Mr. T and half the cast of Full House were among the Hollywood stars that celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Starlight Children’s Foundation this week at the Skirball Cultural Center in Brentwood.
Starlight supports hospitalized kids with programs in more than 1,750 health care facilities in the United States and around the world, serving millions of children every year. Its programs include mobile entertainment units that roll bedside in hospitals to provide distractive entertainment and Starlight Tablets, which come loaded with links to educational programming and Starbright World, the first-ever online social network for teens with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions and their siblings.
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the group unveiled the Starlight Wish List where hospitals can publish their wish list of items that transform the hospital experience. Donors can then easily point, click and ship those items directly.
Starlight’s mission for 30 years has been to collaborate with experts and find way to leverage tehcnology to meet the needs of hospitalized kids around the world. Founder Peter Samuelson received special recognition this week as did the late General Norman Schwarzkopf for helping to raise $50 million for Starlight in the 1990s.