I know I’ve sort of been neglecting the non-profit realm in favor of local and national, individual “heroes.” Still, I haven’t forgotten the power that a renowned foundation can have on the public’s awareness of a cause.
Therefore, I will write a letter to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This organization is dedicated to the collaboration of different people, resources and opportunities that collectively will enhance the lives of children with a chronic or life-threatening illness or condition.
Supporting their mission is a team of StarPower Ambassadors, or young artists and actors whose participation in the foundation brings awareness and publicity to the foundation’s cause.
The Starlight Children’s Foundation offers a variety of programs and services that are meant to connect kids with other kids who are experiencing the same challenges in their lives. One of these is Starbright World, an online social network for teens with chronic conditions and their siblings, so that they can interact with each other, whether from home or from hospital.
Another program is Great Escapes, which arranges outings and activities for the families, like picnics, sports events, or even mother-daughter makeovers.
So, I will be writing to Starlight and asking them to please spread a little awareness of “Holdin’ Out for a Hero” and our spina bifida cause!
“I wish I may, I wish I might…”