The fourth annual SunriseWALKS-Pearl River is set for Sunday, October 15, at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Orangeburg. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk is to “Help the Sun Rise for Children with Cancer.”
More than a just walk, SunriseWALKS is a fun, noncompetitive morning for families filled with live music, face painting, carnival games, prizes, fall festivities, and more. It’s a chance to walk side-by-side with Sunrise campers and to connect with a community of people who support the cause, so children with cancer can have the best summer of their lives.
Proceeds benefit Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River, a member of the Sunrise Association. The mission of the Sunrise Association is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings worldwide, through the creation of day camps, year-round programs, and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free. Opened in 2013, Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River just celebrated its fifth season. There are now seven 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), and Horizon Day Camp in Baltimore. An eighth camp will open in Atlanta next year. Sunrise Association Day Camps are affiliated with 30 renowned hospitals and medical centers around the world.