Who We Are

A Word from our Founders

In October 2001, our then two year-old son was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of pediatric cancer. Today, thanks to advances in leukemia research and treatment, Gianluca is a happy and healthy young man enjoying life to the fullest.

The Vita Children’s Foundation was officially established in the fall of 2003, two years after having to witness first-hand what children afflicted with cancer had to endure for a chance at life.  Inspired by their courage and bravery, we decided that we needed to do our part to help them in their battle against this terrible disease.

Daniela De Santis and Danny Adornato


The Vita Children’s Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping children and adolescents living with and battling cancer. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in support of pediatric oncology research and care.