Once Again, Sunshine Friends, Inc. was proud to March in the annual Fourth of July Parade! Special thanks to Martina St. Leger for helping to coordinate our participation and to Jennifer Gordon for the following beautiful photos of the event!
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a chromosomal abnormality, is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children affecting 1 in 15,000 children. The PraderWilli Alliance of New York held their 23rd annual conference in Syracuse from April 26th 27th. Sunshine Friends, Inc. was a proud participant in this event, as volunteers and their dogs attended the conference to lend support and bring happiness to the children who attended the weekend’s events with their parents.
There are times when an organization forms to fulfill a need in the community and then there are times when a need seeks out an organization. For years, Sunshine Friends, Inc. has been bringing love, friendship and wellness to patients, children and the elderly in Central New York.
Chelsea DeCesare, a Broadcast Journalism Masters student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications produced a news story featuring the SFI Children’s Reading Program. Click the link below to view her piece on YouTube: Thank you, Chelsea!
Sunshine Friends, Inc. will once again be partnering with Syracuse University for their annual student “Wellness Week.” The event aims to help students reduce stress and lead a more well-balanced,healthy lifestyle during the most stressful time of their academic year.
Sunshine Friends, Inc. will be assisting students in their attempts to relieve stress by sharing with them the healing, stress-reducing benefits of our furry, pet volunteers. A group of certified therapy dogs will attend the event at Syracuse University, interacting with the students on the quad, and enjoying each other’s company.
Sunshine Friends, Inc. participated in the University’s “Paws for Wellness” event last year, with much success and with much appreciation from the students and University Staff. We were thrilled to be asked to attend again in 2013.