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McKenzie has always been known for his rather different approach at rasing funds for community awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to support those who continue to stuggle, on October 30, 2015 McKenzie held a fundraiser featuring classic episodes of the 1970's anthology series, "Rod Serling's, The Night Gallery." The evening featured a wine and cheese platter, assorted appetizers, and a raffle.
The fundraiser benefitted Kamm Cares; a non-profit organization that places money directly into the hands of persons going through breast cancer treatment.



On March 3, 2002, McKenzie Cremation and Burial hosted the Golden-Globe Award winning “Six Feet Under” fund-raiser at the Little Brown Chapel in Long Beach, California. The evening brought in a total of over $7,000 for Long Beach AIDS Walk. Over 500 people attended the somewhat unorthodox event. In attendance were actors from the show including Tim Maculan who has the recurring role of Fr. Jack in the series.
Before the screening guests were allowed to enter the chapel at 8.00 p.m. to purchase raffle tickets, enjoy candy, soda and assorted snacks that were placed inside of open caskets. At approximately 8.50 p.m., Mr. McKenzie introduced himself and opened the evening to punctuated fanfare and background music from the chapel’s own organ. At 9.00 p.m the season premier of “Six Feet Under” was projected on a large screen for the congregation to view.
After the viewing, a raffle was held and prizes were won by those who dared open the caskets that were in front of the chapel.
A great round of thanks for the over 15 “Volunteer Stiffs” who helped make this fund-raiser a great success.

 


Sale will Benefit Hospices

If you find Ken McKenzie refusing to bargain down at his five-estate sidewalk sales, just remember, it’s for a good cause.
Eight Long Beach area hospices will divvy up the proceeds from the 8 a.m. to noon sale, at which five households full of belonging will be sold.
It’s the annual event that McKenzie, owner of McKenzie

Mortuary has agreed to store, then sell household goods for families who just couldn't face the daunting job of disposing the personal effects of a family member who died.
Last year, two families, both of whom lived out of state, asked McKenzie to help them clear out their dead relatives’ Long Beach homes.

 

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