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Starlight Fun Center Will Bring Joy and Laughter to Renown Children’s Hospital

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

What: The holidays are coming early to Renown Children’s Hospital this year. The hospital will be receiving two Starlight Fun Centers featuring a Nintendo Wii, DVD player and a Sharp AQUOS LCD TV.

Starlight Fun Centers are made to roll right up to the side of a patient bed conveniently offering children a distraction during medical treatments. Fun Centers have helped countless patients counter the isolation and fear often experienced by children in hospital settings. The Starlight Fun Centers were made possible by Save Mart, Nestlé, California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizza and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Where: Renown Regional Medical Center, 1155 Mill Street, Reno , NV 89502
*Mill Street Parking is recommended.

When: Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, 2 p.m.

Visuals: Photo and interview opportunities will be available with patients, hospital staff, Save Mart and Starlight representatives. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will also take place.

About Starlight Children’s Foundation
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 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.

All media must be escorted on hospital property. To ensure uninterrupted access to the event, please contact Nicole Shearer at 775-772-5191. For more information about Starlight Children’s Foundation, contact Melanie Pargaat at 323-556-3315.