STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) will be holding its annual Realtors’ Challenge Cup fund-raiser June 20 to assist two local initiatives that focus on children with cancer. Dollars raised through the golf event will benefit Sunrise Day Camp – Staten Island, operated by the JCC of Staten Island in partnership with Catholic Charities of Staten Island, and a new Kids Against Cancer unit at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health, Ocean Breeze.

Gathering for last year’s presentation of the Staten Island Board of Realtors’ (SIBOR) $7,500 contribution to Sunrise Day Camp – Staten Island are, from left, Rebecca Gallanter, assistant executive director of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Staten Island; Sandy Haft, director of Sunrise Day Camp – Staten Island; Jay Chazanoff, a vice president of the Staten Island JCC; Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR; Kevin Brosnick, Staten Island JCC’s director of Individual Giving, Ron Molcho, a SIBOR director and chairman of the Realtors’ Challenge Cup fundraiser, and Michael Blasi, 2018 president of SIBOR.

In 2017, the annual golf outing raised $15,000, resulting in the presentation of a $7,500 check to each of the two causes.

The event, sponsored by Freedom Mortgage®, will take place at the Grand Oaks Country Club, 200 Huguenot Ave., Huguenot.

“Our children are our most precious treasures, and SIBOR remains determined to help them in times of crisis,” said Ron Molcho, a SIBOR director, who is chairing the annual event for the fourth consecutive year. Since 2015, the Realtors’ Challenge Cup has raised $36,500 as a charitable initiative. This is the second consecutive year the golf outing will focus its fund-raising efforts on two programs.

Michael Blasi, president of SIBOR, wants everyone to be aware you don’t have to be a golfer to take part in the event.

“Let’s help our kids,” Blasi said. “We are actively seeking sponsors and are encouraging everyone to attend the Realtors® Challenge Cup lunch buffet, and the cocktail reception and awards ceremony later in the day.”

Additional information concerning sponsorship opportunities and event registration is available by contacting Annmarie Izzo by phone at 718-928-3223, or via email at

About Sunrise Day Camp

Sunrise Day Camp-Staten Island is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings worldwide through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.

The life of a child with cancer revolves around doctors, hospitals and treatment; siblings cannot bring home friends because of the fear of infection.

The JCC of Staten Island is partnering with Catholic Charities of Staten Island and is utilizing the facilities at Mt. Loretto. This beautiful setting serves as Sunrise Day Camp’s home base throughout the summer.

About Kids Against Cancer

Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health together with Kids Against Cancer (KAC) will soon be able to expand services for the pediatric oncology patients of Staten Island. KAC has announced a $1 million pledge to the creation of the new state-of-the-art outpatient infusion suite and treatment center for children with cancer and blood related disorders. The new Center is envisioned as a place where children can be treated close to home but yet far removed from their disease. Some features will include a one-wall fish tank, running waterfall with teen’s corner, interactive video games and IT wall with touch-on screens, as well as an exposition of fluttering butterflies.

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