The BCBS of IL employees organized a volunteer team on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 to create Alyssa’s Starter Art Kits (SAKs) in support of the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope (AAFH) in time for this Christmas season. A total of 36 volunteers set a record of 45 minutes time to complete 200 Alyssa SAKs!

AAFH earns Matching Dollars for each volunteer hour logged into Blue Corps and has been a community partner 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 Alyssa’s foundation.

These Alyssa SAKs will be delivered to teens and young adults being treated for cancer and other life threatening diseases at hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across Illinois, Florida and Mexico.

A big “THANK YOU!” to our volunteers from BCBSIL and all the volunteers who helped us during 2018. A total of 1,030 Alyssa Starter Art Kits have been delivered during 2018 and it is only because of YOU, our volunteers! You have our sincere gratitude.