STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Bringing a smile for the start of 2022, Richmond University Medical Center received a Nintendo Switch portable video gaming system donated by the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
The system will be used on the hospital’s pediatric unit’s playroom, or can be rolled into a child’s room. Since 1982, Starlight Children’s Foundation has donated toys, books, video games and other items to comfort and entertain children in hospitals across the United States.
ABOUT STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Since its inception in 1982, the Foundation has impacted over 17 million seriously ill or injured children. The Foundation is a pioneer in the humanitarian endeavor of philanthropic commitment to pediatric care. The co-founders, filmmaker Peter Samuelson and his cousin, actress Emma Samms, initially delivered happiness to the very first Starlight kid by hosting him and his mom on a trip to Disneyland.
On Feb. 2, 1983, Starlight was officially incorporated in the United States as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Peter and Emma drew inspiration for our name and first logo from the famous poem, “Star light, star bright/First star I see tonight/I wish I may, I wish I might/Have this wish I wish tonight.”
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ABOUT RICHMOND UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
RUMC is 470+ bed healthcare facility and teaching institution serving borough residents as a leader in the areas of acute, medical and surgical care, including emergency care, surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, gastroenterology, cardiology, pediatrics, podiatry, endocrinology, urology, oncology, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care and maternal health. To learn more, please click here.
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