In 1982, Rhoda Tomasco had a mission. While volunteering in a pediatric cancer unit in Houston, Texas, she witnessed the toll and the sadness that cancer brought to the children and how the hospital treatments dampened their moods. Tomasco knew that the best way for the children to have a smile on their face would be to step out of the hospital and to enjoy a day in the sun. What began with a ski trip with 10 kids to Winter Park, Colorado, flourished into trips across the country. Tomasco founded the Sunshine Kids Foundation nonprofit upon her mission to be a shining light for these children — and for them to simply have some fun...
We believe every kid deserves a childhood. The opportunity to be a kid. Sunshine in dark days. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sunshine Kids™.
The non-profit Sunshine Kids, established in 1982, is committed to bringing sunshine to young cancer patients’ lives by providing positive group activities and emotional support, helping them do what kids are supposed to do – have fun and celebrate life. The foundation provides a variety of free programs and events for kids receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.
Each year Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network members raise $2 million+ through a wide variety of fundraisers and community events, and through ticket sales and contributions made at our annual Sales Convention benefit.
The Sunshine Kids and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices look forward to the day when the foundation will no longer need to exist. But until that day, both organizations remain dedicated to bringing joy and support to kids with cancer.
Talk to your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network agent to see how you can bring sunshine into the lives of young cancer patients.