MLB and Clubs to Wear “Gold” On September 1st to Promote the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

League-Wide “Childhood Cancer Awareness Day” will Feature a Variety of On-Field Elements, Including Pregame Ceremonies, First Pitches & Hospital Visits MLB Players, Coaches & Umpires will Wear Gold Ribbon Decals and Wristbands LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 30, 2018) – Major League Baseball today announced that for the third consecutive year MLB Clubs will dedicate a special “Childhood Cancer Awareness Day” …

Starlight Children’s Foundation Teams Up With The Tennessee Titan Jurrell Casey and The Casey Fund to Create and Deliver a New ‘Unstoppable’ Starlight Gown to Hospitalized Kids

The new Starlight All-Star will donate $999 for every sack recorded this season.  LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 23, 2018) – Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized children and their families, announced today that Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey is officially joining their team of All-Star supporters. As a new Starlight …

The Joy in Childhood Foundation® Announces Nine New Starlight Sites in Children’s Hospitals Nationwide

Children’s hospitals in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and cities across the country will receive transformed hospital rooms that will bring joy to pediatric patients Canton, Mass. (August 16, 2018) – The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced the additional nine Starlight Sites it will create in children’s hospitals across the …

Thousands of Miles on a Bike Named Blossom: One Man’s Journey Across the U.S. for Hospitalized Kids

Can you imagine biking across the United States, alone? You can’t? Well, we can’t either. But that’s exactly what Alan Swinhoe did. For ten weeks, this very passionate cyclist and Starlight supporter rode cross country to raise awareness and funds for Starlight! Here’s the backstory: 55-year-old Alan is in the best shape of his life. He’s retired, has one daughter …

“Cool” Starlight Gowns Change the Game for Kids at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital

“Coming in for surgery, whether it’s your first or tenth surgery, you’re scared. These Starlight Gowns are what make it better.” Kelsey Davis is a Certified Child Life Specialist in the Pediatric Pre-op department at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. She visits with kids before surgery to educate and relieve anxiety and stress. One of the ways she does that is by …

Starlight Gowns are as Comfortable as Pajamas

Five-year-old Andrew sits up on his hospital bed wearing a Chewbacca Starlight Gown and a grin that spans ear to ear. With that large of a smile, you wouldn’t think that Andrew is going to the hospital every month for chemotherapy. “He’s thriving and showing cancer that he’s strong and nothing will stop him,” Brenda, Andrew’s mom, said. Last year, …

Marvel Studios: Hero Acts Commits More Than $1M to Help Children Impacted by Serious Illness

Funding to support Make-A-Wish® and Starlight Children’s Foundation Stars of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War visit children’s hospitals in New York and Los Angeles BURBANK, Calif. (May 10, 2018) — In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to provide transformative experiences to strengthen the lives of children impacted by serious …