On September 9, 2010, Michael and Dana (Kuwahara) McCusker were on top of the world as Dana had just given birth to their first child, Shane Shimatsu McCusker. Shane was a beautiful baby and shortly after he was born, he was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart disease and was airlifted to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital to undergo numerous tests and a complex heart surgery.
The Pediatric Cardiology Department at UCLA was heroic in their efforts to save Shane’s life, yet unfortunately, Shane’s heart was far too special and unique for this world. Following Shane’s passing, Michael and Dana barely blinked before committing themselves to starting a foundation in his memory. The Shane McCusker Foundation, also known as Shane’s Heart, is dedicated promoting fetal heart screening and supporting the doctors and families served in the pediatric cardiology department at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital.
As an avid golfer, it was Michael’s dream to have a golf tournament to raise funds for Shane’s Heart. In 2012 our first tournament was a resounding success. We would like to cordially invite you to join us this year on Monday, September 29, 2014, at the exclusive Woodland Hills Country Club, for our 3rd annual tournament. Click for information.