Programs & Services

The Sunrise Fund funds specific programs. Some of these programs are listed below with details. 

For more information call (631) 444-2899.

School Re-Entry and Intervention Program
Designed to help a child diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders return to school by addressing the student’s psychosocial, medical and educational needs.  We work with school teachers and administrators to craft a supportive school environment and education program for each child.

For more information, click here.
Contact: (631) 444-7521
Three Village Times Herald Educators of the Year 2007

Living in Love - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Palliative Care/Bereavement Program
Designed to minimize the physical, emotional, psychological pain and suffering of children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders and their families through palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care.

Play Fit, Stay Fit
A comprehensive wellness program designed for childhood cancer survivors and their families. Supported by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Contact: (631) 444-6169

Our Little Heroes
Provides emotional support, education and counseling to families of children diagnosed with cancer.

For more information, click here.

The Daniel Brooks Memorial Educational Award For Students with Cancer
Awards given each year to students treated for cancer at Stony Brook Medicine, to help with their higher education costs. Established in memory of Daniel Brooks whose spirit and dedication to education and children with cancer prevail throughout this program.

Rising Stars Talent Show
A talent show showcasing performances of children diagnosed with cancer, created to promote a sense of purpose, accomplishment, and self-confidence in our “rising stars.”

The Matthew Blend Fund
Established by Tom and Lori Blend in memory of their son, Matthew, who had Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, The Matthew Blend Fund helps support the financial needs of the children being treated by the Pediatric Oncology Program at Stony Brook University who require bone marrow transplantation.

Athletes, Courage, Teamwork, & Support

Designed to give Stony Brook University student-athletes the opportunity to serve their community by “teaming up” and increasing social support for children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders.