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!
This year’s Stream For Starlight will be Jennifer Lee Snowden’s very first charity live stream. Partnering with Starlight for this milestone is fitting because she knows exactly how tough hospital stays and intensive treatments can be.
“I am a two-time cancer survivor myself, so I know firsthand how drastically life changes in the face of a life-threatening illness,” said Jennifer. “Dreams and daily activities are put on hold, and the uncertainty of what the future holds is a very heavy burden to bear.”
Jennifer’s experience with cancer gave her a heightened sense of gratitude and love for life. While recovering and seeing all the heartache in the world, she knew she had to use her creativity and artistic talents for the greater good.
Now, Jennifer is using her gifts to help others as much as possible. Supporting Starlight is a great way to do that while honoring her own experiences.
“For those going through serious illness, life will always be harder. From enduring physical side effects, to medical bills, to higher premiums and lasting emotional scars, there is just so much to navigate,” said Jennifer. “That's why supporting organizations like Starlight is so important. Children are resilient and when we can give them a sense of childhood despite the obstacles, recovery is that much easier.”
Coming together for a common cause, in whatever way we can, is how we change the world. That’s why Jennifer is so excited to participate in S4S!
“I love that Starlight works so hard to bring a sense of normalcy and fun to the hospital experience, making what is certainly a very traumatic time much more comforting,” she said.