The Sunrise Day Camp, which Corey Ribotsky and the NIR Group help to support, is an incredible program that helps children with cancer. In addition to their camp offerings, they have a program called Sunrise on Wheels which is a year-round outreach program for children and families in Outpatient Clinics.
The Sunrise Day Camp volunteers will come to the hospital with their tie-dye trunk at the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. They are onsite every Monday and Friday morning and help children to get through the long process of dealing with the hospital process.
The day in the hospital can be a very tense and difficult one as they wait to see doctors, to get lab results back and to have check-ups. They bring in toys, games, puzzles and projects for the children. The trunk includes mind teasers like Mancala, group games, coloring books, crafts and so much more.