Partnership to Support the Emotional Health of Children and Young Adults

Starlight and Sheri Sobrato Brisson Announce Partnership to Support the Emotional Health of Children and Young Adults

Monday, March 14, 2016

Starlight to distribute complimentary copies of “Digging Deep” to its network of more than 600 community partners in the US and Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES – Philanthropist and brain tumor survivor Sheri Sobrato Brisson is partnering with Starlight Children’s Foundation, a global organization that improves the quality of life for children, families and communities, to distribute copies of “Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges” by Rose Offner, MFA, and Sheri Sobrato Brisson, MA, to children and young adults in need of emotional support and an outlet to express their feelings.

Thanks to a generous donation provided by Ms. Sobrato Brisson, Starlight is offering complimentary copies of the award-winning book to its network of more than 600 community partners, including hospitals, specialty clinics and camps, respite houses and hospices in the US and Puerto Rico.

“Starlight focuses on supporting the physical as well as the emotional health of young people, so we are thrilled to be able to offer ‘Digging Deep’ to our network of community partners,” says Jacquie Hart, Global CEO, and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Starlight community partners may order copies of “Digging Deep” in either English or Spanish as an outlet to explore and express their feelings through visually stunning illustrations and writing prompts.

“Partnering with Starlight Children’s Foundation will allow us to reach far more children. We are grateful to have the support of their network,” explains Ms. Sobrato Brisson.

“Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges” by Rose Offner, MFA, and Sheri Sobrato Brisson, MA, was published by Resonance House on October 15, 2014, and is widely available.

About Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight is on a mission to improve quality of life for children, families and communities. We harness the power of giving to advance children’s health through a global network of community partners. Starlight supports kids and families in 11 countries and territories around the world. Learn more at www.starlight.org and follow Starlight on Instagram and Facebook at /StarlightChildrensFoundation and on Twitter @StarlightOnline.

About Resonance House
Resonance House, the publisher of “Digging Deep” and wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, makes “Digging Deep” available to every child who needs it, regardless of socio-economic background. It partners with children’s hospitals, physician offices, medical camps, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, children’s health associations and nonprofit organizations to gift “Digging Deep” to any child who needs it.

About Sheri Sobrato Brisson
Ms. Sobrato Brisson is a brain tumor survivor who discovered the importance of self-reflection during her recovery. From her personal illness experience and over twenty years supporting families and children with serious illness, her life’s mission is to empower families and children facing serious illness.

About Rose Offner
Ms. Rose Offner, MFA is an award winning author and artist, inspired by problems that lead into the exploration of universal issues. Life’s conflicts and challenges are at the center of her writing and art. Each of Ms. Offner’s journals teaches the art of personal narrative to keep our stories alive and our spirit’s strong.

About “Digging Deep”
“Digging Deep” is a bright, engaging tool that makes dealing with health challenges easier. Through vibrant art and thoughtful prompts, it helps kids discover their inner strength by telling stories about their experiences. “Digging Deep” has won five national gold medals in addition to being a category finalist in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. For more information, visit www.diggingdeep.org and follow “Digging Deep” on Facebook at /DiggingDeepJournal and on Twitter @DiggingDeepJrnl.

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Media contact:

Chris de Haan, Senior Director, Public Relations
Starlight Children's Foundation
424-245-3698 or chris.dehaan@starlight.org

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