HOUSTON, TX - As a part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Astros were selected by Major League Baseball to donate 200 Starlight Brave Gowns to a local pediatric cancer hospital. The Astros Foundation and The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital partnered to host an event this morning and donate the gowns. This morning’s activities included Sweet Cup Gelato tasting, photo booths, activities conducted by the Astros Shuttle Crew, a DJ, and visits with Orbit and Astros players Kyle Tucker and Myles Straw!
“It is a great experience for our pediatric patients and families to be supported by the Astros and Starlight Foundation,” said Nicole Rosburg, manager of Child Life Services at MD Anderson. “Events like this offer a sense of hope in their cancer journey.”
ABOUT THE ASTROS FOUNDATION:
The Astros Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros, seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs, the recognition and honor of our nation’s military, childhood cancer awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. Our cornerstone initiatives include the Community Leaders program, the Astros Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program. For more information on the Astros Foundation, please visit www.astros.com/foundation.
About MD ANDERSON Children’s CANCER HOSPITAL:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital exists within MD Anderson in Houston, one of only 50 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The children’s hospital brings hope to families, offering the most advanced childhood cancer treatments while developing and incorporating research-driven therapies into individual care. Unique supportive services, including an accredited K-12 school for patients, are offered. The faculty and staff actively work with patients and their families and caregivers to provide a supportive, kid-friendly environment.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation:
Starlight delivers happiness to seriously ill children and their families. Since 1982, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted more than 16 million critically, chronically and terminally ill or injured children across the US. With your help, more kids and their families will enjoy Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, Starlight Gaming, and other Starlight programs at a children’s hospital or facility near you. Visit startlight.org to help us deliver happiness.