It’s a touchdown for hospitalized kids across South Florida!
Last week, we officially kicked-off our partnership with DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins’ wide receiver, to deliver Uncle Vante-themed Starlight Hospital Gowns to children’s hospitals across South Florida.
These new Gowns feature Uncle Vante and PeeWee Parker, cartoon characters from Parker’s animated web series Uncle Vante.
Hospital wear is often a source of discomfort for seriously ill children. It leaves them feeling exposed or embarrassed in an already overwhelming situation, and the transition from their own clothes to hospital gowns is one of the highest stress moments in a child’s hospital journey.
Like the new Uncle Vante-themed Gowns, Starlight Gowns replace uncomfortable and embarrassing hospital gowns with high-quality, comfortable, and brightly colored ones. They are specially designed with snaps on the sleeves and ties down the side to provide better coverage for kids and easier access for hospital staff during medical procedures.
“Starlight is thrilled to partner with DeVante Parker to bring Uncle Vante-themed Starlight Gowns to hospitalized kids in Florida,” said Adam Garone, Starlight CEO. “This year has been incredibly difficult for seriously ill kids as COVID-19 has made the hospital experience lonelier and more isolated than ever. These gowns will bring much-needed smiles.”
In addition to the Uncle Vante–themed Starlight Gowns, Parker also supported Starlight through the NFL’s annual initiative -My Cause My Cleats, which gives NFL players the chance to feature their charity of choice on their cleats.