Long Island singer-songwriter Ryan Star will sing at the Walk...

Long Island singer-songwriter Ryan Star will sing at the Walk to Help the Sun Rise benefit for the Sunrise Day Camp on June 5, 2011. Credit: Handout

A benefit walkathon for the Sunrise Day Camp for children with cancer is getting a little Star power this year.

Not only is George H. Ross, an occasional boardroom adviser on "The Celebrity Apprentice," going to be master of ceremonies at the Sunday morning event, but Dix Hills' own Ryan Star will sing the national anthem as well as songs off his latest album, "11:59."

"I am a fan and a believer of all the good that Sunrise does," Star said in an email. "It is always a powerful moment for me when I can bring my music into a realm like this, and being a Long Island native, it is important for me to stay involved and to use my songs and voice for good."

Proceeds from the Walk to Help the Sun Rise go to the camp, a place where kids with cancer and their siblings can have a "normal" summer experience -- one with fewer doctor appointments and more outdoor fun. Sunrise is operated by the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC on the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights (the same site as the walkathon).

Star will perform for as long as the camp wants him to -- he's honored just to be involved, he said. "Hopefully . . . I'll have a proper Long Island rock show this summer . . . hint, hint," he said. "Because it has been a while."


Visit sunrisedaycamp.org for more info.

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