Archive for month: December, 2015

Last minute gift idea!

The holidays have arrived! I’ve been busy running errands, finding gifts and attending holiday recitals, shows and the like. I love this time of year. The snow (a white Christmas is a MUST in my book), the lights and holiday sounds fill the days. It all makes me so thankful.

I know many are facing different, perhaps difficult, circumstances this season. Let us all keep them in our minds and hearts in the coming days.

In case you haven’t quite finished that shopping I have a great idea! Raffle tickets for Sunshine Fest 2016 are on sale now! The prizes are fantastic too! Plus you’ll be supporting a wonderful cause and helping to make the Sunshine Hospitality Home a reality. Click HERE to find out where you can purchase a ticket!

2016 raffle ticket

There are amazing prizes for a $10 ticket!

  • Truyu | Exilis Elite Skin Tightening Package
  • Hugo’s | $700 Gift Card
  • L&M Meats | $500 Gift Card
  • Medora Package | Lodging, Musical, Pitch Fork Fondue and 2 rounds of Golf at Bully Pulpit
  • Dusterhoft Family Stores | $500 Gift Card

Happy, Happy Holidays to you all!

Until then,

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Meet Haley!

There are several new faces involved in the upcoming Sunshine Fest. I thought I’d introduce you to a few in the next few posts.

Meet Haley!

Q: How did you get involved with the Sunshine Memorial Foundation?

A: I got involved in theSunshine Memorial Foundation by applying for an internship experience last summer. I saw the description of what the internship would be like and I thought it would be something I would really enjoy! I interviewed with both Donovan and Jena and got offered the internship shortly later! It has been such a good experience and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity!


Q: What is your favorite part of working with the Foundation?Haley Steinwand Pic.

A: My favorite part about working at the Sunshine Memorial Foundation is working with all the people I have met through the experience. I walk in and know every day that I’m going to learn something new and it is going to benefit me and my future. Every day is different which also makes it fun! Keeps me on my toes!


Q: What are you most looking forward to at Sunshine Fest 2016?

A: I’m really looking forward to seeing how Sunshine Fest is going to come together. I have never been to the event before so it has been fun being a part of the planning process and putting everything together for the big day. I can’t wait to see how it turns out and everyone there celebrating such an amazing event for an amazing cause!

I can attest to the fact that Haley is wonderful to work with. I have been bothering her on a regular basis for information, pictures, ideas, etc. I’m looking forward to seeing the whole event come together as well! Don’t forget registration is currently up and running at and if you haven’t already, find (and BUY!) some raffle tickets. You won’t be sorry you supported a great cause!

Until then,

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Don’t wait, hydrate!

I’m always trying to incorporate more healthy lifestyle tips into my everyday life. One thing that I’ve really improved upon in the last year or so is drinking water. It seems like such an easy concept but in reality I have to remind myself and sometimes trick myself into getting those ounces down each day!

Tritan_DRAFTThe Sunshine Memorial Foundation supports and will continue to support several projects related to hydration and hiker awareness educational programs. Hydration has always been, and will always be, central to the Foundation’s mission and the
effect it has on our lives. The Sunshine Memorial Foundation supports hydration initiatives such as the “Don’t Wait, Hydrate” program from Safe Kids Grand Forks. Dehydration is something that can be prevented. Education and awareness can help save lives. The Foundation also plans to sponsor programs and provide trail head signs dedicated to help educate hikers about all safety measures.

So, as we enter the winter season, please remember to drink your water and hydrate, always! Something that’s so simple sounding can really save your life!

Until then,

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