"Even though I would wear bandanas and hats to cover my dome, not everyone was well informed of my condition and I was humiliated and intimidated when I was asked to take off my hat because of school policy." – Alicia, 2002
After Alicia lost her battle with cancer, her friends decided that students needed to raise awareness about the struggles that teen cancer patients face. Your classroom, club, or team can be part of a national Teens 4 Teens movement to raise awareness for teens battling cancer. By hosting a Bandana Day at your school, students choose a colorful and fun bandana or a bandana band to wear on one day. Proceeds from these events support our Victorious 4 Teens programs for hospitalized teens. You can even personalize your event by having it in memory/honor of someone you know who has battled cancer, or another illness, and reigns as a local role model. What better way for your school to “show their colors” for friends or family members that cannot attend school with their peers?
Have a Teen Kit Drive
Hospitalized teens are always looking for things to do while waiting around for treatments. Have a Teen Kit Drive to collect: Boys & Girls socks, Lip Balm, Tic-Tacs, Fabric Markers, or playing cards. The items must be new, unused, and preferably still in original packaging. Once your Teen Kit Drive is completed, you can either mail or bring the items to our office and the items will get shipped in a Teen Kit for a hospitalized teen!
Be Creative! Do Your Own Thing!
Raising funds for the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation is fun and exciting! YOUR imagination is the key! All the proceeds from your “fun”- raiser will directly support Victorious 4 Teens programs in your local hospital. Here are just a few “fun” ideas:
- Have a Dance, Swim, or Bowl-a-Thon.
- Make your own ARVF cut-outs. Students write their names, & have a contest for the class with the most roses gets a prize!
- Teacher ‘Dress Down Day’.
- Have a Fashion Show! Students taking sewing classes can demonstrate their talents making apparel out of bandanas!!!
- Have a Bake Sale with a contest for best-baked goods.