Alyssa SAKs & Music Instruments Delivered to the Proton Center - December 2015

Delivery of Alyssa Starter Art Kits (SAKs) and Music Instruments by AAFH President, Yoli Alvin, Advisory Board member, Marianne Cirone, and AAFH Volunteer, Gwen Pastryk to the NW Medicine Chicago Proton Center in Warrenville, IL on Tuesday, December 15th.

This year, at least half of the Gift Recipients were teens and young adult patients being treated at the Proton Center.  Here are some photos of the young patients we met that are being treated at the Proton Center.  With the delivery of the SAKs and musical instruments, the Proton Center can now share Alyssa’s love of Music and Art with more teens and young adult patients.

In 2015, we have honored fourteen Gift Requests which include four Beats by Dr. Dre Headsets, four professional Art Packages, two electronic keyboards with headsets, two acoustic guitars, one Novation Launchpad pro electronic instrument and one other young adult will receive two Lollapalooza tickets (as soon as they go on sale in Spring 2016)!

Thank you to the NW Medicine Chicago Proton Center for giving us the opportunity to share the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope with the young patients there!

20 Balloon Release for Alyssa in Wheeler Park in Geneva, Illinois - August 11, 2015

Miniature Golf Benefit at Wheeler Park in Geneva, Illinois - August 11, 2015

Honoring Alyssa's Eternal Life at RMH Rooftop in Chicago - July 11, 2015


Italian Accordion & Ukulele donated & added to RMH Music Instrument Collection July 11

Alyssa's Volunteer Team Meal Prep at RMH in Chicago - July 11, 2015


Music Instruments Donated by Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope to RMH in Chicago, RMH in Winfield & Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago June 2015

Maud Powell String Quartet Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House in Chicago May 23, 2015

Tri-M Music Honor Society holds Music Instrument & Donation Drive - May 7th at GHS Band Performance & May 12th at GHS Orchestra Performance & May 15th at Annual Art Exhibit at Geneva High School Atrium  

Zumba Benefit at St. Joseph the Worker Parish-Wheeling, IL on Sunday, May 3, 2015


1st Benefit Recital at The Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove, IL on April 18, 2015

Ronald McDonald House Brunch on March 29, 2015

Pictures from Alyssa's Life

If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart... I’ll always be with you.
— from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Lasting memories...