LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu, the organization’s national spokesperson, has started a fundraising campaign at www.firstgiving.com/corbinbleu to encourage his fans to get involved with Starlight and support its mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation. He plans to rally his fans to raise enough money to provide Starlight programs to five families for one year, and to place a “Fun Center”™ (www.starlight.org/funcenter) and a “PC Pal”™ (www.starlight.org/pcpal) at a hospital on Starlight’s waiting list.
Starlight’s Fun Center is a mobile entertainment unit featuring a Nintendo Wii™, a Sharp AQUOS™ LCD TV and a DVD player. The Fun Center can roll right up to the side of a young patient’s bed or anywhere in a hospital setting to help distract children from their pain and keep them company after visiting hours have ended. Starlight’s PC Pal is a secure, durable laptop computer that combats loneliness and boredom by allowing kids to connect with loved ones, entertain themselves and keep up with school work.
“I have spent many an afternoon with Starlight families and have seen what the children and parents are going through,” said Corbin. “I am blessed with good health, and so I do whatever I can to help these kids who aren’t so lucky, to help them forget their worries for the time being and just have some fun. All of them should have access to Starlight’s programs. Will you join me to help make that a reality?”
Having been involved with Starlight for several years and now serving as Starlight’s national spokesperson, Corbin has devoted himself to brightening the lives of the seriously ill children any way he can. He has spent countless hours with Starlight children both in and out of the hospital, has volunteered numerous hours of his time to support Starlight’s programs, and has represented Starlight at various events, including serving as the host of last year’s annual “A Stellar Night Gala.”
To make a donation of any amount to support Corbin’s fundraising campaign, visit www.firstgiving.com/corbinbleu .
About Starlight Children’s Foundation
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.
To learn more visit www.starlight.org .
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*(Photo Caption: National spokesperson Corbin Bleu.)
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