Sunshine Foundation

Celebrating 30 Years of Dreams Come True for Kids!

Vendredi 27 octobre 2017

Thirty years ago today, our first Sunshine DreamLift took flight. On October 27, 1987, a plane full of children, accompanied by a caring network of medical and community volunteers, flew from London, Ontario to Walt Disney World® in Florida and back in just one day. Today, we are proud to say that The Sunshine Foundation of Canada has fulfilled over 8,000 dream experiences and coordinated over 60 Sunshine DreamLifts from coast to coast for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

But thirty years is more than a birthday – it’s a celebration of young lives being changed by the tremendous impact of having their most cherished dream come true. This realization ignites new possibilities, optimism, and confidence that helps kids break barriers and write a brighter future story for themselves. 

Our two programs, Sunshine DreamLifts and Sunshine Dreams have made it possible for kids to meet their heroes, discover new friendships, explore their neighbourhood in a customized bicycle, uncover the magic of Disney, and develop a deeper bond with their family.

Without your support and dedication to dreaming big with us, the idea that began back in 1987 as a way for a London, Ontario police officer to honour the memory of his son would not have grown into the powerful dream making organization that it is today - impacting Canadian communities from coast to coast.

Watch the video below to take a leap back in time to see the beginnings of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada:

Thanks to the generosity and strength of our Sunshine community from coast to coast – our volunteers, young dreamers, donors, and supporters – Sunshine continues to create unique and customized experiences for kids that last a lifetime. 

Continue to support The Sunshine Foundation of Canada by being a dream maker.

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