Sunrise Scoop April 2022

Sunrise Highlights

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

SunriseWALKS is Back In Person

WALKS are back in person this year, and ready to help kick off another summer at camp! This year walks across the East Coast will be held on: June 11th in Atlanta, June 12th on Long Island and our newest region, Metro DC, and June 26th in Staten Island. Walk with us to help give summer back to children with cancer and their siblings! Check out our National WALKS Page to register, donate, and learn more about our upcoming WALKS at 

Scoop-LI Creamery 

Do you want to help children with cancer and their siblings enjoy the magic of childhood…while enjoying some really delicious ice cream? Our friends at Long Island Creamery are here to help make that happen! 

From now through the end of summer, Long Island Creamery will be donating all proceeds from their sales to Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island! Simply purchase your ice cream at one of their 51 locations:

Sunrise on Wheels Program Opens in New Jersey 

Join us in celebrating the opening of our newest in-hospital Sunrise on Wheels programs in one of our newest Sunrise Day Camp regions – Greater Philadelphia! 

Sunrise on Wheels provides a joyful camp-like experience to children awaiting treatment in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology units of affiliated hospitals. Our goal is to provide fun and laughter to patients and their siblings, while offering respite for their families, during their time in the hospital. 

In March, we “rolled into” three pediatric oncology treatment centers at two affiliated hospitals – Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on their main campus,  and at CHOP’s their outpatient satellite treatment facility in Voorhees, NJ. The team of volunteers, headed by Coordinator, Jenni Rebetti, is looking forward to bringing lots of smiles and laughter to children in the Greater Philadelphia region. And we can’t wait to register and welcome these children and their siblings to a summer of Sunrise fun at Sunrise Day Camp-Greater Philadelphia Region this summer! (You can find our eligibility requirements and online enrollment for summer camp here.)

Friends of Sunrise Men’s Night   

A special thank you to event chairs Evan Cagner, Ray Davoodi, Nish Doshi, Adam Good, Sumeer Kakar, David Miller, Harold Morgenstern, Michael Ramin, Michael Rosenberg, Joe Soffer and our friends at The Roslyn Hotel for hosting a successful Friends of Sunrise Men’s Networking Night! It was a fantastic night being back together after two years to share our mission with new friends and to kick off the Friends of Sunrise Cocktail Party and Auction on May 12.

(L to R:) Adam Russ, Aaron Elkowitz, Michael Rosenberg, David Miller, and Matt Shilowitz



HorizonWALKS Thank You Celebration! 

Friends of HorizonWALKS recently gathered to celebrate the 2021 campaign that raised more than $235,000 for Horizon Day Camp. HorizonWALKS Coordinator, Ciera Gallub said, “Before we do it all over again, we wanted to take pause and thank our incredible volunteers and donors who are so passionate about our Horizon Day Camp mission. They give so generously and help in so many ways.”

Special thanks to Dave and Treva Stack for hosting the event at Papi’s Tacos in the trendy Hampden neighborhood. With outdoor seating that included cozy heaters, guests enjoyed an evening of fun and fellowship among friends. HorizonWALKS Chair Rich Aquino praised everyone for having such big hearts, and he highlighted the impact that we make together in support of the many Horizon children and families. The goal is to make the 2022 HorizonWALKS campaign the best one yet, but on this night the simple, but sincere message was “thank you”!

Ella Nussbaum with Surprises from Sunrise packages.


Surprises from Sunrise   

Surprises from Sunrise is our new in-hospital program that started when our Sunrise on Wheels programs were on hiatus. This special program sends surprise packages filled with toys, games, arts & crafts and more to children at our affiliated hospitals to add some Sunrise magic to their visits. Each package is generously sponsored by our amazing community of donors. Special thanks to our recent sponsors – Ella Nussbaum & Tie-Dye for a Cause and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.   

To learn more and sponsor your own package, please contact Cindy Harwin at

Ella Nussbaum and friends fill Surprises from Sunrise packages with games, toys and crafts for children at our affiliated hospitals.

Rock the River is Back!   

The ninth Annual Rock the River Benefit concert for Sunrise Day Camp – Pearl River is BACK in-person at the Capital Theate! Taking place on Thursday, April 28, the event will honor Allison and Larry Fehrenbaker for their commitment to the children of Sunrise. The evening will feature cocktails & fabulous food from On the Marc catering and then we’ll transported back to the best of the 80’s with everyone’s favorite cover band, Jessie’s Girl!

Purchase tickets and sponsorships, or to make a donation, visit:

Join us on May 12 for the 16th Annual Friends of Sunrise  

We are back in person for our 16th Annual Friends of Sunrise on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Glen Head Country Club. Please join us as we honor Denise and Kenneth Faltischek with the Sunrise Champion Award and Melanie Cogan with the Community Partner Award for their commitment and dedication to the children of Sunrise.   

Purchase your tickets or sponsorships today at

Sixth Annual Sunrise Pearl River Golf Outing is July 18 at Fenway Golf Club

Join us at the Sixth Annual Sunrise Pearl River Golf Outing on Monday, July 18 at Fenway Golf Club for a day of golf, cards, tennis, shopping, cocktails & dinner. This outing is the Sunrise Association’s premier Westchester golf event, and we are thrilled to be honoring three outstanding members of the Westchester Community: Jean Marie Connolly, Altium Wealth, Kevin Plunkett, Simone Development Companies and former Deputy County Executive, and Ken Jenkins, current Deputy County Executive.

Learn more at

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.

People who have a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated may attend as well with a note from a doctor and a negative test from a professionally administered PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the event, or a professionally administered antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior to the event. Home administered tests are not acceptable for this purpose.