Friday, January 14, 2011

Our SPOTLIGHT Cancer Charity of the Day..... Sunrise Day Camp

Sunrise is a nonprofit day camp dedicated to children with cancer and their siblings. The kids and their siblings go completely free of charge. It is located in Wheatley Heights, NY (a small town on Long Island). This summer will be their 6th summer since opening. It began with only 75 campers enrolled, and has grown enormously since. Last summer, they had over 400 kids enrolled.

Sunrise has many fundraisers and has had some celebrities attend their annual Walk to Help the Sun Rise event in June. Some of the celebrities include: Disney Channels Alyson Stoner; a contestant from America's Next Top Model; a professional wrestler; the NY Islanders mascot; various Broadway stars; and a top 10 contestant from So You Think You Can Dance.

Here is Alyson Stoner featured from a previous camp experience….

The camp is funded through generous donations, and fundraisers. On average, it costs approximately $6,000 per camper to attend camp for the full 8 weeks. Each year, they enroll more campers, and therefore need to find other sponsors to help fund the camp. Last summer, they also launched Sunrise Israel, which was a huge success.

For more information on Sunrise Day Camp in NY, you can visit

For more information on Sunrise Day Camp in Israel, you can visit

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1 comment:

  1. love the video, purpose of the site and of course love the camp!!!!