On Sunday, June 2, SunriseWALKS will raise money for Sunrise Day Camps, inspiring communities to unite for a cause in hopes of giving children with cancer a summer free from the everyday demands of their illness. Thanks to SunriseWALKS, children with cancer can explore their creativity, make connections and enjoy life in a way they never thought possible.
Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is the world’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge.
SunriseWALKS on Long Island, presented by Nikon, Inc., will be held at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds on Colonial Springs Road in Wheatley Heights (5 minutes from Route 110). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
More than a “walk,” SunriseWALKS will be a fun, non-competitive morning for the entire family. It’s an event filled with live music, face painting, carnival games, prizes and more. A chance to walk side-by-side with Sunrise campers and to connect with a community of people who share your cause, this will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding days of your life, so children with cancer can have the best summer of theirs.
Sunrise Day Camp–Long Island is the world’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge.
Providing memorable summers since 2006 for children ages 3½ through 16, Sunrise Association Day Camps bring the simple pleasures of childhood back to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness. And because they are day camps, it allows children to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night.
There are currently eight Sunrise Association Day Camps—three in New York (Long Island, Pearl River and Staten Island), three in Israel (Beit Yehoshuah, Be’er Sheva and Ramat Yochanan), Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore, MD and Aurora Day Camp, Atlanta, GA. Sunrise Association Day Camps are affiliated with 34 renowned hospitals and medical centers around the world.
The fun continues year-round with Sunrise Sundays and Fun-days, offering children exciting activities and events when school is not in session. For those children undergoing treatment in pediatric oncology units of participating hospitals, Sunrise on Wheels is a one-of-a-kind program that provides hours of Sunrise-fun.
For more information, visit www.sunrisedaycamp-longisland.org.