NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As many families are celebrating this Easter Sunday, one family on Long Island is asking the public to help support a charity that helps children battling cancer.

Sunday would have been Sarah Grace Weipert’s 23rd birthday. The Long Island girl died in 2002 after a battle with leukemia. Her father Matthew started the Sarah Grace Foundation in her honor to help other kids.

The charity funds several programs, including the chemoduck project.

“Chemoduck is a small stuffed duck that has a mediport or a broviac port, two different style ports that a used to administer the chemo treatments. and each child newly diagnosed in the hospital that we sponsor receives this chemoduck that they choose and it’s used as a therapeutic teaching tool,” Matthew Weipert told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.

The Night of Laughter annual fundraiser will be held on April 12 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. All of the money raised will benefit the charity.

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