Heroes Hangout

Heroes Hangout is a fun & magical place for children undergoing cancer treatment to hangout, enjoy monthly themed parties, and have fun like all kids should.

Heroes Hangout Parties & Celebrations are open to all children battling cancer and their siblings. 
To RSVP for any event please contact Silvia Vanni at 305.726.1155

2024 Heroes Hangout Events & Celebrations

Birthday parties at the Heroes Hangout are for children currently in treatment. Each party is uniquely themed for each child and includes themed decorations, crafts, games, birthday cake, and take home goodies and toys. Parties are for immediate family and friends in treatment only, as we are closed to the public to remain as germ free as possible. We also partner with our friends at Jar of heArts to hold Birthday parties at their art studio.

To inquire about celebrating your child's Birthday at Heroes Hangout please call 305.726.1155 or email [email protected]

Children battling cancer are constantly immuno-compromised and cannot go to parks, playgrounds, or toy stores. The Heroes Hangout provides a safe and magical place for them to play, attend monthly themed events, enjoy arts & crafts, play video games, 'Shop' for toys, celebrate holidays and Birthdays, have play dates with other friends in treatment & hold End of Treatment Celebrations, all at no cost to the families.

Silvia Vanni, co-founder and Executive Director of Mystic Force Foundation always knew she had to do more for kids battling cancer. For over 11 years the Foundation has held monthly in-patient hospital parties, but Silvia knew these children needed a safe place to go between treatments, and through her vision, the Heroes Hangout, the country’s first Childhood Cancer Haven, was born. The Hangout is located in North Miami Beach, central to all South Florida Hospitals. Heroes Hangout was originally graciously sponsored by the Dante Law Firm and is 100% community-supported. There is no cost to the families to attend the Hangout, for any celebration or for anything within the center. At the Hangout children and their families, enjoy monthly themed events, celebrate Birthdays and Holidays, have play dates with other cancer warriors, and hold 'End of Treatment' celebrations. We partner with other like-minded organizations and community businesses to grant 'Wishes' and hold special individualized events. Being able to play and have fun as all kids should is an essential part of getting through the difficult treatments as well as the recovery process.