Sunrise Walk to Help Cancer Families
By Emily Sherman
May 20, 2016
Sunrise Day Camp is designed for children battling cancer. The goal of the camp is to “bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings.”
Because the camp is offered free of charge to cancer stricken families, there is a reliance on donations. Donations are raised through fundraising walks, such as the SunriseWALK, which will be taking place at the Pleasantville Jewish Community Center on Saturday, June 5. The walk registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The family day event is filled with live music, face painting, carnival games, and prizes. Prior to the walk, the Westchester Knicks dancers will be leading stretches and getting everyone pumped up for the walk. The Pleasantville community will be involved, too. At every few houses along the walk route there will be water passed out, perhaps a lemonade stand, or simply things like bubbles being blown to show support for the participants. The walk will be followed by a carnival, also at the JCC.
At the finish line, 102.7 WHUD will provide entertainment and there will be the opportunity to stop by a chiropractor for a stretch after the walk.
The day continues with a carnival of small rides and games. Everyone is invited to attend the carnival that will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a food truck and ice cream truck joining the festivities. There will also be a raffle for different prize packages of food & wine and style and beauty.
Registration is $20 for an adult and $10 for children. Contact Heather Scharf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-715-2099 for more information.