Mom Loses Son to Cancer, Raises Money for 6 Starlight Fun Centers

At age eight, brain cancer took Riley Roman’s life – but not his legacy. Riley spent 10 months at Boston Children’s hospital in the neurology department battling brain cancer when he noticed the general oncology floor had multiple Starlight Fun Centers. Riley’s neurology floor did have one Fun Center at the time, but there was a long waiting list.  “Their whole …

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Starlight Children’s Foundation Teams Up with Athletes for Hope to Deliver 100,000 Starlight Gowns to Hospitals Across the US

Dozens of Athletes Partner with Starlight to Celebrate First Arrivals of Revolutionary New Children’s Hospital Gowns in Communities from Coast to Coast LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 17, 2017) – Today, Starlight Children’s Foundation announces its first major distribution of 100,000 Starlight Gowns to hundreds of Starlight partner hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, in partnership with Athletes for Hope …

Child Life Program Inspires Grandma to Raise Money for a Starlight Fun Center

Denise DiCostanzo paced the hallways of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York, overwhelmed by her granddaughter’s diagnosis. Twelve-year-old Amanda was battling E. coli Shiga toxin as well as hemolytic-uremic syndrome, or HUS, which is a condition that affects the blood and vessels. Amanda experienced severe pain, blood tests and transfusions for 16 consecutive days.   “Although I think of myself as …

Brianna and Her Mom Donate Hundreds of Toys to Starlight – 8-year-old Brianna Sells Art to Raise Money for Holiday Toy Donations

Brianna, wearing a Santa hat, arrives to Starlight’s office carrying two large bags of toys. She’s shy at first and hides slightly behind her mom, Vanessa. They have just made the two-hour drive from Rancho Cucamonga and their trunk is filled with hundreds of donated toys. This duo has been hard at work for the past week making sure they …