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September  2011


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FALL Calendar of FUNdraising Events



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Sat. Sept. 24th
Rodman Ride for Kids


Join the Starlight cycling team and ride for a cause! Every dollar is matched by The Ride -- stretching each donation to make an even greater difference! 

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Sat. Nov. 5th
Casino Royale
Enjoy a glamorous night out for a good cause!
Casino Games - Silent Auction - Dinner

Las Vegas Diamond Getaway for Two
(trip includes airfare!)

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our upcoming fundraising events, please contact us!

Greetings, Starlight Friends and Supporters!

Starlight was fortunate to celebrate a summer full of wonderful Great Escapes with our families. We organized dozens of activities and events, including Duck Tours throughout Boston, cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, Red Sox and New England Revolution games and much more!

In looking back at our wonderful summer, we thought we would share a nice letter from a Starlight parent…

My son Caleb and I want to thank you SO much for the opportunity you gave us to see the New England Revolution play at Gillette Stadium! The night was an exciting one for Caleb and the opportunity came at the perfect time! Caleb spent the past 12 months having weekly chemotherapy to treat cancer. He recently began a break in treatment and is feeling much of his energy return. NEW_StarlightFamiliesShare_ASpecialThankYouFromAStarlightMom_CalebsStory 

This spring, he decided to play soccer instead of baseball (much to his father's dismay!). He just completed several weeks of indoor soccer and is excited to sign up for the outdoor league in our town as well! Only a couple days before we found out about the opportunity to see the New England Revolution play, Caleb asked if there was a professional team for soccer. When we told him about the team, he asked if we could possibly go to a game some day. So, you can imagine his excitement when he found out where we were going this past weekend! He didn't take his eyes off the field for the whole game--something has to be pretty exciting to keep this 7-year old focused for so long! He studied the program to learn about the players and asked a ton of questions about the game. He loved the whole experience!

Caleb missed so many opportunities to "just be a kid" this past year. Thank you so much for giving him a wonderful opportunity to just be a kid and learn about a new sport! The New England Revolution definitely has a new, devoted fan!

Thank You!-A Starlight Mom

Bringing joy to children like Caleb is Starlight’s mission; join us at one or both of our fall fundraisers to help us raise the funds we need to continue to bring Great Escapes and other Starlight programs to seriously ill children. 

The Rodman Ride is under way and we need your help! Here are three ways you can support The Ride!

Become a rider yourself!
Join Starlight’s Riding Team. Pledge to complete 25,50 or 100 miles. Raise funds and enjoy an amazing day of events on September 24!
Sign up here!

Make a donation to support our riders!
This year, we hope to raise $30,000 at The Ride. We have Starlight dad-and-son teams, company teams and dedicated individuals riding on Starlight’s behalf. Motivate them with your support. Click here to make a donation today!

Take part in theStarlight Spinathon! - NEW
For those supporters who cannot make The Ride - or prefer air conditioning – join us at Boston Sports Club Fenway for our Starlight Spinathon!

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Sign up at Choose “virtual rider”, start raising funds and join us to spin out!

Upcoming event!

Small sav the date

Save the date for Starlight New England’s Casino Night
on November 5, 2011, hosted by the Sherborn Inn.

Casino Games, Silent Auction and Dinner!

The evening’s GRAND PRIZE is a
Las Vegas Diamond Getaway for Two
(Trip includes airfare!)

Tickets are limited. RSVP online at

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Looking for Donations

  • Movie Passes
  • Tickets to events, sporting events and concerts
  • Red Sox Memorabilia in groups of 25
  • Bottled Water and packaged snacks in quantities of 30
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies (must be new and in original packaging)



Kelly Duda, CCLS

Northeast Region Director


Jonelle Prill-Tate

Community Development Officer


Colleen Ramsey, CTRS

Great Escapes New Hampshire

Jacqueline Hung
Community Program Coordinator


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