SUNRISE ASSOCIATION RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE AMAZIN’ METS FOUNDATION TO SEND FIVE CHILDREN IMPACTED BY PEDIATRIC CANCER TO CAMP FREE OF CHARGE.
For Immediate Release
[July 31, 2023] — Sunrise Association, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to bringing back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings worldwide, is thrilled to announce a significant grant from the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the New York Mets. This generous grant of $38,000 will specifically sponsor this year’s highly anticipated color war at Sunrise Day Camp – Long Island, in addition to providing camp scholarships to five children impacted by pediatric cancer.
Color War is among the most cherished and exciting events at Sunrise Day Camps, which serve as safe and inclusive havens for children and families affected by pediatric cancer. This annual competition promotes team spirit, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging among campers, creating lasting memories and fostering emotional well-being.
“Summer camp is a special experience where kids can just be kids,” said Alex Cohen, Co-Owner of the New York Mets and President of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation. “We are proud to support Sunrise Association’s mission to bring back the joy of childhood to pediatric cancer patients and their siblings.”
The scholarships will ensure that individuals facing the hardships of pediatric cancer and their siblings can participate in Sunrise Day Camps, where they can find solace, hope, and unconditional support.
“We are immensely grateful to the Amazin’ Mets Foundation for their tremendous generosity and commitment to our mission,” said Arnie Preminger, CEO of Sunrise Association. “Their support allows us to continue providing exceptional experiences for children impacted by pediatric cancer and their siblings, giving them the chance to simply be kids again.”
Sunrise Association’s dedication to improving the lives of children with cancer and their families extends beyond the color war sponsorship and camper scholarships. The organization offers a wide range of programs, including Sunrise Day Camps and the recent addition of the innovative SunriseVX virtual summer camp. Through these initiatives, Sunrise provides free recreational activities, emotional support, and lifelong friendships, catering to the unique needs of each child and family.
To learn more about the Sunrise Association and their incredible work, please visit sunriseassociation.org.
Since its inception in 2021, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation has funded over $6.2 million in grants to over 120 organizations in the community, including the communities surrounding affiliate teams. To read more about the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, its programs, and upcoming events, and to learn about ways to give back, visit AmazinMetsFoundation.org.
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About 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. Sunrise accomplishes this through the creation and oversight of welcoming, inclusive summer day camps, year-round programs and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge. Learn more at sunriseassociation.org.