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THERE IS A GAP IN SERVING FAMILIES, FIGHTING CANCER, AT ADULT CANCER HOSPITALS. WE WANT TO PROVIDE AN INSPIRATIONAL, FUN PLACE WHERE FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER TO MAKE NEW MEMORIES.

CONTACT US 
T: 614-551-1488
E: info@sunnysideplayroom.org
Address: #952, 597 High Street,
              Worthington, OH 43085
Donations happily accepted made out to: 
             "Alex's Sunnyside Playroom, Inc."
via address or PayPal send as "friends/family" to make sure entire donation goes to the non-profit. PayPal takes significant fees to non-profits. 
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 501(3)c non-profit

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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.  

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

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

Cancer

Survivors

  • 1.58 million US Cancer Survivors reside with minor children

  • 2.85 million minor children impacted

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/

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

Cancer

Prevalence

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

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