Shine A Light For Sweet Dreams! Brighten A Hospital Stay For Children During The Holidays

Dr. Deanna Lites
November 28, 2018 - 10:34 pm

Credit / Beaumont Hospital - Moonbeams


DETROIT (WWJ) - If you want to put a smile on the faces of some kids that are spending the holidays hospitalized ... it's time to grab a flashlight and head to Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak.

Children who are in the hospital, can feel alone and sometimes it's hard for them to fall asleep at night says WWJ's health reporter Dr. Deanna Lites. 

That's where you can help by being a part of Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams.

Every evening at 8 p.m. during the month of December pediatric patients will shine flashlights from the hospital windows and look for people from the community who are standing outside the hospital to flash them back. It only takes a few minutes, but it will mean a lot to these young patients and their families.

Here are the details! 

Plan to arrive by 7:45 p.m. and allow time to park. Carpooling is recommended. Participants will gather on the sidewalk near the Medical Office building and across from the East entrance. Groups of 30 or more are encouraged to register at 

Parking is available in the small parking lot across from the North Parking Deck and just East of the Medical Office Building on the Beaumont, Royal Oak campus.  From the Thirteen Mile entrance, follow the blue signs toward the North parking deck and park in the lot across from the parking deck entrance. Additional parking is also available near the Coolidge entrance and at the Neuroscience Center. 

This takes place every night in December from the first of the month through Dec. 31!