Welcome to Starlight Oregon!
Currently in Oregon, we have ongoing Great Escapes, which are relaxing, fun-filled events provided for Starlight families that allow for time to connect with other families, make new friends, and spend family time together -- outside of the hospital.
The variety of activities offered through Great Escapes is endless: movie screenings, circus trips, mother-daughter makeovers, sporting events, picnics and more. Starlight and our corporate partners and donors underwrite all event costs to make every Great Escape an "all inclusive" affair, allowing families to relax and enjoy themselves while someone else worries about the details.
Starlight is active in hospitals in Oregon. In many locations, pediatric patients and their families have access to Starlight Fun CentersTM – mobile entertainment units equipped with a Sharp AQUOS flat screen television, DVD player and a Nintendo WiiTM gaming system. Fun Centers roll right up to the side of young patients’ beds or anywhere in a hospital setting, making them perfect for hospitalized children in numerous situations: anticipating surgery, during long outpatient clinic treatments, waiting in the emergency room or fighting loneliness after visiting hours have ended.
Starlight has also placed Starlight Sites within Oregon hospitals. These sites are beautifully designed and inviting hospital environments where pediatric patients can relax, play and interact with other children during their hospital stay.
Outside the hospital, Oregon families are able to access Starlight Children's Foundation's online educational programs that help children and their families learn more about their conditions, understand various medical procedures, and encourage them to communicate with healthcare providers. Some are geared toward reducing fear and increasing understanding before medical treatment, while others are designed to help children cope with their illnesses over the long term, but each of the programs strives to empower children in the face of their illnesses.
If you would like to help make a difference for children and families, please click here. Together we can help them cope with their pain, fear and isolation.
If you would like to find out more information on how you can help or get involved in Oregon Great Escapes, please contact Melissa Parmelee, Program Coordinator at: 503.413.9218 or 866.236.6379 (toll free) or email@example.com.
- To learn more about Starlight Oregon's Great Escapes program and see photos from recent events, click here.
- Visit Starlight Oregon's community partner page.