Starlight Children's foundation to hold annual fundraising Gala

StarlightDionne Warwick, Legendary Saxophonist Dave Koz and Other Special Guests Gather for a Fun Night of Entertainment for the Whole Family, Awards Presentations and Fundraising for Programs that Serve Seriously Ill Children and Their Families

LOS ANGELES, USA - Starlight Children s Foundation ( will present Noel R. Wallace, of Colgate-Palmolive Company, with the 2010 Jacki Carlish Humanitarian Award and Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield, of California Pizza Kitchen, with the 2010 Heart of Gold Award at A Stellar Night, Starlight s annual gala.

With a performance by Dionne Warwick, hosted by Starlight's Global Ambassador and jazz legend Dave Koz and sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen, Nintendo of America, Disney, Debbie and Glen Bickerstaff, and Insomniac Games, A Stellar Night will bring the incredible stories of its children, families and programs into the spotlight, and honor entertainment industry leaders and humanitarians whose hope and compassion have helped combat the pair, fear and isolation experienced by seriously ill children and their families.

As always, A Stellar Night encourages supporters to invite their children and grandchildren to hang out and have fun with the gala s young celebrity guests and learn early lessons of philanthropy at its ever-popular (and larger) Kid s Lounge.

Co-Chairs of Starlight s annual gala include Carol Savoie, David Getson and John Rosenberg.

WHERE: Century Plaza Hyatt Hotel
2025 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

WHEN: Friday, March 19, 2010

Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

COST: $500.00 adults, $100.00 children (All proceeds benefit Starlight.)

For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit, or contact Joan Ford at (323) 556-3323 or [email protected].


When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 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

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