Deliveries of Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) were made to three Chicago area hospitals and one hospital in Florida:  John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL (Jan. 4th), Northwestern Medicine-Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL (Jan. 10th), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL (Jan. 12th) and Northwestern Medicine-Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL (Jan. 13th).

Visits were also made to three Ronald McDonald Houses (RMHs) in the Chicago area and one RMH in Florida during January:  RMH East in St. Petersburg, FL. (Jan. 4th), RMH near Lurie Children’s (Jan. 12th), RMH near Loyola (Jan. 16th) and RMH near Central DuPage (Jan. 27th). 

Marianne Cirone (AAFH Board Member) delivered the first Alyssa SAKs to Northwestern Medicine – Delnor Hospital on January 10th to Trina Krischon, Child Life Specialist.  Marianne first met Trina when she worked at Central DuPage Hospital about a year ago and we are happy to share Alyssa SAKs with teens and young adults being treated at Delnor with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.  Our hope is for the young patients to benefit and enjoy the art kits. 

We thank everyone who is making it possible to prepare and make donations for the art kits so more teens and young adults staying at hospitals can explore their creativeness with these art materials!