On March 27, 2014, Adam, Sharon, Max, Alex and Sammi Russ will stand together as a family to accept the Sunrise Volunteer Award at the Eighth Annual Friends of Sunrise Cocktail Party & Auction, to benefit the children of Sunrise Day Camp, the only dedicated day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings.
Sunrise Day Camp and all of its year-round programs are provided free of charge. The Russ family directly benefited from this amazing camp when Max was undergoing treatment for Leukemia. Max and Alex attended Sunrise for four summers.
The Russ family has shown its appreciation for Sunrise by “giving back” in numerous ways. Max spoke at the Friends of Sunrise Cocktail Party and Auction in 2008 and the power of his words and story helped make the evening a success. For the past six years, the Russ and Portnof families have sponsored a team, The Russ Warriors, at the annual SunriseWalks event, which Sharon and Adam chaired in 2011. To date, the team has raised over $55,000! Adam is an active member of the walkathon committee and his firm, Wasser & Russ, LLP, sponsors the walkathon annually. In addition, Adam has spoken at numerous events to raise funds and awareness for Sunrise Day Camp. While Max’s battle with cancer is over, the Russ family continues to work tirelessly to promote and support Sunrise.
For more information concerning Sunrise or the Friends of Sunrise Cocktail Party and Auction please contact Beth Fetner, Vice President of Agency Development at 516-634-4196 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information concerning Sunrise Day Camp can also be found at: http://www.sunrisedaycamp.org/.
For more information about The Russ Warriors go to: http://li.sunrise-walks.org/RussWarriors.