Starlight Starbright Children's
featured charity for March 2006 is
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation.
Starlight Starbright is a non-profit organization dedicated to
brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their
families. Starlight Starbright touches the lives of more than
180,000 children each month with programs to empower children and
families to take charge of their illness, play a more active role
in their treatment, and better cope with the challenges that
accompany prolonged illness.
Alex's Coupons donated two thousand dollars to
Starlight Starbright Children’s
Foundation at the 2nd Annual "Oscar Night America" dinner held
at the Triple Door in Seattle Washington on March 5, 2006. What a
great night filled with wonderful and generous people! In total
over $67,000 was raised for the great work that Starlight Starbright
does! What a night!
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation is one of our favorite
organizations as they see how important it is for kids with
serious illnesses and their families to be able to relax, laugh
and enjoy special experiences together. From diagnosis on, they
are there for the kids and their families, both in and out of the
Starlight Starbright has built
playrooms and teen lounges, and donated portable gaming stations
and computers to hospitals across the country. They have even
written software programs so that kids can play games that relate
to their particular illness. While out of the hospital, families
are able to participate in special events such as zoo outings,
harbor cruises, special parties, musicals, concerts and more. When
families are going through treatment, things like this more often
than not, go by the wayside. If not for financial reasons, then
for a lack of time to plan something like getting theater tickets.
When your child is going through treatment so much is going on and
you never know when you will be in or out of the hospital.
So when you get an email saying that tickets are available in two
days for a show that's been sold out for months and you happen to
be out of the hospital. Woo-hoo, Family Fun Night! A chance for
you child to put out of their mind for a few hours all the stress
and fear that surrounds them on a daily basis. A chance for you to
see your child that works so hard to be brave during treatment and
faces so much pain on a daily basis, laugh, joke around, watch
with baited breath and then at the top of her little four and a
half year old lungs scream "Go Beast!" Then when you think she's
done, hear her yell even louder and more exuberantly, "Yea Beast!"
This was definitely one of our favorite Starlight memories!
Please take a moment to visit the
Starlight Starbright website and
donation. Remember we can make a huge difference with everyone
giving just $1.00/day!
Andrea & Todd Martini
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