Starlight Sites



The Starlight Site at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in Florida is a comforting, kid-friendly environment where medical staff administer procedures and child life specialists distract and engage young patients.

Starlight® Sites ease stress and support the overall health and wellbeing of pediatric patients by providing beautifully designed, child-friendly environments. Customizable for any healthcare setting, Starlight Sites are healing spaces for kids and families as treatment rooms, teen lounges, playrooms and gardens.

Since 1990, Starlight has been transforming sometimes-scary hospital environments into colorful, entertaining oases that can be enjoyed by young patients and their families. Today, Starlight Sites are being designed and created for camps, respite homes and clinics as well. These indoor and outdoor play areas, treatment rooms, and teen lounges offer a variety of diversions, creating a sense of normalcy for kids in an abnormal environment.


Transforming institutional rooms into engaging environments.


“Our new treatment room is a "win-win" for pediatric patients, their parents, and their medical and surgical care providers. Simple procedures can now be performed in a very safe, controlled, child-friendly environment with supportive and loving family members present.”

- Dr. Jennifer Mayer, Board Certified pediatrician and specialist in pediatric hematology and oncology, Sarasota Memorial Hospital

For young patients undergoing medical treatment, the opportunity to have fun in a well-equipped, imagination-stirring, welcoming atmosphere assists in the healing process. Each Starlight Site is unique to meet the specific needs of our Starlight partner facility.

Sponsorship Information

Starlight Sites range from $100,000 to $250,000, based on the size and complexity. The impact of each gift lasts for many years, touching the lives of countless children and families in the communities you wish to support. If you are interested in sponsoring a Starlight Site, please contact Amy Stillion

Starlight Partner Facilities

If you represent a registered Starlight partner facility and would benefit from a Starlight Site, please contact Rebecca Aune or log in to your account to add a Starlight Site to your Starlight profile page. Not a registered Starlight partner facility? Click here to register and create your profile today. For assistance, contact