After Alicia’s passing on October 10, 2002, her parents, Mario and Gisele DiNatale, decided they needed to do something to honor Alicia and other courageous teens like her, and by December 2002, the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation (ARVF) was created. The ARVF mission is to provide strength and support for hospitalized children and to enhance the quality of life for adolescents with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception, ARVF has raised over $2.5 million, supporting hospitals by providing “Victorious 4 Teens” Teen Lounges, enhancements, activities, Art Carts, teen kits and bandana pillows. More than 70,000 children throughout the country have been touched in some way by ARVF! ARVF is proud to be part of the healing while waiting for the cure.

Since 2009, the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation has supported Virtua with many gifts of teen kits and bandana pillows. We are proud that three Virtua facilities – Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and our CASTLE program in Camden – host Alicia’s Art Cart, and in 2011, ARVF’s gift of $15,000 established the much-loved Teen Lounge at Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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