After Alicia’s passing on October 10, 2002, her parents Mario & Gisele decided they needed to do something to honor her and other courageous teens like her. The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation officially began in the basement of Alicia’s home, and a storage space, in Voorhees, NJ. They outgrew these tiny quarters, and moved to an office in Gibbsboro, NJ. In 2003, the first Teen Lounge was created at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. And in August, 2011, ARVF moved to its current location in the Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ where thousands of Teen Kits are assembled & Bandana Pillows sewed by volunteers.
Since its inception, ARVF has raised over $2.5 million providing “Victorious 4 Teens” Teen Lounges, Activities, and Teen Kits & Bandana Pillows. Over 70,000 children throughout the country have been touched in some way by ARVF, and they are proud to be a part of the healing while waiting for the cure.