In July 2010 the Long Island Newspaper ran a story about Sunrise Day Camp, located in Wheatley Heights, Long Island. But Sunrise is much more than just a summer camp, as one of the campers remarked.
"It's not really a camp, it's like a miracle," said Camila Korobow, 12, of Melville. "It's amazing; we share our stories and sometimes we laugh about it because we know we have each other."
Sunrise Day Camp is the only day camp in the United States which is solely dedicated to children with cancer. Sunrise is run by the Oceanside located Friedberg Jewish Community Center, and is free. Children from ages 3 ½ to 16 attend from as far afield as the Bronx.
For many the camp is like a second home. As one parent of a child with Leukemia said, "It has benefits for the whole family," she said. "I can't tell you what a great sense of normal it gives us."
Corey Ribotsky and the NIR Group of Roslyn , Long Island are supporters of the work done at Sunrise Day Camp.