Actress Bailee Madison, who appeared most recently in the movie “Parental Guidance” and stars as young Snow White on the hit ABC show “Once Upon a Time,” is expanding her role with the Starlight Children's Foundation by becoming a Starlight Ambassador and helping the organization kick off its 30th anniversary celebration with a variety of activities scheduled around Starlight Day on May 3.
In the morning at 10:30 Bailee will make a special stop at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where she will visit with kids who are hospitalized with serious or chronic illness. Then at 4pm PST, fans will get the chance to Tweet questions to Bailee using #Starlight30 during a live Twitter Video Chat.
Bailee was inspired to help Starlight Children’s Foundation to improve the life and health of kids and their families in 2008 when she attended her first Starlight gala. Since then, the young actress has proven her dedication to Starlight families by appearing in public service announcements, attending hospital and community-based events and co-hosting Starlight’s annual gala, the very same event that first drew her to the cause. In 2009, Bailee was named spokesperson for Starlight’s StarPower Ambassador program, which encouraged young people throughout the United States to make a difference in the lives of hospitalized and chronically ill children.
As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actors, Bailee has a larger platform than ever to spread awareness of Starlight’s unique mission to partner with healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals around the world and has accepted the challenge to expand her role as a Starlight Ambassador. In her new role, Bailee leads Starlight Day, Starlight’s one-day Twitter campaign that calls attention to the millions of hospitalized children around the world and how hospitalization impacts their childhood. Additionally, she looks for ways to connect with Starlight families – at the hospital, in the community, and online – as well as to support Starlight’s domestic and international markets with every opportunity she gets.
Serving more than 60 million children and their families since inception, Starlight is a global children’s charity that improves the life and health of kids and families. Through a continuum of support for children and their families — from the moment of diagnosis through the course of treatment – they offer educational programs that help sick children understand medical procedures, manage their illnesses and develop coping strategies; entertainment programs that boost spirits, reduce the need for pain medication, and provide distraction therapy; technology- and community-based programs that connect isolated, sick youth with their peers; and family events that allow sick children and their families to relax, have fun, and reconnect outside the hospital environment. Find out more here.