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									                     Sunshine Foundation                                                                                                                                              A Monthly Publication by Sunshine Foundation                                    October 2009

                                                                                                                                                                                             Sunshine Reporter
                     1041 Mill Creek Drive
                     Feasterville, PA 19053
                     (215) 396-4770 (800) 767-1976
                                                                                                                                               See What A Dream Can Do…                          

                                                                                                                                                                Keenan Honda of Doylestown held            prizes! During the Tournament,            Lou & Colleen Carricarte,
                                                                                                                                                                their 11th Annual Keenan Honda             Angelo and his family were presented      Community Durable Medical
                                                                                                                                                                Sunshine Foundation Golf                   with the news that the tournament         Equipment, Gardner Brothers Draft
                                                                                                                                                                Tournament on September 20, 2009           raised the necessary funds to send        Beer Services, George’s Tool Rental,
                                                                                                                                                                to answer the dream of 12 year old         them on a dream come true trip to visit   AFLAC, LWC Services, Inc.,
                                                                                                                                                                Bensalem, PA child Angelo. Angelo          the Orlando Attractions! Thank you to     Newtown Floral Company,
                                                                                                                                                                has epilepsy, cerebral palsy and           Glenn Wilby of Keenan Honda for           Northeast Auto Transport, Inc.,
                                                                                                                                                                developmental delays and is one of         organizing this great yearly event to     Green Orchid Design Studio, Images

                                                                Events!                                                                                         150 children waiting for a dream come
                                                                                                                                                                true. At the Tournament, Angelo and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           help Sunshine Foundation! Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                           thanks to Schi Beck, Manager of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to DATA, Inc., Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wholesale Distributors, Inc.,
                                                                                                                                                                his family met with the special golfers    Outback Steakhouse, and the hole          POCO’S, Prudential Fox & Roach
                                                                                                                                                                and donors who are making his dream        sponsors who contributed to this          Realtors, The Seat Surgeon LLC,
October 10 - Davenport, FL - 2nd Annual Sunshine Foundation Softball Tournament
                                                                                                                                                                of a family trip to Sunshine               special dream: Bayada Nurses Home         and Auto Trim Design of Greater
October 10 - New Castle, DE - New Castle County Chapter Basket Bingo                                                                                            Foundation’s Dream Village come            Care Specialists, CBIZ, Inc., Central     Philadelphia. Thank you for
                                                                                                                                                                true. The Tournament featured              Bucks School of Gymnastics, Tony          answering Angelo’s dream!
October 16 - Feasterville, PA - Boss’s Challenge                                                                                                                a game of golf, a dinner buffet            Coelho, Richard J. Davis, Dent
                                                                                                                                                                generously donated by Outback              Wizard International, Eastern
October 20 - Haymarket, VA - 22nd Annual Glory Days Grill Sunshine Foundation Golf                                                                              Steakhouse, contests, raffles, and great   Warehouse Distributors Inc.,
For more info on all of these event visit                                                                                                                              Left: Glenn Wilby, Event Organizer, and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tournament Volunteer hanging out with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Angelo and his family at the Keenan Honda
     Sunshine Foundation Appreciates Memorial Donations and Honors Your Loved Ones…
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sunshine Foundation Golf Tournament!
            Mr. Argentino-Giovanucci                          Kenneth Huebler                                  Ida Palumbo
            Barbara Clarke                                    Mayumi Kishore                                   Don Randall                                                                                                                            Thank you Outback Steakhouse for
            Margaret Connolly                                 Pat & Steve Knapp                                Joan Savadge                                                                                                                              donating the delicious food!
            Matthew L. DiMatteo                               James Livingston                                 Robert Tusman
            Theresa M. DiMattia                               Nathaniel Lowe                                   Elaine Wolins
            Evelyn D’Amico                                    Joe Midura                                       David Young

Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill,
physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill                                                                 Ariana and her family experienced a dream come true trip to the                                       Look inside
their requests due to the financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.                                                                                  Orlando Attractions! Ariana is 6 years old and from Roscoe, IL.
                                                                                                                                                                Her favorite part of the trip was meeting the characters at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for more
                                                              Sunshine Foundation is now on Facebook and Twitter!                                               Theme Parks! Thank you Gene Butcher for using your Hike for                                           great events
                                                                                                                                                                Dreams of the Continental Divide Trail to make this special dream                                       & special
                                                                                                                                                                come true! Ariana’s mother had this to say about her trip:
                Receive Sunshine Foundation’s newsletter in your email and save Sunshine Foundation                                                                                                                                                                      dreams
                postage and printing. Email Kristin at to go green!                                                              “Watching our girls light up and having this                                                        come true!
                                                                                                                                                                    experience, that would not have happened without
Sunshine Foundation places the utmost priority on protecting the privacy of our donors. Sunshine Foundation keeps all donor information in strict confidence.
                                                                                                                                                                   Sunshine Foundation, is a gift to our whole Family.”         Ariana is seen here with her father
Sunshine Foundation will not sell or trade a donor's personal information to any other entity. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us
at 1-800-767-1976.                                                                                                                                                                                                               and sister at the Dream Village!
Thank you to everyone who made Ellianna’s dream come                Lauran’s dream of a family trip to Central Florida                  Kate Sample, President of Sunshine         your pledge and contact information to
true through the Mercer County Chapter’s 12U Girls Fast             was made possible thanks to everyone who participated               Foundation, is running up and down You
Pitch Softball Tournament! Ellianna received a dream                in the South Jersey Chapter’s 2nd Annual Spring                     the basketball court to shoot lay-ups to   can challenge your boss to shoot hoops
come true trip to the Dream Village and the Orlando Theme           Fling. The Spring Fling also answered the dream of Leah             answer a child’s dream! In honor of        for Sunshine as well.
Parks! Special Thanks to Todd Cloward and Brenda Wood               (not pictured). Lauran is 8 years old and has Cerebral              Boss Day, Sunshine Foundation staff        Email Kristin at
for organizing the tournament every year!                           Palsy. Leah is 7 years old and has Down Syndrome.                   has challenged Kate to make as many for
                                                                    The girls are best friends and were able to go on their             baskets as she can in 10 minutes. You      more information. John Mavrakis,
                                                                    dream trips together!                                               can help Kate answer Sean’s dream by       COO/President, Kathy Davis Studios          Kate Sample, President; Sunshine
                                                                                                                                        sponsoring her for every basket she        & Secretary/Treasurer of Sunshine           Foundation with Sean, the child who
                                                                                Right:                                                  makes! Boss’s Challenge takes place        Foundation will shoot baskets at            will have his dream answered through
                                                                         Lauren is seen here                                            on Friday, October 16, 2009 at             B & R on Friday, October 9, 2009 at         Boss’s Challenge. Sean is 9 years old
                                                                        at the Dream Village                                            12:00 PM at B & R Family Fitness           12 pm in a preliminary Boss’s Week          and has Severe Autism. He is from
                                                                           with her family!                                             Club, located down the hill from           Challenge! John is challenging Kate to      Feasterville, PA. Please help us make
                                                                                                                                        Sunshine’s office in the Mill Creek        dribble up more donor sponsorship           his dream come true!
                                                                                                                                        Professional Center at 1040 Mill Creek     when she gets out on the court on
                                                                                                                                        Dr. in Feasterville, PA19053! Watch        October 16, 2009! Thank you
 Ellianna at the Mercer County       Ellianna and her brother
 Chapter Softball Tournament!         at the Dream Village!                                                                             Kate’s challenge on You Tube!              B & R Family Fitness Club for
                                                                                                                                        Sponsor Kate at                            allowing us to use their basketball
                                                                                                                               or email        court for the challenge!

Sunshine Foundation thanks Dr. Arnold Pfannenstiel,       dedication you have shown to Sunshine                                          Herbert C. Bacon will not only be remembered by his loving family and friends, but also by the
D.D.S., F.A.G.D. for his Smiles for Sunshine              Foundation. Through brightening your pa-                                       chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children who will receive their dream
program. Throughout the summer Dr. Pfannenstiel           tients smiles, you have brought smiles of joy                                  come true because of Herbert’s generous bequest of $39,400.00 to the Sunshine Foundation.
offered professional teeth whitening for only $199.00.    to the faces of our                                                            Herbert’s generosity in life will continue on in the joy that he is bringing into the lives of many of Sun-
Dr. Pfannenstiel donated all supplies so that the total   special children!                                                              shine’s deserving children. His family and friends should feel great pride in the knowledge that
amount could in turn be donated directly to Sunshine                                                                                     Herbert has left this world a much better place. He has touched and changed the lives of many
Foundation. The Smiles for Sunshine program raised                                                                                       children who spend each day in the pain and isolation of their illness and helped to
                                                           Dr. Arnold Pfannenstiel, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.                                                                                                                                               Herbert C. Bacon
$2,500.00! Thank you Dr. Pfannenstiel for the years of                                                                                   create happy memories that they will have forever.                                                         8/24/24 - 3/6/2008

                                                                                                                                        Thank you Joan “Jake” Miller               Williamstown, NJ to the Berkshire Grill 110 bikes were registered and the
                                                                                                                                        Memorial Chapter and the Library IV        in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Special      event raised over $4,500.00 to help
Christina Kichula, sister of the first
                                                                                                                                        for hosting the 6th Annual Library IV      thanks to Brian O’Keeney, owner of       Sunshine Foundation answer dreams!
dream recipient, is competing in the
                                                                                                                                        Bike Ride for Sunshine Foundation          the Library IV and Berkshire Grill,
Ironman World Championship in
                                                                                                                                        on Sunday, September 13, 2009.             for donating use of his restaurants, and
Kona on October 10, 2009. She is
                                                                                                                                        Sunshine supporters pedaled 33 miles       to all the chapter volunteers who helped
using this unique experience as a way
                                                                                                                                        from the Library IV Restaurant in          to make this event a great success.
to answer the dream of a child on
Sunshine Foundation’s waiting list. She
has already passed her personal goal of
raising $5,000.00 for Sunshine                                                                                                                                                                                Left:
Foundation’s special children. You can                                                 Bobby, Christina’s brother and Sunshine                                                                         110 bikes begin the
help Christina reach her goal by                                                    Foundation’s first dream recipient. Bobby lost                                                                      33 mile bike ride!
visiting                                                   his brave battle with Leukemia just months
                                          Christina practices for her               after receiving a trip to play in the snow at the                                                                                              Volunteer Chapter Members at the
and sponsoring Christina’s race!                                                                                                                                                                                                         6th Annual Bike Ride!
                                           upcoming competition!                        Poconos through Sunshine Foundation.
                 Your generous donations made these dreams                                                                                                                                                      Adopt A Dream!

                       come true in September 2009!
                                                                                                                     If your employer participates in the                             Write in
                                                                                                                     United Way Campaign, please write in
                                                                            Complete                                 Sunshine Foundation as your charity of
                                                                                                                                                                                Sunshine Foundation!
Name       Age     Hometown               Dream              Diagnosis                     Hospital         Family
                                                                              Date                                   choice. Federal Employees can
                                                                                                                     check Sunshine Foundation’s                                CFC Ballot # 11868
 Aidan      8       Bronx, NY          Shopping Spree      Down Syndrome    9/2/2009      Montefiore          5      CFC BALLOT # 11868 on your ballots.
                                                                                          Children’s                                                                                   Select
                                                                                                                     NJ and FL state employees, please
                                                                                                                     select Sunshine Foundation!                                Sunshine Foundation
Darien     18     Memphis, TN        Desktop Computer      Severe Autism    9/4/2009       St. Francis        3
                                                                                                                                                                                as Charity of Choice!             Tiffany is 17 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      old and has
 Justin     5      Belvidere, IL     Therapy Treatments    Severe Autism    9/4/2009    Rockford Health       4                                                                                                   Trisomy 18. She is
                                                                                           Systems                                                                                                               from Ripley, TN and
                                                                                                                     We extend our most sincere gratitude to Kathy Davis Studios and Tursack                         likes to listen
Augustin    9    Philadelphia, PA    Dream Village/ DW     Cerebral Palsy   9/10/2009   St. Christopher’s     3      Incorporated for their part in creating the beautiful Sunshine Foundation 2009 Holiday            to music!
                                                                                                                     Card. Our special thanks to John Mavrakis from Kathy Davis Studios and
                                                                                                                     Rick Latham from Tursack Incorporated for their efforts towards making this lovely
Lauran      7    Whitesburg, TN      Dream Village/ DW     Cerebral Palsy   9/10/2009      Children’s         6      card happen.
                                                                                                                     We would like to thank everyone at Kathy Davis Studios for their time spent in
                                                                                                                     designing this beautiful card and everyone at Tursack Incorporated for your donation
 Leah       8    Rogersville, TN     Dream Village/ DW     Down Syndrome    9/10/2009      Knoxville          3      of the time and materials used to print these Holiday Cards. You are bringing some
                                                                                           Children’s                sunshine into the lives of the chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and
                                                                                                                     abused children by providing the public with the opportunity to spread Sunshine by
 Ariana     4       Roscoe, IL       Dream Village/ DW       Cerebral       9/17/2009      Lutheran           4      purchasing these special holiday cards.
                                                            Hemorrhage                     General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Andre is 15 years old
Ellianna    3      Trenton, NJ       Dream Village/ DW       Spina Bifida   9/17/2009      Children’s         5                                                                                                     and has Down
                                                                                            Hospital                                                                       TURSACK • INCORPORATED               Syndrome. He is from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rock Island, IL and
                                                                                                                                      Inside Card: May your Holiday Season be filled with PEACE for you and
 Victor    10     Bronxville, NY       Shopping Spree        Paraplegia     9/18/2009   Cedarwood Hall        3                       your loved ones, HOPE for a healthy and Happy New Year ahead and            likes to swim and
                                                                                                                                      LOVE for all mankind at this special time of the year. Happy Holidays.       play basketball!

Makayla     6     Belington, WV      Dream Village/ DW     Down Syndrome    9/24/2009   Davis Memorial        6

                                                                                                                     Own an antique, classic or racing car? You can now purchase the proper motor oil
Donella    18     Belington, WV      Dream Village/ DW     Down Syndrome    9/24/2009   Davis Memorial        6
                                                                                                                     necessary for these cars through Sunshine Foundation! For more information and to
                                                                                                                     purchase visit
 Alec      16      Highland, MI        Adaptive Bike       Cerebral Palsy   9/28/2009    Huron Valley         2      and see what a dream can do...
Loyoki     11    Staten Island, NY    Wheelchair Ramp         Spastic       9/28/2009      Children’s         3         Bob and Ann Franz stop by the Sunshine
                                                            Quadriplegia                    Hospital                      Headquarters in their antique car!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Taylor is 9 years old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and has Spina Bifida.
Nicholas    9    Springfield, MO      Pittsburg Steelers   Severe Autism    9/28/2009      St. John’s         4                                                                                                       She is from
                                            Game                                                                                                                                                                   Monticello, KY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and likes to swim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and read!
                                                                                                                                                Thank You to Our Generous Dream Makers®
                                                                                                                                                             September 2009
                                                                                                                               Estate of Herbert C. Bacon                  Bill & Kate Sample                    Rick & Phyllis Cooper
Sunshine Foundation recently sent         “Thank you so much for the trip. I had so                                            Keenan Honda                                Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. Schaevitz        Joan T. Duffy
Michael to California for the WWE         much fun and so did my dad. We wanted                                                Bill’s Gun Shop                             Katherine Sekula                      Charles ednie
                                          to explore California a little, so we went       Shawn Michaels, WWE Professional    Michael & Pat D’Arcangelo                   Clyde Shields                         Ewing Girls Association, Inc.
Summerslam! Michael is 16 years old
                                          to the walk of fame and on a tour that           Wrestler at his Summerslam match!   Mr. Wayne P. DeAngelo                       Helen Slak                            Anna B. Flanigan
and has Muscular Dystrophy. His                                                                                                Delaware County Chapter                     Paul L. Stahle                        Robert & Karen Fox
                                          took us through Beverly Hills, Bel-Air,
dream was sponsored through                                                                                                    Jeffrey & Diane Jablon                      Suburban Diner                        Les & Cindy Goldstein
                                          and Hollywood. It was amazing. We saw
Sunshine Foundation’s Online              my favorite wrestler, John Cena. At
                                                                                                                               Kiwanis Club of Hamilton Twp.               T/A TCS Antiques                      Robert & Nobuko Gowen
Chapter’s Texas Hold’em                                                                                                        Mary & Daniel Loughran Foundation           Gary & Sandra Valone                  Jay Greenblatt
                                          Summerslam we went back stage and met                                                The Philip J. & Carol J. Lyons Foundation   Waterstone Mortgage                   Galen & Janet Hays
Tournament! Michael sent Sunshine         some of the wrestlers and got autographs                                             AD-LSA Dept. of ETS Princeton               Jean V. White                         Al Hujduch
Foundation these great pictures and       and pictures taken with them. I can’t                                                Sue Arciaga                                 Wilmington Trust                      Wes & Lynn Jackson
thank you:                                thank you enough. We had such a great                                                Flora Baker                                 Robert Zerbe                          Mike & Cindy Jones
                                          time. And one more time, thank you so                                                Gari Ann Baker                              Paul & Brenda Zukowski                Paul Kelly, Sr.
                                          much!”                                                                               Bank of America Foundation                  Ala Carte Designs                     Elma C. Kepner
                                                                                                                               Mary Ann Beltz                              Robin Alpher                          Donald Kessler
                                                                                                                               Ralph Berstein                              Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Arend              Joseph & Rita Kite
                                                                                          Left to Right: Teddy Long, WWE       Paul & Diane Bova                           Beymer UMW Thrift House               Patricia Lounders
                                                                                        General Manager, Michael, and WWE      David & Rosemary Browne                     Maria W. Blaschek                     Michael & Angelo Love
                                                                                           Professional Wrestler, R Truth.     Jerry & Holly Budd                          Lawrence & Annette Brodowski          Mr. & Mrs. Pat Mastrodomenico
                                                                                                                               Laura Byrnes                                Judith Connelly                       Patrick & Sandra McIlhiney
                                                                                                                               Cape Atlantic Chapter                       Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dale                Mr. & Mrs. Richard Palma
                                                                                                                               Cargo Trailer Sales                         Bart & Ann Dinola                     Joseph & Sandra Rooney
                                                                                                                               CBIZ, Inc.                                  Annette Farrell                       Marilyn Rooney
                                                                                                                               John Corboy                                 Karen Fein                            Victor & Mary Santoro
                                                                                                                               Craftsman Automotive Inc.                   Dr. Robert B. Germani                 Rita Sasse
                                                                                                                               Margaret & James Cregan                     Diane Gremba                          Patricia & Samuel Sciandra
                                                                                                                               Delaware Valley Packaging Group             Pete & Aline M. Guzzo                 Jeremy & Jaclyn Shimanek
Michael and his dad with a WWE
                                               Michael meet John Morrison,                                                     Dream Dogs, L.L.C.                          James Hazen                           Kelli Smith
  Announcer at Summerslam!                                                                                                     James & Colette Duffy                       Maureen Jones                         Jack & Jean Szenczi
                                               WWE Professional Wrestler!
                                                                                       Michael’s, favorite WWE Professional    Frank & Anne Marie Dvorak                   Just Give                             Robert & Gloria Tuckey, Jr.
                                                                                                                               James & Madelin Fanz                        Joe Low                               Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wynne
                                                                                              Wrestler, John Cena!
                                                                                                                               D. Ross & Penny Fischer                     Anna G. Munz                          carole R. Aust
                                                                                                                               Patricia Fox                                Marietta Muscato                      Cheltenham Chiropractic Center
                                                                                                                               James & Sally Francis                       Gary & Dorothy Orson                  Louis & Marian Conte
                                                                                                                               Robert & Ann Franz                          Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Osterman         Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cunningham
                                                                                                                               Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Gatley & Family           Ronald Palumbo                        Diana Dawson
                                                                                                                               Mr. Thomas S. Heckman                       Polk County FL Chapter of Hog, Inc.   Guy & Phyllis Doherty
                                                                                                                               Rich Hoch                                   Susan J. Revelle                      Dora Grandelli
Thank you to the Limerick Twp. Police Association for presenting a $1,000.00                                                   Karen Holz                                  Neil & Harriet Rhine                  Kenneth & Donna Hickman
donation to Sunshine Foundation. The donation was raised through the                                                           Independent Insurance Agents of             E. Joyce Rosa                         Irene Hohmann
Limerick Twp Police Association’s 6th Annual Fall Golf Classic! Special                                                        Monmouth County                             Diane Sadler                          Ben Isaac
                                                                                                                               James W. Hegedus Memorial 5K Race           William & Robin Shields               Robyn, Tony, Nick, Anthony and
thanks to Tournament Chairperson, Sgt. Brian Skelton and Bobbie Waltz,                                                         Janus Charity Challenge                     Bill Singer                           Jenny Sanitoro
Owner of Turtle Creek Golf Course, for donating use of the golf course for this                                                Ralph B. Jones                              St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church      Richard & Helen Kendzior
wonderful event! Thanks for making dreams come true!                                                                           Burton Lampl                                Ted Stubbins                          Phyllis A. Lucidi
                                                                                                                               Michael & Carla Lawton                      Jessica Sturgeon                      Constance MacLean
                                                                                                                               Robert & Karen Lynn                         Ed Tomaselli                          Beatrice Miley
                                                                                                                               Royden M. Maloumian                         Ventnor Community Church              Theodore & Janina Mychailyshyn
                                                                                                                               McClan Corporation                          Vintage Auto Enterprises              Mr. & Mrs. Randel Myhand
                                                                                                                               R.D. & Barbara Mitchell                     Weiss Real Estate                     Jules & Sharon Nemeth
                                                                                                                               New Castle County Chapter                   Mr. & Mrs. John Wrighter              Ilene S. Rattet
                                                                                                                               John L. O’brien                             Lynn A. Zentmeyer                     Heather Rosenkrans
                                                                           Sgt. Brian Skelton, Tournament                      Ocean City Home Bank                        Mr. & Mrs. Harold Avey                Mr. & Mrs. Mark Shavell
                                                                      Chairperson, Kristin Fallstick, Sunshine                 Michael & Sandra Otchet                     Hank & Mary Blaszczyk                 Earl & Angela Sperrazza
                                                                      Foundation Development Assistant, and                    Nicholas P. Pipino                          Robert Brickner                       Mercer County Chapter
         Rep. Tom Quigley, PA House of Representatives,               all volunteer chapter member, Sara Nyce                  The Pipino Family                           Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.         Richard Trehuba
Kristin Fallstick, Sunshine Foundation Development Assistant, and                                                              Pool-Tech                                   Geoffrey & Maria Bunda                Wine & Spirits Shoppe #5145
                                                                                 at the Golf Classic!                          Powers Parts, Inc.                          Ron & Nancy Cardello                  Roberta Wood
Judge Walter F. Gadzicki at the Fall Golf Classic! Representative
                                                                                                                               Anthony Romero                              CBIZ                                  Marcia Yamashiro
     Quigley and Judge Gadzicki golfed in the Tournament to                                                                    Bettyanne R. Rosa                           Frank Chiorello, Jr.
       support the Limerick Twp. Police and local charities!

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