Starlight Children's Foundation, Save Mart donate Fun Centers to Children's Hospital Central California
Alicia Rockwell, Director of Public Affairs
Starlight Children's Foundation, Save Mart donate Fun Centers to
Children’s Hospital Central California
Fun Centers Ease a Child’s Fear of Treatments and Hospital Stay
Modesto, Calif., January 31, 2012 –Save Mart/FoodMaxx Supermarkets and the Starlight Foundation presented Children’s Hospital Central California with four mobile fun centers. In total 10 Fun Centers were donated to three additional Northern California Hospitals. Mercy Medical Center, Fremont-Rideout Health Group, and Kaiser Permanente received two Fun Centers each.
The mobile Fun Centers each include a combined Nintendo Wii, DVD player and Sharp AQUOS (LCD) liquid crystal display television. The Fun Centers can be used throughout the inpatient units in the hospital, either at the bedside or in the playroom.
The devices each are valued at approximately $4,500, and are made possible through the generosity of Save Mart/FoodMaxx Supermarkets, Nestlé and California Pizza Kitchen. The gifts were made possible through the efforts of the Starlight Children's Foundation, which provides an array of programs for sick and injured children to ease the isolation and loneliness of hospitalization.
Two patients jump in to test drive one of the new Starlight Fun Centers.
Shown above are, from left, Alicia Rockwell, Save Mart director of public affairs; Dan Spengler, FoodMaxx category manager and Chris Draper from Nestle Pizza.
About Save Mart Supermarkets
Save Mart Supermarkets, a California corporation, owns and operates more than 233 stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada under the Save Mart, S-Mart Foods, Lucky, Maxx Value Foods, and FoodMaxx banners. Headquartered in Modesto, Calif. since the company was founded in 1952, Save
Mart Supermarkets has always believed in supporting local suppliers and producers, and is actively engaged with the charities and causes of the communities where its stores do business. For more information on the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets, please visit www.SaveMart.com, www.LuckySupermarkets.com, and www.FoodMaxx.com.
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.