chance of living without a bone marrow transplant. With a transplant I had a 35% chance of living. I guess 35% was good enough because I’m writing this letter today! LOL!

Recovery wasn’t easy, a year after the transplant I was just holding on. Still very sick, taking over 35 pills a day, I was a “walking skeleton”, my mom said. When we met Deb on Winter Solstice 2001, we were hoping for a miracle. Enter The Melonhead Foundation. With the help of Deb Leone and many of the Melonhead volunteers I became the pilot kid for Camp Wannahealyah in February 2002. Four weekends in February were spent with natural healing, play, nutrition, and love from all who participated. Everything about the camp was not only focused on me but my family also. My parents received support and love as I did, and all of us healed.

Fast forward… today, I’m 22 years old, attending ASU to obtain my master’s in social work. I volunteer at Cardons Children’s Hospital and will have over 1000+ hours. As a cancer survivor, I support The Melonhead Foundation which remains very important to me even now. The foundation and all the people involved with Melonhead played a big role in getting my parents and I through the dark days of living with cancer. It’s my turn to do the same for others.

I started in 2013 doing a blanket and stuffed animal fundraiser at Christmas, each year doing better than the previous.  I wanted some help making my little fundraiser bigger.  Once again, enter The Melonhead Foundation. After speaking with Deb Leone, she agreed to partner with me and help make the fundraiser even bigger and better. My 5th fundraiser a close friend and her daughters ran a lemonade stand and raised $1,400 to benefit my fundraiser, allowing me to adopt 2 Melonhead families and play “Santa”, making their Christmas more magical than ever.

Now, as I start to plan for my 6th fundraiser this year, I again hope to do better than my last one. My fundraiser will be raising money exclusively for The Melonhead Foundation allowing us to help more families make their Christmas as magical as it can be this year.

Please consider donating to my fundraiser. .Every donation helps, no matter how large or small, so all I ask is please help me achieve my goal of making Christmas a bit brighter for those children who need some extra special magic this year.

With gratitude,

Keelin DePas


Please make all donations by December 1, 2018. Donate Toys, Gift Cards or Funds.

Contact Keelin to arrange pick up of your donations Send email Download Flyer 2018 Fundraiser Flyer. Download Sponsor/Donation Form Sponser form 2018 lower levels


MAKE A DONATION TO FUND CHRISTMAS FOR A MELONHEAD FAMILY. Includes Holiday gifts, food and decorations for the kids.If you are busy and can’t shop, make your donation and Keelin will be your Holiday Elf…doing the shopping for you!

For more information contact Keelin at:   or Questions call Deb at 480-266-9503.


Fifth Annual Meikel Hansen Bowl-a-thon!


OCTOBER 14, 2018 1:00 TO 4:00 PM – All tickets must be purchased in advance. No sales at the door. Thank you

Meikel & HanneSpend a fun afternoon bowling with family & friends to honor the memory of Meikel Hansen. This event is perfect for the entire family.

AMF McRAY LANES   3825 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226  Bowling   Raffle  Prizes  Auction All proceeds will beneift The Melonhead Foundation.

Purchase Sponsorship Level now. Presenting Sponsor includes 16 Tickets.     Event Sponsor includes 8 Tickets. Trophy Sponsor includes 4 Tickets. All levels include all media coverage.

For more information on Sponsorship call Hanne Hansen, Event chair 480-298-0423, .Download form to pay via check or by mail.2018 Sponsor solicitation 2Sponsor Letter


Teams will consist of 4-6 bowlers. Gather your friends and sign up to play.Ticket PRICE $30 PER PERSON – Kids 12 & under FREE. Up to 2 kids free with each paying adult.

ALL TICKET SALES CLOSED  WEDS. OCTOBER 10 AT 10:00 PM. CANNOT PAY AT THE DOOR. If you missed the deadline please call Hanne 480-298-0423.

Ticket price includes shoes, event T-shirt, and your bowling for the day.Last day to purchase tickets October 10, 2018. .Bowling will have 2 rounds; the 1st regular the 2nd extreme. Raffle tickets will be sold for over 40 prizes from dinners, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, a Tucson getaway and more. We have a few select items in our Silent Auction. Raffle and more.



Shop Amazon benefit Melonhead

We know you shop amazon. Now benefit Melonhead when you do.

Return to the home page and link to AMAZON through the banner. The first time you link to AMAZON through our banner, bookmark that page. Easy, then every time you shop just use your bookmark.

All funds will go to our Patient Assistance Program. We are grateful.