Impact Overview
Starlight's Virtual Reality, Hospital Gowns, and Gaming stations

Our Impact

We deliver happiness because happy kids heal faster

Since 1982, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted 21 million seriously ill or injured children across the US. 

A hospitalized child is scared, confused, and often in hospital for a long period of time. Everything that makes being a kid is out of reach.

Innovative and inspiring programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming bring the very best in technology, play, and other fun experiences to distract and entertain pediatric patients as they navigate the stress and pain that can come along with any illness.

Measuring Program Impact

We believe that happiness and healing work together to provide the best outcome for pediatric patients, which is why we evaluate our programs on 10 criteria, including the following:

  1. Play


    Engages children through activities to help them learn, grow, and express themselves in an unfamiliar environment

  2. Procedural Support Illustration

    Procedural Support

    Helps reduce stress and anxiety, resulting in greater compliance and less challenging medical procedures

  3. Pain Management Illustration

    Pain Management

    Helps to prevent, reduce, or stop pain sensations associated with medical procedures

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