Finding a Cure for Childhood Cancer - Mystic Force Foundation

Sunrise PD recovers stolen trailer and toys for Childhood Cancer kids.

A huge Thank You to Ian Burke at
Devon & Blakely for your September fundraisers!!

Mystic Force Foundation presents Miami Children's Health Foundation with a check for $125,000 for a very promising trial for children battling Neuroblastoma.


A Memorial Service was held for 3 children who many years ago passed away from Childhood Cancer, at Ojus Elementary School where these Memorial plaques were uncovered by our friend Zoli, a parent who was fixing up the school grounds.
Andrew Magadov
Moreni Saka
Dalili Johnson
Thank You Lisa Hochstein (Real Housewives of Miami) for joining us!


Sunny Suaya raised over $1000 at her Lemonade & Cookie Stand!!!
Thank you Sunny, Mystic Force & all the children
fighting cancer Love You!!!!

Mystic Force Foundation
proudly sponsors Family Fun Night every month at Miami Childrens Hospital Hematology/Oncology Inpatient floor!

A huge thank you to all of our loyal volunteers and those who have donated snacks, food and/or toys!!
Please contact us if you are able to volunteer or donate any items for Family Fun Night
Thanks to all who participated in Cocktails For A Cure!
We raised over $105,000 !!!

September was a very busy month for
Mystic Force Foundation

We collected 16 Childhood Cancer Awareness Proclamations from the cities of Miami Dade County along with one from President Barack Obama and Governor Rick Scott. These Proclamations now hang on the walls of the hematology/oncology floor of
Miami Childrens Hospital.

With the support of Miami Dade County Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, principals and students from schools across the county, we collected 1000 cards and posters made by students and over 500 caps and hats donated by students  for the kids suffering from Childhood Cancer.

Mystic Force Founder, Silvia Vanni , and committee members, Samantha Vanni & Margarita Chambers attended  Curefest in Washington D.C. to help raise awareness of Childhood Cancer on National Mall across from the Whitehouse.

We spoke at many of our area schools to bring awareness to adults as well as students of the dire need for more funding for Childhood Cancer. promoted Childhood Cancer Awareness the entire month of September with a % of profits from their Childhood Cancer jewelry benefiting the Mystic Force Foundation.

MFF Team helps students shop for school supplies at our local Walmart store!!
Thanks to all who attended our
Walk For A Cure / Cycle Of Hope 2013
This year we raised $37,000!

Thanks for visiting our booth at the LPH Health Fair!
February 23rd 2013

Thanks for visiting our booth at the Ride Right Drive Right Advocacy Family Ride & Festival
February 3rd 2013


A huge thank you to Patrick & Charlene Hazzard for their generous donation of these giant
Teddy Bears of Hope
Delivered to Miami Childrens Hospital Oncology floor and Holtz Childrens Hospital
Beanies For A Cure 2013

Thank you to the late Ms. Virginia Shanley and her son Jeffrey Shanley for their most generous donation of these beautiful Beanie Babies.
Vist our booth at the North Miami Beach Snowfest Saturday December 15th
5:00 - 11:00 pm for first choice of beanies!
@ Gwen Margolis Ampitheater

Thank you to the late Ms. Virginia Shanley and her son Jeffrey Shanley for their most generous donation of these beautiful Beanie Babies.
The City of
North Miami Beach Proclaims
Salvatore Antonio Vanni Day!

The School Board of Miami Dade County, Florida passes Resolution No. 12-155
Honoring the life of Salvatore Antonio Vanni and promoting Childhood Cancer Awareness & Education
Thanks to all who joined us for
Mix Mingle & Mangia for a Cure
with Mayor & First Lady of North Miami Beach George & Sandy Vallejo
A Huge Thank You To:

Mayor Goerge Vallejo & First Lady Sandy Vallejo for always supporting our foundation and our mission.
Rocco owner of Racks Soprano Bistro & Cafe for hosting our event
Miami Gardens Florist for the beautiful flowers & floral arrangement
PRP Wine International for their very generous wine donation
Petit Rouge French Bistro for our delicious desserts for the beautiful Awareness jewelry for our raffle
Invicta Watches for the beautiful watches for our raffle
Esther Diaz Reynolds for the wine & Britto pillows for our raffle
& to our AMAZING fundraising committee members who
helped make this event possible:

Shari Pordes
Enyd Marcos
Sandy Vallejo
Fran Hernandez
Candita Rodriguez
Esther Diaz Reynolds
Mara Glowgower Meyers
Maggie Dominguez Chambers
September 20th
Thank you to all who donated to the Mystic Force Foundation in Honor of Dr. Steven Vanni's Birthday
Thank You Championship Fighting Alliance for Supporting Childhood Cancer Research and for backing Derek Marcos, Childhood Cancer Warrior!!

Thank You Rosa S. Melo of Holland & Knight LLP for hosting your office fundraising event
Friday's Casual Day for the Mystic Force Foundation raising $436!!
$65,000 raised!!!
Thanks to all of you who participated in our
Walk For A Cure 2012

because kids get cancer too.....
Sunday April 22nd
A huge Thank You to
Kelly Wilson
for  this Stylus Fundraiser!!!
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, FL
Last year's walk brought together over 700 people, all with one mission....raising funds to find a cure for Childhood Cancer!
This year's walk will be held on what would have been Sal's 9th Birthday. Come out and help us celebrate Sal's life while raising desperately needed money for Childhood Cancer Research.
(scroll down to see pictures from prior years events)
Enjoy a short Walk, bouncehouses, face painting, Bar-b-que, Festivities, Raffles & Entertainment
Meet Devon Hughes, professional wrestler
and some of the Miami Heat dancers
Minimum $25 donation to attend, under 12 free with adult

The Mobile Bloodbank will be at our Walk again this year.
Another great way you can help these kids is to donate severely needed blood & platelets.
Raffle Items:
Flat screen TV
Sony Cybershot Camera
A Day at Turnberry Spa
Mens Invita Watch
Ladies Invicta Watch
Mens Oberto Designer Sunglasses
Ladies Oberti Designer Sunglasses
Havana Restaurant Gift Certificate
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Gift Certificate
Christine Lee's Gift Certificate
Twin Salon Certificate
EnVogue Salon Day
Day of Golf @ Turnberry
plus many more exciting items!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Mayor George Vallejo and First Lady Sandy Vallejo
Andrew Hoffman of Sysco for our food items
DJ Ross / Rock With U Entertainment
Ultimate Inflatables
Integrity Medical
University of Miami Health Systems Employees
Jackson Memorial Hospital Employees
Face Painting by Lily
Invicta Watches
Jeff & Chrissy Avati for ice & coolers

To become a Sponsor, Volunteer or for more information call
305.726.7306 or 305.726.1155
Fit For A Cure
April 11th
12415 Biscayne Boulevard
North Miami, FL 33182

Join us for a day of classes, training sessions, vendors & fun!
All proceeds benefit the Mystic Force Foundation!
Cocktails For A Cure
New York City

Stay tuned for more info.........
Beanies For A Cure 

Thank you to all who bought
Ty Beanie Babies!!!

Not only did you help support Childhood Cancer Research but you made some special kids that were in the hospital at
Miami Childrens & Holtz Childrens very happy on Christmas Eve!

A huge Thank You to Patrick & Charlene Hazzard for their most generous donation of these original Ty Beanies.
Thank you to Bertoni Lounge & Master Carwash for allowing us to hold our Beanies For A Cure fundraiser at your location!

Thanks to all who participated in last year's
Walk For A Cure

A very special thank you to the following people who were instrumental in getting Sal to our
Walk For A Cure
Dr. Patricia Cantrell
Captain Millard (Foy) Jenkins, EMS 61
Rescue 3
Lieutenant Ricardo I. Fernandez
Firefighter Michael Zuccaro
Firefighter Fred Defrias
Chief Herminio Lorenzo, Fire Chief, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Chief Karls Paul-Noel, Assistant Fire Chief for Operations
Chief John Gardner, EMS Division
Chief John Krummenacker, EMS OIC
Firefighter Keith Tyson (retired), Miami Dade Fire Rescue
Chief Mike Opalka (retired), Miami Dade Fire Rescue
Kim Juanico, Sal's I.C.U. Nurse who accompanied us in ambulance
Dr. Marce Egea, I.C.U. Dr that accompanied us in ambulance
Thank you to all who joined us in New York City for
Cocktails For A Cure 2010
2nd Annual Benefit

Once again we raised nearly $85,000!!
Thank you all for your very generous donations, for your love and generosity.  
Thank you to all who helped make this evening such a huge success.  It was a incredibly wonderful night. The outpouring of love and support from so many people was truly overwhelming.
Thank You & Congratulations to all our auction winners.
Thank you all for helping fund the research so desperately needed to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Thank you Tommy & Frank for once again hosting this spectacular event in your restaurant
Papillon Bar & Bistro
22 East 54th Street

Thank you to all who donated auction items.


Mystic Force Foundation 2010
2nd Annual
Walk For A Cure

We Raised nearly $60,000
Thank you all for your donations & your support. Over 600 people joined us to Walk for a Cure. Because of you Neuroblastoma Research will continue to try and find less toxic treatments for our children and look for the cure we so desperately need.

A Huge Thank You To:
Oleta River State Park
City of North Miami Beach
City of Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach Community School
North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner
Miami Dade Commisioner Sally Heyman
The Miami Dade County Firefighters
The North Miami Beach Police Department
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami Childrens Hospital
D.J. Ross / Rock With You Entertainment 
Bouncing Joey's Party Rentals
Face Painting by Lilly
Andy Hoffman & Sysco
Costco Warehouse
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Miramar Bakery
Richard & Sylvia Vanni
Jeff & Chrissy Avati for the ice & coolers
Our photographers:
Maggie Dominguez Chambers, Golda Cardona, Shari Pordes & Julie Vanni
Our Chefs:
Herb Bunch, Pablo Cardona & Michael Monroe
All of our Team Leaders

And a tremendous thank you to Ellen Vanni-Bunch & Shari Pordes without whom this event would not have been possible.
Thank You 2009 Custom Shootout!
They presented Mystic Force Foundation with a check for
The Custom Shootout is a yearly fishing tournament started by Steve & Cheryl Roy in the aftermath of 9-11 to raise money for victims and their families. Cheryl passed away on December 13, 2006 from breast cancer. Her desire and dedication to help people continues in this annual event which now donates money to different charities each year.
This years event was held June 10-13 at Harbor Islands, Bahamas.
We would like to thank Mark Rutkin, Cheryl Roy's brother for having us in your thoughts and dedicating this years tournament to helping find a cure for Neuroblastoma.
You can visit their website at
A Big Thank You To
Carolina Figueredo @
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
Rosalina Melo @
Holland & Knight
for your August office fundraisers which totaled
We would like to thank
Saint Lawrence Catholic School
North Miami Beach, FL
In honor of Salvatore's 6th birthday
the preschool held a fundraiser in April to raise money for the 
Mystic Force Foundation
They raised over
Thank you parents, teachers and faculty for your overwhelming generosity. Thank you Christina for your faith, support, & compassion.
The City of Tamarac
Firefighters Association
held 2 Bowling Night Charity fundraisers
in the month of March
& raised over
Thank you all for your generous donations.
Thank you Julie Vanni & Adam Currea for all the time & energy you put into this event.
Walk For A Cure 2009
was a huge success!!!
Today we raised over $50,000.00
Thank You All
Thank you City of North Miami Beach
Mayor Ray Marin &
Commissioner Sally Heyman &
Councilman Myron Rossner
The City of North Miami
Mayor Kevin Burns
NMB Police Department & Fire Rescue
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
St. Lawrence Catholic School
United Automobile Insurance Group
Richard & Sylvia Vanni and Andrew & Wendy Hoffman for donating all the food items
Bouncing Joey's Party Rentals
Costco North Miami Beach
Jeff & Chrissy Avati for providing the coolers and ice
Uncle Herb & Pablo for cooking for over 400 people
Thank You to everyone who Walked For A Cure
& those who walked in spirit.
Thank you to everyone who donated their time & energy into putting this all together.
Thank you Ellen (Aunt Bocky) for your tireless pursuit of making this event such a huge success.
Thank you everyone, for all of your generous donations. Because of you Neuroblastoma research will move forward to try & find the cure we so desperately need.
Thank you to our team leaders:
Eric Barrecca
Sandi Cooper
Wendy Vanni Hoffman
Candace Grossman
Greg Koenig
Lori Kobetz
John Lipka
Michael Opalka
Shari Pordes
Marc Stead & Family
Richard M. Vanni & Family
City of North Miami Beach Police Department
Miami Dade County Firefighters
UM/JMH Leaders: Carolina Figueredo, Shelly Garcia, Casey Rosenberg, Carol Robbins, Teresa Arcay & Bill Piniero
Corporate Sponsors:
Paul Fatigate of Integrity Medical & Nuvasive
Robert Keller of Depuy Spine & Spinal Dimensions
Wyatt Geist of Round Table Medical
Luis Ramirez of Miami Durable Medical Equipment
Pablo Cardona of Super Packing
Cocktails For A Cure 2009 raised over $85,000.00!!!!
Mystic Force Foundation's
1st Fundraiser was a huge success!!
The evening was amazing, everyone had a wonderful time, especially Salvatore. A huge thank you to all of you that attended & those who were with us in spirit. Thank you to everyone who donated all those amazing items and to those who bid on them. Thank you to all who donated their time, energy & expertise in putting it all together. Thank you to all for donating money for our cause & helping us to try & reach our goal of finding a cure for Childhood Cancer. Thank you to Tommy & Frank for your generosity in hosting this spectacular event at your restaurant.
It was truly a night to remember. 
Cocktails For A Cure
Cocktails, Dinner & Silent Auction
Papillon Bistro & Bar Restaurant
22 East 54th Street
New York City
Some of the many amazing items that were auctioned:
  • Barry Gibb signed guitar
  • Maroone 5 signed guitar
  • Billy Joel autographed album cover
  • MVP Vladimir Guerrero signed shoes
  • Dan Marino signed football
  • Spa Packages
  • Tina Turner concert tickets
  • Tickets to Regis & Kelly
  • Dinner packages
  • Tickets to Good Morning America with backstage passes
  • Macintosh Laptop computer
  • Lunch with CNN's John King & Dana Bash
  • & many, many more exciting items
A big thank you to our Event Committee:
Sara Vanni Burke
Lori Burke
Karen Malkin
Paula McCloskey
Ellen Borker
Lori Allee
Claudia Hirsch
Jason Monroe