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. At least 25% of the proceeds from all other Sunrise Strong products are also donated to the project. We are hoping to expand our product line and our outreach to other hospitals and families soon.
These items are available for purchase at Mini & Me boutique located at 10585 Scripps Poway Pkwy. Suite A, San Diego, CA 92131.
If blankets, headbands and hats aren't you're cup of tea, there are 4 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
4) You can also purchase a custom Sunrise Strong awareness bracelet. $1.00 from each bracelet sale goes to Sunrise Strong. You get a rad bracelet from Pura Vida Bracelets, and kids fighting cancer get a much needed boost of love and support!
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 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.
Every sunrise during Nick's treatment, Susan would wake to anxiety over Nick's health and future, but he would wake with strength and composure that assured her they would all make it through that day and probably many more days following. The early morning rays brought comfort and courage during the most difficult of times, and through Sunrise Strong, Susan hopes to bring the same to other Rady's families.
Thank you Rady Children's Hospital!!
Now let's find a cure for all pediatric cancers! Until that miraculous day comes, let's bring comfort and hope to the kids and families battling this monster! xoxo, The Sunrise Strong Project, Mini & Me staff, and the Swafford Family