The Leap Back 2009 Convention Charity



Our Charity
"One Leap... Many Hearts"



Raised for the Starlight Children's Foundation!
29,887.90 donations/tickets + $8,904.00 auction + $2,925.00 raffles

Starlight Children's Foundation

The Leap Back 2009 proudly supports the Starlight Children's Foundation! Proceeds made from the convention after all expenses were paid were donated to this fantastic organization. We also held a special charity auction featuring rare memorabilia of which 100% of the proceeds were given to the foundation!

In "Quantum Leap", Dr. Sam Beckett leaped from life to life, putting things right that once went wrong. In real life, we can't change history, but we can make things a little more right for many of these children that the foundation assists! We believe every person can make a difference in a child's life. By purchasing your admission to this convention, you helped make a difference in a child's life. If you were unable to attend, we hope you'll make a contribution to the Starlight Children's Foundation through their website or by calling (310) 479-1212.

Here is an introduction taken from the Starlight Children Foundation's website:

Starlight Children's Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a world of difference for seriously ill children and their families. 

We touch the lives of a sick child and family all along their journey through a serious illness, from the time of diagnosis all the way through, in the hospital and at home.  Families become part of our community and we work hard to meet their needs in a wide variety of ways.  We build playrooms and teen lounges in hospitals and provide PC Pals and Fun Centers so kids can play games, e-mail, chat with friends, and even do their homework from their hospital bed.  We bring in entertainers and sponsor parties for kids who are stuck in the hospital.  When the kids get to go home, we keep them connected them through online chat rooms and special outings for the entire family.  We provide them with information about specific illnesses and treatments on our websites and through videos and games we create.  We distribute hundreds of thousands of books and toys every year.  We are there for them at the time they need it most.

Starlight softens the hard edges of what a family experiences when a child has a serious illness.  We create a sense of community between families who are having similar experiences by providing opportunities for them to escape the hospital, doctors, nurses, needles and treatments and doing something fun where they get to join others and just feel "normal" again--perhaps even forgetting that anyone is sick for a short while.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.starlight.org to learn more about what this great organization does worldwide for children with serious illnesses! Please watch this short video telling you a little more about Starlight Children's Foundation.

*Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation changed their name to Starlight Children's Foundation in 2008.

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The Leap Back 2009, Inc. 2006-2009 has been closed as of December 31st, 2009. This website remains as an archive of the convention and as an informational venue maintained by Al's Place Quantum Leap Fansite.