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4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament and Sunrise Gala Recap

The Atlantis Organization and Sharestates partnered up again this year for the 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament. The event was held on April 25, 2017 at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck, NY. This year about 200 attendees were present, some of which played poker while others observed. In order to play or watch a donation had to be made to either Sunrise Day Camp or Friendship circle and in some instances both. Our Charity Poker night was a huge success in raising money for both organizations.

Sharestates attended the Sunrise Gala on May 4, 2017 at Glen Head Country Club. Raymond Y. Davoodi, Co-founder and Head of Strategic Planning & Organizations and Michael Ramin, Business Development prior to the event proposed that David Miller, Sunrise Association board member shave his trademark hair and mustache for a pledge of $50,000. David accepted this challenge and ended up shaving his head of hair and mustache due to Sharestates reaching the $50,000 mark. Overall, Sharestates helped Sunrise Association achieve a milestone amount of over $1 Million dollars.

About Sunrise Association


Sunrise Association’s mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide. The mission is achieved through multiple Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all of which are offered free of charge. Sunrise Association was established in 2006 and is the world’s only dedicated day camps for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. There are currently seven Day Camps — three in New York, three in Israel and Horizon Day Camp in Maryland. The association and camps are affiliated with 30 renowned hospitals and medical centers.

Donations towards Sunrise Day Camp are still being accepted, no amount is too small!

About Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle’s mission is to bring happiness and companionship to children and young adults with special needs by celebrating their individuality, as well as bring energy, support, and peace of mind to their families. They do this by focusing on developing the values of altruism, compassion, and acceptance in their teen volunteers as they heighten community awareness and sensitivity and encourage a sense of responsibility and involvement.

Sharestates takes pride in supporting both the Sunrise Association and the Friendship Circle. Further donations can be made on their websites.

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