WHY SUNNYSIDE PLAYROOMS

Watch the video below to see what life is like, as a parent, fighting cancer in the hospital. This is Our Family's Story.

WHAT WE DO

Reunite families fighting cancer.
 

We provide family-friendly playrooms in adult cancer hospitals within the United States. These playrooms provide a sanctuary where families come together to play with toys, games, create memorable pieces of art together, read books, relax in an environment with murals that bring the outside IN, and watch child-friendly movies in comfortable furniture. To this date, there are no family playrooms in adult cancer hospitals in the U.S.  Our first family playroom has a ribbon cutting happening on May 18, 2021. This will be the FIRST FAMILY PLAYROOM AT AN ADULT CANCER HOSPITAL IN THE US, thanks to YOU!!

Based on our discussions with other non-profits that have placed respite rooms, customized playrooms and bereavement rooms in children's hospitals and maternity hospitals, we estimate the cost of (1) family playroom as $20-$50K, depending on the requirements of each hospital. 

WHO DOES THE PLAYROOM IMPACT
a parent holds the hand of a small child

Current Cancer Fighters

  • 1.58 million US Cancer Survivors reside with minor children

  • 2.85 million minor children impacted

Weaver, K. E., Rowland, J. H., Alfano, C. M., & McNeel, T. S. (2010). Parental cancer and the family: A population-based estimate of the number of US cancer survivors residing with their minor children. Cancer, 116(18), 4395–4401. http://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.25368

Family Portrait 2

Current Cancer Fighters

  • Estimated 562,000 US minor kids living with parent in early phases of cancer treatment & recovery

  • 22.4% of cancer cases occur in individuals between 21-55 years of age

Horner MJRL, Krapcho M, Neyman N, Aminou R, Howlader N, Altekruse SF, Feuer EJ, Huang L, Mariotto A, Miller BA, Lewis DR, Eisner MP, Stinchcomb DG, Edwards BK, editors. SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975–2006. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute; 2009.http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2006/

Newborn

Current Cancer Fighters

  • 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

  • 1 in 5 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime