California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser for Sunrise Day Camp

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is hosting a fundraiser at all New York and New Jersey locations on Friday, May 13 to benefit Sunrise Day Camp, a free camp for kids with cancer and their families. CPK will donate 20% of participating sales. To participate, diners can visit CPK during regular store hours and present the flyer below or mention the fundraiser. Dine-in, takeout, catering, online and curbside orders will qualify toward the fundraiser.

This fundraiser was initiated by Ethan Zemel, a local 13-year old boy that lives with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ethan, who will be attending Sunrise Day Camp this summer, wants to raise money for the organization so that other kids with similar illnesses can enjoy the camp as well.

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Santa Letters to help the American Cancer Society

Who would like to get a letter mailed to their children from Santa?

What if I told you that when you order your letter from the American Cancer Society the money donated goes straight to the American Cancer Society. Your kids smiles when they receive their letter will warm your heart and you will be donating to a great cause.

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Place your Santa letter orders by December 18th, 2015 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

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Shining Child- Nikolina

Meet our Shining Child for the month of October, Nikolina.

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Nikolina is 8 years old and is shining in our community in a big way! She is giving back to other children who are going through treatment for their illnesses. Nikolina was three-years old when she was diagnosed with cancer, and has been in remission and off treatments for 3 years now. In 2012, she wanted to give back to other children who were experiencing what she overcame.  With the help of her mother, Kristin, the organization Nikolina’s Attic was formed.

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Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup Oh My!

After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer five years ago I started reevaluating the chemicals that I came in contact with everyday and specifically, the chemicals that had been linked to cancer. I starting reviewing my morning routine. My shower included the body soap, shampoo, and conditioner. After my shower, I would layer on the skin lotion, face lotion, and hair products. Lastly, came the antiperspirant and makeup. Were the products I was using safe?

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Sunrise Day Camp

   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. 

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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.

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Shining Child- Kaylee Diaz

Meet our Shining Child of the Month for June Kaylee Diaz from Ronkonkoma. Kaylee is generous and cares for others. She thinks selflessly and is inspiring.


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Breast Cancer Awareness

acspc-026658October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Unfortunately, we all know of someone who has had or has breast cancer. This is a terrible disease that we will not stop till there is a cure.

Wear Pink in support and join the fight against Breast Cancer!

Want to make your own ribbon? Follow these directions I found on the American Cancer Society website.

click here—–> Make a Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon Lapel Pin

*make your own pink ribbon lapel pin; no sewing required. Finished size: 1½” by 5/8″.*

You can shop for the cure as well…

On News 12 there was a segment called: Raise money for breast cancer awareness with Think Pink products. There are great products you can purchase that proceeds go straight to Breast Cancer Research.


“This is not only a month of remembering, but also educating everyone about breast cancer. Women are encouraged to get a breast cancer screening at one of many locations on Long Island. Not only are women affected by breast cancer, but men are too and included in celebration of their survival and mourning those who have not.”

So lace up those shoes and get walking/running for the cause!

Here are some events taking place on Long Island—-> 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Walks and Charities Guide