I’ve never seen a young girl with as much poise as Julia (pictured above) showed tonight as she delivered the keynote speech to several hundred adults gathered at the Sunrise Day Camp charity Gala.
Despite her young age, the young girl hero delivered a very compelling speech about the impact that camp Sunrise is making in children’s lives. She told the crowd, “You don’t want to get cancer, but if you do, having a place like Sunrise is great.”
Kraig Fox receiving the Sunrise Community Award
The Sunrise Day Camp is the only dedicated camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings to jointly participate. The money raised at the event will help send more children to the camp which that offers free attendance and is clearly making a huge difference in hundreds of children’s lives as evidenced by Julia.
Jason Rogers, Howie Schwartz and I attended the event and our fencing clinic was an auction item to help raise money for the camp. It sold to Marlena Ken and we can’t thank her enough for her donation and we can’t wait to see her and her son in the near future at our clinic!
The fundraiser was held at the Glen Cove Country Club in Long Island. Kraig Fox along with Karen and Marc Spector were honored for their efforts to raise money and awareness and they also helped provide some of the fabulous auction items.
Several interesting items (to me at least), I ran into several Brandeis alum including Vicky Epstein who use to fence (Told you fencers were everywhere!), the deserts were amazing and there was this most spectaculr picture of Jerry Garcia made up of tiny pictures from his career.(separate post on this later!)
Marlena Ken (center) who had the high bid on our clinic
Most importantly, really a powerful night that helped a good cause and am just in awe of young Julia! To learn more about camp Sunshine go to: http://www.sunrisedaycamp.org/