Sarah Lashbrook - 2018 Spirit of Service Award Recipient

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is delighted to announce that Sarah Lashbrook of Sudbury, ON, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Wayne C. Dunn Spirit of Service Award in recognition of her contributions to help fulfill Sunshine Dreams for children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

Sarah Lashbrook is one of Sunshine’s most notable Sunshine Dream Alumni.  Her dream to visit the set of Roseanne was fulfilled in 1997, after a life-altering accident in her youth. When asked about her dream coming true, she maintains to this day: “the doctors saved my life, but Sunshine saved my soul.”

One year later, she began volunteering with The Sunshine Foundation of Canada and she has supported Sunshine ever since, impacting the lives of hundreds of Sunshine Dreamers across Canada.

  • Sarah was an essential volunteer leader in Sunshine DreamLift Sudbury, an event that had an immense impact on children in the Greater Sudbury area.
  • She served on the Volunteer Chapter Executive Committee from 2004-2008.
  • Since 2013, she has hosted third-party events in support of Sunshine, raising funds to support Sunshine Dream Programs across Canada.
  • She volunteers at various Sunshine signature events and is a community leader supporting Sunshine.

Sarah’s dream had an immense impact on her life and helped her find her calling: she went on to become a professional writer, published author, and TV personality. Throughout her work in supporting Sunshine, Sarah focuses on the impact her work has on Sunshine Dreamers. She wants all children to feel empowered and confident and finds great joy in helping make this happen.

Sunshine is proud to award Sarah Lashbrook as the newest recipient of the Sunshine Spirit of Service Award, and we extend our sincere gratitude to her for her continued commitment to our mission and the children we serve.

Watch a video about Sarah's Dream Support Sunshine Dream Programs in honour of Sarah