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Save the Date: Pearl River SunriseWALK is June 8

SunriseWALK 2013 was a fun fundraiser.
SunriseWALK 2013 was a fun fundraiser.
by Betsy Dunne

Starting at 10:00am on Sunday, June 8th fundraising walk, , Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River, will host their second annual SunriseWALKS, to help children with cancer and their siblings attend summer camp free of charge.

This is a fun-noncompetitive event is located at the Henry Kaufmann campground in Pearl River, just minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge. There are so many ways to get involved – walk, run, be a virtual walker, sponsor a participant or even volunteer at the event.

The two courses, 1 mile and 5K, end at a finish line full of music, games, refreshments and fun for the whole family. On hand to sing the national anthem will local teen singer sensation, Tyler Miller, as well an opportunity to meet several team members of the Rockland Boulders and their team mascot, Boulder Bird.

This will be the second summer for Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River, where hundreds of children will continue to enjoy the healing power a fun summer camp experience. 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 member of the Sunrise Day Camp Association, along with a Sunrise Day Camp - Long Island. The camp serves children from Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester and Rockland County, Southern Connecticut, and Northern New Jersey.

Every day these families deal 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 we can make certain no child is turned away. 

For more information about SunriseWALKS and to register, go to www.sunrise-walks.org or contact Alison Rubin at arubin@rosenthaljcc.org, 914-741-0333 x 23. 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!

Editor's Note: The lengths of the two courses, 1 mile and 5K, were incorrect in the original version of this post. Patch regrets the error. 

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