Ask about Parenting: Starlight

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation helps seriously ill children and families cope with the pain, fears and isolation that comes with prolonged care. They serve more than 180,000 children a month through entertainment, education and family activities. Last March, Robin McGraw received the foundation's Heart of Gold award, which is presented to an individual who has a deep commitment to children.

"I said at the time that I would make a pledge to pay $500 for every seat filled today by this foundation," Dr. Phil announces. The audience tally is 170.

Steve Davidson, President of The Dr. Phil Foundation, presents a check for $85,000 to Paula Van Ness, CEO of Starlight Starbright.


"Starlight Starbright just does a great job, and we want to continue being associated with y'all and helping you with everything," Dr. Phil says.

"We will put this to work right away," Paula says.