On the evening of May 21, the day that would have been her fourth birthday, the Philadelphia skyline was lit up in pink in honor and memory of Sydney Harper Sandlof, and to launch the Sydney Harper Foundation. Iconic Philadelphia skyscrapers, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and historic Boathouse Row were all glowing in pink that night. Many residents and businesses in Merion, Narberth and Belmont Hills joined the effort by lighting up their homes and storefronts and raising money to benefit the foundation.
"Life is like a match; it sparks to begin, shines brightly for a moment, and fizzles out forever. Some matches burn alone and serve no purpose, but others can light a fire bigger than them and set it to burning long after the match itself is gone."
Sydney’s fire will burn strong. Through the creation of the Sydney Harper Foundation, we intend for Sydney to be that latter match. Together, with your support we can do that. We can make sure that Sydney’s tiny bright light continues to burn brightly and sets afire a new awareness and focus on Wilms Disease.
Coverage of the foundation launch which aired on local NBC 10 News.