A longtime resident of New Jersey, Harvey Bell earned his MBA from Texas A&M University. Outside of work, Harvey Bell supports charities including the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Children who are confined in hospitals are often in pain, fearful, and stressed. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide these children as well as their families with joyful moments because, despite their life-threatening conditions, they are still children. Starlight’s latest program is the Starlight Xperience.
This pioneering new technology initiative, utilizing virtual reality, provides millions of children who are ill with a captivating and fun way of seeing the world and beyond. Starlight Xperience consists of a hospital-customized and cutting-edge headset preloaded with content that is age-relevant and designed to entertain and provide a distraction for children who are hospitalized.
Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company collaborated to create the Starlight Xperience. It will be made available to over 800 children’s hospitals throughout the US courtesy of funding from Walt Disney, Niagara Cares, and grassroots donors.