Pledge your birthday

Instead of the usual gifts, ask for donations and deliver happiness to seriously ill kids

Celebrate your happy day by raising funds for seriously ill kids

  1. Pledge Your Birthday - Step 1

    Step 1

    Create your birthday page

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  2. Pledge Your Birthday Step 2

    Step 2

    Set your fundraising goal

  3. Pledge Your Birthday Step 3

    Step 3

    Ask your friends and family to donate to your campaign

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Every $10 raised helps 10 hospitalized kids access Starlight programs like Virtual Reality, Hospital Gowns, and Gaming.

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Your gift gives so much

When you donate your birthday, you help deliver happiness to seriously ill children by providing distraction, normalcy, and joy. Donating your birthday supports hospitalized children in more than 500 hospitals and medical facilities across the U.S. 

Delivering happiness is a true gift.

How you help seriously ill kids

  1. $100

    means 100 kids have access to VR

  2. $350

    delivers 10 colorful, comfy gowns

  3. $500

    provides 500 hours of fun and distraction

  4. $1,000

    delivers happiness to 1,000 seriously ill kids

Starlight kid story

Starlight kid Shawna
Shawna with her dog winning Michael's holiday bag design

Meet Starlight Kid Shawna. Shawna was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) when she was nine years old and it causes her to bleed and bruise easily. A few years later, she was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic, incurable disease where her immune system is constantly attacking her own tissues and organs. Shawna must go in for chemo immune-suppressant treatments every six months. 

Despite living with two autoimmune diseases,  she lives a very full life. Shawna’s favorite activity is horseback riding! Starlight programs help her maintain a sense of normalcy when undergoing treatment in the hospital.

Starlight goes above and beyond to meet the needs of kids and families. Each child is left to feel like the center of attention with use of the Starlight programs. They forget they are in a hospital and instead feel catered to and spoiled.

- Dorinda Hock, Director of Maternal Child Health, Anaheim Global Medical Center