A group from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of IL organized a volunteer team to create Alyssa’s Starter Art Kits (SAKs) to support the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in time for the Christmas season.  A total of 12 volunteers set a record of 30 minutes to complete 200 Alyssa SAKs!

AAFH earns Matching Dollars for each volunteer hour and has been a community partner of BCBSIL since 2016!  This volunteer effort was led by Denise Perez-Cabrera, Executive Secretary of Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope.  We appreciate Denise for her dedication to AAFH.

These Alyssa SAKs will be delivered to teens and young adults with cancer who are being treated at hospitals and medical facilities across Illinois, Florida, Nevada, and Mexico.

A big ‘Thank You’ to our volunteers from BCBSIL and all the volunteers who helped us during 2017.  A total of 805 Alyssa Starter Art Kits have been delivered this year and made possible because of all of YOU.