Sunrise Scoop - December 2021

Sunrise Highlights

We are so grateful to all of our donors who make our mission possible.

Annual Night Run – Sunrise Israel 

On November 10th, Sunrise Israel participated in its 12th sponsored run, which is part of the Tel Aviv 10k Night Run.  This event was the biggest Sunrise Run to date – raising over $253,000 US dollars in one evening! 

Sunrise Israel also had the largest number of runners ever — 1,733 — thanks to the participation of more than 70 companies and organizations supporting the children of Sunrise Israel. 

The Greater Chesapeake Charitable Foundation Chooses Horizon Day Camp-Baltimore as a Holiday Toy Drive Recipient Again

Horizon Day Camp kicked-off the holiday season in style as one of the beneficiaries of Baltimore’s Stuff the Train Toy Drive & Holiday Dance Party, hosted by DJ Kopec. The event gained acclaim in 2020 as a virtual fundraiser that collected more than 29,000 toys for Baltimore area hospitals, schools, and children’s organizations. Hosted at the majestic B&O Railroad Museum, the event featured festive sights and sounds of the holiday season with children’s joy and jubilation, and toys, filling the museum! 

Horizon Day Camp will distribute holiday boxes filled with gifts and goodies to all of its campers this holiday season thanks to the generosity of initiatives like “Stuff that Train” and donors who make this possible.

Special thanks goes to The Greater Chesapeake Charitable Foundation for selecting Horizon Day Camp as a “Stuff the Train” beneficiary.

Horizon Day Camp camper, Cree
(L to R) Deanna Slade, Regional Director of New York Camps and Director of Sunrise Day Camp – Long Island; Michael Reisman; Deborah Lom, Director of Development, Sunrise Association; and Ron Ventura, Parent Speaker.
Michael Reisman got lots of laughs during the event at the Gotham Comedy Club.

Gotham Comedy Club Event – Sunrise Association  

On Wednesday, November 17th, our longtime supporter, Michael Reisman hosted a special night of comedy at the Gotham Comedy Club in support of the Sunrise Association. By night’s end Michael had raised $281,232 which will bring miles of Sunrise smiles to our campers this summer!  

We are incredibly grateful to Michael and his wife, Tammy, for all they do to support Sunrise.   

Champions for Charity – Sunrise Association  

Thank you, Lindsi Lane and Alice + Olivia at the Americana Manhasset for hosting a kickoff party for the Sunrise Association at Champions for Charity 2021! The evening was filled with joy as we celebrated being in person to kick off the holiday season. Sunrise will receive 25% of purchases made by shoppers at Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza who designated Sunrise as their charity of choice during Champions for Charity from December 2-4. 

Lindsi Lane of @lindsilanestyle at the Champions for Charity Kickoff Party for Sunrise Association at Alice + Olivia

SunriseWALKS-Long Island Celebrates Together Again! 

We are thrilled to announce that our 17th annual SunriseWALKS Long Island event will be back in-person this year on Sunday, June 12, 2022 on our beautiful campgrounds in Wheatley Heights!

Interested in being a part of this year’s walk? Join us for our Kick-Off Celebration on January 12 at 7pm on Zoom as we honor our past fundraisers, donors, and team captains, and discuss our plans for this year’s event! Please RSVP for the Kick-Off HERE.

We hope you will join us as we Walk to Give Summer Back to Children with Cancer!

Sunrise on the Rocks-Sunrise Association
Saturday, March 5, 2022 

The 14th Annual Sunrise on the Rocks event is taking place Saturday, March 5, 2022, in-person, at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in Manhattan. Join the Young Professionals Committee for a fun evening filled with entertainment, an open-bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts and an incredible silent auction. General admission & VIP tickets and corporate sponsorships available at Proof of full vaccination is required to attend.

Save the Date for Friends of Sunrise – Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island 

Make sure to save the date for Friends of Sunrise on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6 p.m. at Glen Head Country Club. Join us in-person for a special night as we celebrate and honor Denise and Kenneth Faltischek with the Sunrise Champion Award and Melanie Cogan, Scout Residential Team at COMPASS, with the Community Partner Award.

Please note: Sunrise Association policy requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  Please bring proof of your Covid-19 vaccination to the event. In-person events will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.