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Sunrise Retreat


Lighthouse’s annual Sunrise Retreat is only one week out of the year and is a special time specifically for families who have lost a child to cancer. Why should you serve as a Family Partner on this Retreat?

For one week each year, we have the opportunity to welcome families who have lost a child to cancer on our Sunrise Retreat.


As a Family Partner, you have the unique opportunity to set the stage for these families as they make fresh, new memories together. You get to breathe life into a rather difficult situation as they restore and heal alongside other families walking down a similar road. 

At our Sunrise Retreat we take intentional time to honor the memory of the children we’ve lost, while providing hope and support for their families as they create new experiences together.  


Serving as a Family Partner volunteer on the Sunrise Retreat is an experience and honor like no other. Your impact will be immeasurable as you put your arms around the family you serve, to remind them that they are loved and provide the space for healing and restoration. 


Sunrise Retreat Families will arrive at Bald Head Island in North Carolina and embark on a week full of fun activities, dedicated time for parents to connect with other parents, and, of course, special Lighthouse traditions in the mornings and evenings. 

Family Partner volunteers are paired with a Retreat Family for the week to come alongside them and serve meals, clean condos, and spend time with kids, while giving families the chance to find renewed faith and extra encouragement. 


By committing to serve as a Family Partner, you have the chance to serve as a reminder that these families are not alone in their journeys. Each family has walked a unique road, and you have the chance to be the hands and feet of Jesus as you walk beside them throughout this special week.


We invite you to be a part of this unique Retreat as we continue to strengthen families through their childhood cancer journeys. Will you commit to serving on the 2022 Sunrise Retreat?

If you have any questions, please contact our team at




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