Stony Brook University students raised more than $6,500 to benefit the Sunrise Fund at “Sunrise Shaves,” a student-run fundraiser held in the Student Activities Center Auditorium on December 7. Undergraduate student Sam Rosner coordinated the event.
“The idea began during summer National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) training in August,” said Rosner. “I knew I wanted raise money for cancer. Slowly it grew from a NRHH community service project to a collaborative effort between several groups on campus.”
“We couldn’t be more proud of Sam for coordinating this event and for all the students who raised money and participated,” said Assistant Dean of Students Jeffrey A. Barnett. “Raising over $6,500 to support pediatric patients with cancer is an extraordinary accomplishment. It speaks to our students’ sense of service, purpose, and their care for their community. They are amazing and represent the very best in all of us.”
“The joy, compassion, and overall generosity in that room that night was ineffable,” said Rosner. “Everyone truly cared about a single cause, the Sunrise Fund. It was a great accomplishment for everyone involved and for Stony Brook University in general. I am prouder than ever to call myself a SeaWolf and say that I am a member of the Stony Brook community, which is filled with wonderful and giving individuals.”