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Have fun while making an impact for seriously ill kids

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Every dollar you raise delivers happiness

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    Create your fundraiser.

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    Set your fundraising goal.

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Every $10 you raise helps 10 hospitalized kids access Starlight programs such as Starlight Virtual Reality, Hospital Wear, and Gaming.

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How you help seriously ill kids

  1. $100
    means 100 kids have access to VR
  2. $250
    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

You make an impact

When you raise funds for Starlight, you are making a real difference for hospitalized kids. Each dollar you raise delivers happiness to seriously ill children by providing distraction, normalcy, and entertainment at more than 800 hospitals across the country.

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Fundraiser spotlight

Can you imagine biking across the United States, alone? Incredibly, that’s exactly what Alan Swinhoe did. For ten weeks, this very passionate cyclist and Starlight supporter rode across the country to raise awareness and funds for Starlight!

Here’s the backstory: 55-year-old Alan is in the best shape of his life. He’s retired, has one daughter and two grandkids, and has been married for 28 years. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he wanted to challenge himself while supporting a great cause. It took nine months of preparation.

When we asked him why he chose Starlight as his charity of choice he said, “You’re doing great things for kids and no one can argue with that. If my grandkids were ever hospitalized, I would love for them to have Starlight in their lives.”

There are so many ways to help hospitalized kids! You don’t have to cycle across the country: donate your special occasion, hold a bake sale, or run a 5k. The possibilities are endless when you’re passionate.

Join Alan in delivering happiness to seriously ill kids!

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I’ve seen Starlight Fun Centers and the Starlight playrooms first-hand. So, it’s a really neat opportunity to indulge my love for movies while supporting a charity that I have actually seen the effect it has on kids

- Sameer Bakhda, cofounder of, a group of Star Wars fans who have raised thousands of dollars for seriously ill kids