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East County News Service

August 7, 2010 (El Caon) – Sunshine Horton has been a “Miracle Maker” for Rady Children’s Hospital for 16 years, winning the “Most Creative Miracle Maker Award” in 2010. This year, she invites the public to her 16th annual birthday fundraising event, which includes a dance-a-thon and fashion show hosted by the Downtown Café, (182 East Main Street in Downtown El Cajon). Proceeds will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital and commemorate police officer killed by drunk drivers.


The first part of the event is a Dance-A-Thon from 11:00 a.m. August 13 through 8:00 a.m. August 14. As much as Sunshine cares for the kids, she also volunteers her time to curtail drunk drivers. This Dance-A-Thon is her humble way of honoring and remembering officers killed in the line of duty by drunk drivers. Horton will be dancing 21 hours (21 reasons not to drink and drive) showing her vitality and youthful attitude. (Look for the Hollywood search light on Main Street in El Cajon. Security will be provided by Coastline Protection and Investigations.)

The second part of Horton’s 65th birthday celebration will be August 14 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Downtown Café. There will be a Fashion Show by Glamour Girlz Boutique, fun dance music, entertainment by El Cajon's The Dance Conservatory, opportunity drawings, and 20% of food sales will be directed to the Chadwick Family Center at Rady Children's Hospital. This center provides family centered care and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and family violence.

This year, she will be starting her own Auxiliary Unit of Miracle Makers called SUNSHINE. The purpose of this unit is to raise funds and spread sunshine to the kids and families of Rady Children's Hospital.

Originally from Mexico, Sunshine Horton has become a dedicated community volunteer, donating her time volunteering with the San Diego Police and Sheriff's Department and at Las Colinas women's prison as well as Rady Children's Hospital and numerous community causes in El Cajon.


She looks forward to "shakin' it for a good cause" at her upcoming birthday bash.


Visit www.sunshine4healthykids.com for more information.



Dancing for a cause

Participating in events such as this provides not just a fun experience but a rewarding one as well. Fun with dancing can also mean extended help to qualified beneficiaries. Certainly this is an event you should go to. Mark your calendars.

- Miriam (hospitals)"