We want to give a special thank you to everyone who attended the ”Under the Summer Sky” Rooftop Concert in honor and in celebration of Alyssa, our beloved daughter’s life and in whose name our Foundation is named after.

It’s always a great experience to partner with the RMH in Chicago.  This was a special place for Alyssa and for her parents as it gave us the opportunity to stay as close as possible to her during her stay at Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

We are grateful for the music contribution by the School of Rock from Elmhurst, IL which was fabulous!  Some of the cover songs they played included Paradise City, Hotel California, Don’t Let Me Down, Money, Call Me and War Pigs.  It was a wonderful evening of music and delicious food at the Taco Bar, we hope everyone enjoyed it.  We thank the donors of all the food ingredients that made this a delicious meal!

We appreciate the businesses for their donations of the silent auction items and the winners of the auction for their generous donations. The Little Traveler, Janet Kral (Cole Haan Handbag), Old Towne Pub & Eatery, Geneva Spice House, Villa Verone, Kernel Gourmet Popcorn, Kevin Cervantes (Aurora Borealis over Chicago), Alvin Family (Alyssa’s Geisha Collage, Kate Spade Wallet, Brighton Jewelry and Chianti’s Wine Basket) and El Molcajete Mexican Restaurant.

A special THANK YOU to all our volunteers who helped make this a successful event: Rafael, Jen, Christina C., Christina D., Denise, Marianne, Mary Jane, Nancy A., Nancy G., Gracie, Grace, Lori, Sarah, Isabella, Vince, Carmen, Maria (Tia Licha), Adrienne, Tara, Daniel and Marina.  A big "shout out" to Rafael for manning the grill and cooking the steak and chicken to perfection!

A note of recognition to one of our gift recipients, Elijah Rivers, for sharing his story with our guests.

We cannot do this alone but with all of us together, we can give HOPE through Music & Art to teens and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.

We want to share some of the photos from the Rooftop Concert and video of the event.  We hope everyone had an enjoyable time!