WORCESTER, Mass. - The Easter Bunny is still a few weeks away from making his annual stop. But families at Why Me and Sherry's House in Worcester were in the spirit early this year.

Families were able to go on an Easter egg hunt, do some arts and crafts, and even got a visit from the Easter Bunny. The local nonprofit helps families cope with childhood cancer. Families Sunday either had a child living with cancer, or one in remission. The nonprofit says Sunday was their way of providing some positivity to the families who are currently dealing with a very difficult situation.

"COVID has affected everyone, but these families live like that all the time when their child is diagnosed with cancer," said Danielle Sikonski, Why Me's director of Family Services. "You know, wondering about germs, and keeping them safe with their compromised immune systems. We do what we can to keep things safe and still let these kids have some joy and fun in their lives. That is what today is all about."

After having to make adjustments because of the pandemic, the nonprofit was able to return to a somewhat normal egg hunt this year. The annual tradition brought in roughly 60 kids throughout the day.