Shine Bright is a program that rallies the support and goodwill of the community for the brave patient heroes and families of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, as well as for the dedicated staff who work tirelessly to brighten their days.

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Customizing your photo with the "SHINE BRIGHT" filter and sharing it on your social networks, you not only show the patients, families and staff of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt how much you support them, you encourage others to follow suit.

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Write A Card

We recognize the power that a few words of encouragement can have. You will find letter-writing stations throughout Middle Tennessee to make it easy to brighten someone’s day.

Visit any of these stations through January 2016 to write a message or draw a picture, and we’ll deliver your encouraging note to the hospital.

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Give your support 140 characters at a time! Your tweets of encouragement will help spread brightness instantly and encourage others to do the same. Every share makes a difference.

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Patient Hero Stories

As the most comprehensive children’s hospital in Tennessee, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is committed to caring for children and their families. Patients travel to Children’s Hospital from all around the region and beyond—to receive the best family-centered care.

Every patient is unique. Every patient is special.

Click below to read a few inspiring stories.

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Beginning December 2015 through the end of January 2016, The Nashville Predators and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be randomly selecting winners based on their #ShineBright posts to give away (6) Predators Prize packs (which may include VIP tickets, signed hockey sticks and jerseys). (1) Grand Prizewinner will be selected from all posts to receive a once in a lifetime VIP Predator experience courtesy of The Nashville Predators.

The Grand Prize includes a VIP tour before the game (winners will go in the penalty box during pre-game skate and watch from that ice-level position!) 501Club suite tickets and an autographed item.

There is no purchase, follow or comment necessary to be eligible to win, but your shares and/or posts must be public. Each post must include #ShineBright and tag @vumcchildren, multiple entries welcome.

Fans are encouraged to post early and often and to share the opportunity with friends and family.