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SunriseWALKS Pearl River 2023 

On Sunday, October 15, over five hundred supporters came out to celebrate at our
11th Annual SunriseWALKS Pearl River!

With your help, we raised over $203,000 for our Sunrise kids.
To our walkers, fundraisers, Chair Families, Committee, volunteers, and donors,

THANK YOU for giving summer back to children with cancer and their siblings.
With just a little more effort, we can bridge the gap and provide an unforgettable summer camp experience. For every $6,000 we raise, that's another child who can attend Sunrise Day Camp - Pearl River at no cost to their family. This will ensure that these children will have the opportunity to create lasting memories, build friendships, and find moments of joy during their challenging journey.

Don't miss this opportunity to make an even greater difference for our families dealing with pediatric cancer!


Be sure to check out all the pictures from our walk on our Sunrise Day Camp - Pearl River Facebook page here!
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Who We Are

SunriseWALKS Pearl River benefits Sunrise Day Camp in Pearl River, the world's first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, offered completely free of charge. Sunrise Day Camp is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission 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 campsyear-round programs and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge

More than just a walk, SunriseWALKS is our annual community event filled with music, games, prizes, and more! Last fall, more than 500 people walked together to celebrate their fundraising efforts and our Sunrise campers. This upcoming summer will mark our 11th camp season in Pearl River, and none of this would be possible without the dedication, and decade of support from people like you!

By joining us, you will be playing a key role in sending children with cancer and their siblings to Sunrise Day Camp, where they can forget about the hospital beds, and needles, and enjoy a summer camp filled with excitement, friendship, and fun.

Learn more about us here

Meet our 2023 Camper Ambassador Family!

The Echavarria Family
L-R: Victoria, Erin, Elam (Zeke), and Eden Echavarria

In the fall of 2019, I received the call very early in the morning, I just knew in my gut it was not going to be good news. The blood test results showed it was either hepatitis or leukemia so we went straight to the ER. After examining her, the official diagnosis was Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This began a very difficult year of treatment where Eden was in and out of the hospital. I remember feeling desperate. As a single parent, I had to rely on friends and relatives to help care for my other two kids while I was at the hospital. Often they were separated not only from me but from each other and Eden, and they felt I had abandoned them too. I was overwhelmed with this heavy load and kept re-assuring Erin and Elam that “Mommy always comes back.”


In the spring of 2021, Eden was doing better. Talia, the child-life specialist at Monte, told us about Sunrise Day Camp in Pearl River. I was thrilled that this camp was being offered free of charge not only to Eden but to her siblings as well. They were very nervous to get on the bus that first day, but they loved it immediately. They cried the last day because they didn’t want it to end. It was an experience I could never have afforded to provide and being able to give this to them helped me not feel “less than.”

This summer will be their third at Sunrise Pearl River and they can’t wait to see all their friends. Eden (now 7) loves prom the best and the special relationship she formed with her counselor, “Blake my Bro.” Elam (age 6) loves color war and his “girlfriend” Mia (last year’s camper ambassador). Erin (age 9) really enjoys singing and dancing and loves the talent show and her music counselor, Cookie. I am so grateful to the donors who make this camp possible for not only my kids but all the others like them who have gone through something similar.

All the love and support really means something.

Read more about Eden and the Echavarria's story here

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