Over 6,000 Enter Starlight’s 2018 Design-a-Gown Contest

We received more than 6,000 submissions in our first-ever Design-a-Gown contest! To be exact, we received 6,014 amazing designs from people like YOU. Our Starlight Gown program launched in the fall of 2016 and we’ve already provided more than 145,000 Starlight Gowns to hospitalized children across the United States. We wanted America to design the next Starlight Gown and that’s …

The Force is Strong with Starlight Kids

As 5-year-old Averie was being wheeled away from her parents and into surgery, a nurse talked to her about R2-D2. She forgot about her fears and  the impending surgery, as they chatted about her R2-D2 Starlight Gown. That’s the power of our Starlight Gowns and Star Wars. “The R2-D2 Starlight Gown that Averie had for her surgery honestly made the …

Christian Louboutin Celebrates The Release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi for Charity!

  From December 7-20th, you have the opportunity to bid on exclusive custom shoe styles designed and signed by Christian Louboutin. 80% of the net proceeds from this auction will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. Invited to San Francisco earlier this year by Lucasfilm, Christian Louboutin was welcomed at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the …

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 …

The Joy in Childhood Foundation Announces Three Million Dollar Commitment to Starlight Children’s Foundation and Feeding America

CANTON, Mass., Mar. 30, 2017 – The newly-launched Joy in Childhood Foundation today announced a three-year, $3 million commitment to two national charities – Starlight Children’s Foundation and Feeding America®. Both grants will focus on supporting programs that align with the Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to help provide the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. “We’re proud to provide …

Tucker is Bold and Brave Just Like an Archer

Tucker is a spunky 9-year-old born with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). TEF is an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea. He’s undergone nearly 30 medical procedures including dilatations and a kidney biopsy that resulted in a rupture. Despite having this medical challenge, Tucker doesn’t let it stop him from being a kid! He is rambunctious and adventurous and as …