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Alyssa Alvin Foundation gives hope to cancer survivors through music and art

Oct 14, 2015 09:19AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope presents, "La Fiesta de Arte" on Sun., Oct. 18, from 3–6pm at El Molcajete. The benefit art exhibit features Monica Bâlc, a fine artist from Chicago, who was inspired to help AAFH with their mission. Alexis and Charlotte Giff will be performing a violin duet during the beginning of the art exhibit. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Alyssa Alvin was a Geneva high school freshman when she was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 14 and sadly, she lost her battle with leukemia in 2014 at the age of 18. Music was a huge part of Alyssa’s life and her talent and passion was evident to anyone who heard her play. Alyssa’s parents started the foundation with the intention of sharing hope and joy with young cancer survivors by providing musical instruments and art supplies.

A variety of art pieces by local artists have been donated for the benefit, as well as art pieces from Mexico for the silent auction. In addition, gift certificates from Graham's Chocolate & Ice Cream, The Little Traveler, Southwest Trading Company, Fallen Star Tattoo and art jewelry from Livingstone Jewelry will be available for auction.

The art Silent Auction will begin at 3pm, with the winners announced at 5pm. The event will conclude with Latin music and dancing. Dinner reservations are available after the event, please support our sponsor and call 630-457-5348 to reserve your table. Tickets are available for $10 online or for $15 at the door. 227 S. Third Street, Geneva.