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Below is a collection of our most recent press releases and news clips.
Denver Post - CARNIVAL BRINGS STARLIGHT KIDS, DU STUDENTS TOGETHER
Cream pie throwing, water gun fights and face painting were just a few of the carnival games that members of a sorority and fraternity were found playing Sunday with kids at the University of Denver.
While it may not be a typical weekend activity for college students, Beta Theta Pi and Gamma Phi Beta joined forces to throw a fun-filled carnival for kids from the Starlight Children's Foundation, an organization that provides diversions for children with serious illnesses and their families. READ MORE
TAMMY RUDEN KRAUSE TO SERVE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STARLIGHT COLORADO
Starlight Children's Foundation has named Tammy Rudden Krause the new executive director of its Starlight Colorado chapter. Krause comes to her position with extensive experience in philanthropy, having worked many years as a volunteer with Denver-area nonprofits that include the Junior League of Denver, Children's Hospital Colorado, CASA, Rise School, Seeds of Hope and the Morgan Adams Foundation. READ MORE
Business Altitude - LIGHTING UP CHILDREN'S LIVES
In a child's world, make-believe is paramount and getting math homework done in time to watch cartoons might be the main concern of the day. At least, that is how it should be. In a sick child's world, the license of being carefree is taken away. Fighting an illness takes precedence over everything and time to watch cartoons or do homework is replaced with waiting rooms and hospital treatments. READ MORE
BRENT’S PLACE RESIDENTS RECEIVE FUN CENTER FROM STARLIGHT AND QDOBA
Pediatric cancer patients and their families staying at Brent’s Place in Aurora, Colo. will be smiling brighter and laughing a little more, thanks to a Starlight Wii Fun Center™ mobile entertainment unit sponsored through the partnership of Starlight Children’s Foundation™ and Qdoba Mexican Grill®. READ MORE
QDOBA MEXICAN GRILL® OPENS FIRST SUMMIT COUNTY LOCATION
In celebration of the opening of its first restaurant in Summit County on Monday, Feb. 16, Denver-based Qdoba Mexican Grill® (www.qdoba.com) is offering one free entrée and one free regular size drink to anyone who makes a monetary donation to Qdoba’s national charity partner, Starlight Children’s Foundation. READ MORE
Debbie Jessup, former Colorado banking executive, joins Starlight Colorado as Executive Director
Starlight Children’s Foundation Colorado is proud to announce the hiring of Debbie Jessup, former Colorado banking executive, as its new Executive Director. READ MORE
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL Patients Receive a Fun Center™ From Starlight Children's Foundation and Qdoba Mexican Grill
Children undergoing treatment at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL will be smiling brighter and laughing a little more, thanks to a Fun Center sponsored through the partnership of Starlight Children’s Foundation and Denver-based Qdoba Mexican Grill. READ MORE
Starlight Colorado and the DU Pioneers Hockey Team welcome Starlight Families to a Great Escape!
Starlight families treated to an evening of ice skating with the Pioneers Hockey Team and dinner courtesy of Qdoba at Magness Arena. READ MORE
Thanks to the generosity of United Airlines, Starlight’s seriously ill children and their siblings from Denver, CO in will enjoy a Great Escape this weekend to the North Pole!
Approximately 60 seriously children and their siblings will be treated to a fantasy sleigh ride to the North Pole to meet Santa! READ MORE
Local businesses partner with Starlight Children’s Foundation annual Holiday Joy Drive to make an impact for seriously ill children in Colorado.
Local businesses generously collect toys for Starlight Children’s Foundation Colorado's annual Holiday Joy Drive. The donated toys are delivered to all pediatric care centers in hospitals throughout the state. READ MORE
United Airlines, Cadence Capital Investments and ICON Advisers sign Annual Corporate Sponsorship Program for Starlight Children’s Foundation Colorado
$10,000 sponsorship in air transportation from United Airlines, $15,000 donation from Cadence Capital Investments and $5000 donation from ICON Advisers mark the beginning of
Starlight Colorado’s Annual Corporate Sponsorship Program. READ MORE
Are you Ready to Race?! Join the Mile High Scavenger Hunt in LoDo. Post Race Party at Fado Irish Pub. Proceeds Benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation.
The Mile High Hunt is a wacky, fun annual team scavenger hunt that takes place ALL OVER Lodo. In the 3rd annual event, teams race against the clock — and each other— to solve clues and raise funds for Starlight Children’s Foundation. READ MORE
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver and the Laura and Bill Rothacker Foundation Give Major Gift to Help Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Seriously Ill Children and Their Families
$20,000 contribution from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver and Ronald McDonald House Charities USA and a lead matching gift of $20,000 from the Laura and Bill Rothacker Foundation will launch Starlight’s new Fun Kit Program for pediatric patients in Colorado hospitals. READ MORE
TIAA-CREF and its employees volunteer AND sponsor a fun evening at Lucky Strikes Lanes for the seriously ill children and families of Starlight Children’s Foundations
For the second consecutive year, TIAA-CREF has chosen Starlight as a recipient charity of its annual Employee Volunteer Fair.
The Colorado Crush invited Starlight Children’s Foundation kids and families to a game and party!
Before the game, children will enjoy face painting, a petting zoo, and inflatable games and more! Post-game highlights include the children meeting the players, cheerleaders and even Crusher, their mascot! READ MORE
Starlight unveils Starlight SiteTM for Pediatric Patients and their families at the new Ronald McDonald House in Denver
Starlight Children’s Foundation of Colorado opens a state of the art Starlight Site entertainment facility, for children and teens, complete with a flat screen TV, colorful fish tank as well as numerous toys and activities packaged in unique architecture to represent the city of Denver, that will brighten long family stays at the newest Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital. READ MORE
Starlight Children’s Foundation’s 2nd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Mardi Gras in Denver? Attend the most entertaining party of the year and help make a world of difference for seriously ill children and their families. Starlight Children’s Foundation, recipient the El Pomar Award for Excellence, hosts its signature event at the trendy and hip venue - Mile High Station. READ MORE
Starlight Children’s Foundation and Starbucks Partner to Impact Seriously ill Children through Joy Drive and Blossoms of Light Events
Starlight Children’s Foundation and Starbucks Coffee Company will partner for the sixth year to bring cheer to the children and families of Starlight this holiday season through two programs: the annual Joy Drive and a preview night event at the Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light. READ MORE