Inspired by AJ, our Shining Child of the Month in May, Momee Friends hosted a Christmas in July event & Toy Drive for the Sunrise Day Camp – a cost-free, non-sectarian, full day summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. This week, I had the privilege of delivering the donations to the camp, and to see first-hand who they would be benefiting.
Founded in 2006 by Arnie Preminger, Sunrise Day Camp is nestled on the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, and serves over 1,100 campers. Mr. Preminger planted a seed of an idea to create a place where children who were chronically ill and whose childhood were interrupted by hospital stays, chemo and radiation treatments, could escape and simply experience the magic that childhood really brings.
On Thursday July 30th we held a Christmas in July event at the American Legion Hall in Patchogue with vendors, family fun and of course Mr. and Mrs. Claus were visiting Long Island all the way from the North Pole to visit the children and support Sunrise Day Camp along with Momee Friends of Long Island.
The night of the event was perfect summer weather for a great indoor and outdoor event. We were so happy to provide a fun experience for families to come to and enjoy a night of early Christmas shopping as well as enjoy some early holiday fun.
Shooting Stars Sports Clinics teaches confidence and allows our children to learn in a safe and encouraging environment while being active in a sport they love to play amongst peers.
Mia enrolled in Shooting Stars Sports almost 2 years ago and loved it. We have recently enrolled again and almost being 4 years old now Mia is showing so much growth as an athlete and how she performs in a social setting.
Located in Smithtown, NY this nature preserve is a great place to visit.
” Sweet Briar Nature Center is a private not-for-profit corporation which exists to provide natural science education services for Long Island residents of all ages and to engage in native wildlife rehabilitation services. Through education and examples, ECSS encourages responsible decision making, appreciation, and respect for the unique wildlife and ecosystems found on Long Island.” – http://sweetbriarnc.org/