What better day to talk about gifts that give back than Giving Tuesday. I love finding ways to give back that make an impact right here at home. One of the gifts that some of the kids in my life will be getting this year include “Flash” the Starlight Bear for 2016.
“Flash” is the 8th Limited Edition Collectible Starlight Bear for 2016, and boy is he ever huggable and cute. Beyond that, he is a bear with a mission. With each bear sold, a portion of each sale goes towards funding Starlight Canada’s in and out-of-hospital programs, brightening the lives of seriously ill children across Canada. Programs like special outings with family and friends, in hospital activity kits and game centers, or even once in a lifetime adventures to make memories to last a lifetime.
This years bear is inspired by Noah, a courageous young boy that was diagnosed with Pompe disease back in 2011 at the age of two. Pompe disease is a rare genetic disease that affects muscle growth, and in Noah’s case, it means an enlarged heart. Flash encompasses Noah’s favourite colour orange, while the rainbow tie reflects his happy disposition despite the many challenges of having a serious illness. The bow tie also represents Noah’s love for looking dapper wherever he goes.
You can find Flash at www.toyrus.ca and/or at all participating Toys “R” Us stores across Canada for $17.99. To learn more about the Starlight Children’s Foundation visit http://www.starlightcanada.org/. You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.