SunriseWALKS for Children with Cancer
Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River Annual Walk on Sunday, June 14
Let’s make every step count!
Starting at 10:00am on Sunday, June 14th Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River, will host their third annual fundraising walk-a-thon, SunriseWALKS, to help children with cancer and their siblings attend summer day camp free of charge. This fun, noncompetitive event will take place at Sunrise Day Camp in Pearl River, NY at the Henry Kaufmann campground just minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge The day includes a one mile walk and fun activities for the whole family, as well as food and refreshments. Advance registration is on-line at www.sunrise-WALKS.org or just come by at 8:30am the day of the event when registration begins. “Everyone who participates in SunriseWALKS helps support the camp in a big way.” Said Sandy Haft, Director of Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River. “This allows us to continue to create a place where lives are changed for the better for children struggling with cancer.”
2014 was the second year for Pearl River and was a huge success with over 130 children attending camp. The expectation is that the third year will be significantly larger. Every day camper family deals with the tremendous financial and emotional burdens of medical costs related to cancer treatments and hospitalizations. In order not add to that burden, Sunrise is offered completely free of charge. It is only through the generosity of others, and events like SunriseWALKS, that the camp can make certain no child is turned away. “Sunrise Day Camp is a place where children enjoy just being kids and can forget about their illness. It also provides a respite for parents and allows them to create some normality in their lives.” Commented Sandy Haft, Director, Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River.
Sunrise Day Camps are the only full summer dedicated day camps in the nation for children with cancer, ages 3 ½ – 16 and their siblings. Located on 95 beautiful wooded acres in the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds in Pearl River, NY, Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River, is a joint program of the Friedberg JCC and the Rosenthal JCC and is a member of the Sunrise Association. The camp serves children from Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties, Southern Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey.
For more information, to register or donate, visit www.sunrise-WALKS.org or contact Marianne Bosshart at Marianne@rosenthaljcc.org 914-741-0333 x23. Every dollar raised through this walk will ensure that those who desperately need a summer filled with fun, joy and laughter will get to have one! Let’s make every step count!
ABOUT SUNRISE DAY CAMP – PEARL RIVER
Sunrise Day Camps are the only full summer dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings and is offered free of charge. As a day camp, Sunrise safely meets our children’s needs for fun, friendship and adventure, while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and security of their own homes at night. It is open on a non-sectarian basis to all children ages 3 1/2 to 16 years who are coping with any type of cancer at any stage, provided their doctors clear them to participate. Siblings are also welcome to attend. Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River serves children from Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties, Southern Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey.
Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River is a joint program of the Rosenthal JCC and the Friedberg JCC, both beneficiary agencies of the UJA-Federation of New York.
About Sunrise Association
The Sunrise Association mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.