SUNRISE STRONG: BRIGHTENING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES
Sunrise Strong is an exciting philanthropic project we are supporting as a family and as a business. Our goal is to gift oncology patients and their families at Rady Children's Hospital with comfort items and financial assistance during the child's cancer treatment. We currently offer hats, headbands and blankets as part of our one for one donation program--When you buy one of these items, Sunrise Strong donates a like item to a child at Rady's. We also offer handmade crocheted coffee cozies and custom Pura Vida Bracelets, and we donate $1.00 from the sale of each of these items to the oncology unit at Rady's.
These items are available for purchase at Mini & Me boutique (located at 4470 Julian Rd., Julian, CA 92036), online at http://www.miniandmeboutique.com/sunrise-strong-products/ , and in our Mini & Me Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiniAndMeStore) .
If blankets, headbands, hats, bracelets, and coffee cozies aren't you're cup of tea, there are 3 more ways you can help:
1) At our Mini & Me location, Sunrise Strong accepts monetary donations as well as gift cards and new (in original packaging, unwrapped) toys, dvds, electronics (computers, notebooks, iPads, iPods), blankets, socks, hats, pajamas and clothing.
2) You may also donate online (click the "DONATE" block below).
3) Support our Go Fund Me fundraiser here: http://www.gofundme.com/9s54ls
If you have any questions regarding donations, including tax information, please e-mail email@example.com
The Sunrise Strong project was founded by Susan Kramer-Swafford after her son, Nick Swafford, battled medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer, at Rady Children's Hospital. Witnessing and experiencing firsthand the emotional turmoil and economic devastation a cancer diagnosis can create in a family, she began hosting local fundraisers for Rady Children's Hospital and facilitating donations of toys, quilts, and holiday treats between donors and artisans and the oncology unit at Rady's.
Early in Nick's treatment, Nick said "This is going to be life changing...But I'm strong." His strength and courage never waivered, and today, he is a 3 1/2 year survivor.
Sunrise is a time of celebration...The time of day when you have literally made it through the darkest hours of the day, and the sun greets you with new hope and renewed strength to carry you through whatever trials and triumphs the day ahead may bring.
The early morning rays brought comfort and courage during the most difficult times for the Swaffords during Nick's treatment, and through Sunrise Strong, we hope to bring the same to other pediatric oncology families at Rady's and beyond!
Thank you Rady Children's Hospital!!