Funds will benefit Sunrise Day Camp and new Kids Against Cancer unit at Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (August 2018) – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) marked August 2018 by donating $22,200 to a pair of local initiatives dedicated to helping children with cancer.
The annual Realtors’ Challenge Cup fundraiser, held in June, resulted in the presentation of a $11,100 check to each of the two recipients: Sunrise Day Camp – Staten Island, and Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health, Ocean Breeze. The funds donated to the hospital are earmarked for its new Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center.
The golf event, sponsored by Freedom Mortgage®, took place at the Grand Oaks Country Club, Huguenot.
“Since 2015, the Realtors’ Challenge Cup has raised $58,200 as a charitable initiative,” said Ron Molcho, a SIBOR director, who chaired the annual event for the fourth consecutive year. “This is an important community event because it’s all about children who can benefit from our help. Kids are our most precious treasures, and SIBOR remains committed to assisting them in times of crisis.”
It was the second consecutive year the annual golf outing directed its fund-raising efforts toward two programs.
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.
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
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CAPTION 1: Gathering for the presentation of the Staten Island Board of Realtors’ (SIBOR) $11,100 contribution to Sunrise Day Camp – Staten Island are, from left: David Sorkin, executive director of the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island (JCC); Brandon Sturman, vice president, Freedom Mortgage; Gerard Ucelli, special events director of the JCC; Ron Molcho, a SIBOR director and chairman of the 2018 Realtors’ Challenge Cup fundraiser; James Ustun, a SIBOR director and a branch manager with Freedom Mortgage; Matt Gordon, a branch manager with Freedom Mortgage, and Solomon Chemo, president of the JCC Board of Directors.
CAPTION 2: SIBOR representatives donate $11,100 earmarked for the Kids Against Cancer Pediatric Oncology Center at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Northwell Health. Participating in the presentation are, from left: Matt Gordon, a branch manager with Freedom Mortgage; Ron Molcho, a SIBOR director and chairman of the 2018 Realtors’ Challenge Cup fundraiser; Dr. Philip Roth, SIUH chairman of Pediatrics and vice president of Medical Education; James Ustun, a SIBOR director and branch manager with Freedom Mortgage, and Brandon Sturman, vice president, Freedom Mortgage.