This June, our ARVF team premiered the first online edition of The Victorious Voice - a monthly newsletter that features our recent programs and initiatives to support hospitalized teens nationally!
Click below to read about Teen Kits, Champion Sponsors, Amazon Smile, and so much more!
This year, we have assembled 458 Teen Kits and Bandana Pillows shipped to 22 children’s hospitals and children’s rehabilitation hospitals both locally and throughout the country! We also continue to support and restock all the arts & crafts projects and activities to 43 Alicia’s Art Carts. Most recently, Alicia’s Art Cart was provided to the CASTLE Pediatric Behavioral Health at Virtua, Camden, NJ.
We hope that you are inspired by a local teen who shares her experiences with Alicia's Art Cart and that you discover the profound difference your contributions make in our community. In these challenging times, please consider supporting our efforts so that we can continue to provide these much-needed programs for children with critical illnesses.
Wishing you and your family health and safety this summer,
Teen Kits to the Rescue
Hospitalized teens are never forgotten, especially in our own communities. During COVID-19, ARVF shipped 75 Teen Kits & Bandana Pillows to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA. The Teen Kit features a new look, with a grey drawstring bag, and our very own All About You Activity Journal. The Teen Kit & Bandana Pillow helps to make staying in a hospital more comfortable and fun.
And we can never forget the Child Life staff and health care workers who continue to work tirelessly throughout COVID-19. THANK YOU!
New Teen Kit Premiers at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Teens with serious illnesses or injuries may stay in the hospital for weeks or even longer. Although they may connect with friends via social media or spend time watching TV, relieving stress is very important for emotional recovery. Alicia’s Art Cart, one of the Victorious 4 Teens programs, delights teens with supplies such as oil pastels, water-color paints, tempera paint, markers, clay, and beading to create artwork, jewelry, and crafts. Virtual Hospital Pediatric Nurse Director Leslie Oleaga states “People assume that with age, teenagers have developed the appropriate tools for coping. However, adolescents and teenagers benefit most from opportunities for control and personal expression – which can often be beautifully displayed through art.”
Thank you for sharing the love!
Thank You to our 2020
Victorious Champion Sponsors
A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for their continued support. Although the pandemic has changed the face of our event plans for 2020, our Champions have allowed us to fulfill innovative programs that support and enrich the social and emotional needs of hospitalized teens with the programs and activities they need.
A New Season, A New Look for our 12th Annual Victorious 5K
'Tis the season for embracing the spirit of giving! This December 6th, lace-up your sneakers, and don your favorite winter hat to join over 300 runners & walkers for the ARVF Candy Cane Dash. Spread good cheer whether you walk or run to benefit teens battling cancer & other life-threatening illnesses.
Register today for the Sweet Tooth Special! Registration is open to participants of all ages. For children under age 14, entry fees are discounted, and children under age 5 can attend for free.
If this event cannot be held “live”, the event will be “virtual”; details to follow.
Sweet Tooth Special
$20 until October 3 at 11:59 p.m. - Register Early & Save!
Victorious Community Service & Volunteerism
Each winter, local elementary, middle, high school, and college students participate in Teen Cancer Awareness Week (TCAW) to raise awareness for teens receiving treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illness. Bandana Days, Purple Days, and Teen Cancer Awareness Week inspire youth community service and volunteerism.
For over 7 years, Monongahela Middle School in Deptford, NJ has participated in TCAW through Bandana Days, Purple Days, and other fundraisers. This past Valentine’s Day, students and staff showed us their purple hearts and raised $2,398.70. We are so grateful for their continued dedication and support!
How Can You Get Involved?
- Join our Youth Leadership Council (YLC) open to all high school students
- Host a Bandana Day at your school or club
- Have your own Teens 4 Teens fundraiser
- Volunteer in our office, or staff an event
Be Amazing with Amazon Smile!
Please consider downloading the new AmazonSmile Shopping app and select the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation as your charity of choice. For every eligible AmazonSmile purchase, 0.5% of the proceeds will be donated to Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation (ARVF Corporation), at no cost to you.
The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation is a national non-profit organization providing age-appropriate programs and activities for children and teens receiving treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Look forward to learning about our Youth Leadership Council in the July Edition of The Victorious Voice!
Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation · 2115 Voorhees Town Ctr, Voorhees, NJ 08043