Dave Koz Brings Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Kids

Dave Koz Brings Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Kids

$100,000 donation will help children in 20 cities

Grammy® nominated Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz has raised $100,000 to improve the life and health of kids in the 20 cities that he will visit on his “Dave Koz and Friends 2013 Christmas Tour.” The donation was raised via silent auction onboard the sold-out Dave Koz and Friends at Sea 2013 cruise to the Mediterranean. The funds will provide for three Starlight Tablets and toys and items valued at $500 as requested by each hospital through their Starlight Wish List on Starlight.org.

Dave has served as Starlight’s Global Ambassador since 1993, harnessing his worldwide appeal to raise funds and awareness for Starlight’s mission to improve the life and health of kids and families from hospital to home. In addition to donating his musical talents to Starlight’s fundraising events, Dave engages fans on the Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruise and during concerts to support Starlight programs. He also donates 100 percent of his profits from the sale of KOZ Wines (available at California Pizza Kitchen and Whole Foods), no less than 10 percent of the purchase price per bottle, to Starlight.

“I’m blessed to have the most amazing fans who stand alongside me in support of children in need,” said Dave. “I’m honored to translate my fans’ generosity into items that will make the hospital experience better for so many kids across the country.”

“Dave and his fans, and the entire Koz family are incredible supporters of Starlight’s mission,” said Jacqueline Hart-Ibrahim, Starlight Global CEO. “We are so honored and excited to have funds generated from the Dave Koz cruise support hospitalized kids across the United States through Starlight Tablets and Starlight Wish Lists. This generous gift will help so many hospitalized kids both through the holiday season and throughout the year.”

Click here to learn more about the donation raised on the Dave Koz and Friends at Sea 2013 cruise. 

You can help Dave improve the hospital experience for pediatric patients at these hospitals, too. Click on a button below to view that hospital’s Starlight Wish List, purchase the items of your choice, and we’ll ship them directly to the hospital!