This September, Starlight is honoring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by hosting the second annual Stream For Starlight (S4S) campaign—a month-long virtual fundraiser that invites businesses, influencers, gamers, and individuals to stream content and raise money to deliver happiness to seriously ill kids.
To celebrate S4S 2020, we’ll be highlighting content creators to showcase the various ways you can get involved!
Megan “MeganPlays” Letter is a Roblox player on YouTube with millions of viewers that she inspires every day.
As a professional gamer, she participated in last year’s S4S after learning about Starlight Gaming. Our longest standing program, powered by Nintendo, provides seriously ill kids with hours of fun and distraction from playing video games and streaming their favorite movies and TV shows.
Megan loved the idea of helping kids escape into a virtual world so much that she decided to sponsor a hospital and support a local hospital and program that is meaningful to her. During S4S, her generous community raised $5,000 to entirely sponsor a Starlight Gaming station at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas!
“I chose to donate my money to the Cook Children’s Medical Center, a hospital that I had to visit when I was young for surgery. That felt really special for me to give back to that establishment,” she said.
Even though Megan’s audience is young, they were very supportive, proving there’s no age limit in who can make a difference.
“My audience loved supporting Starlight!” she said, “Being young themselves, they couldn’t imagine being in the same position as some of these kids. They were really excited to be a part of something bigger than themselves!”
And Megan is excited to participate in this year’s S4S!
“Raising money for causes greater than myself always brings a massive smile to my face! I’ve been so fortunate, and I love to give back!”
Streaming to sponsor a hospital is a great way to directly impact your local community and see the tangible effects of your fundraiser. To make a meaningful difference at your local hospital, find a program you can sponsor here.