“A Prom to Remember” Gives Teens with Cancer an Unforgettable Night
Away from their Hospital Rooms and Out on the Dance Floor
Navigating the hallways of life as a high schooler can be tough – homework assignments, making friends, finding a seat at the lunch table -- but try to imagine navigating the hallways of a hospital every day instead. Teens with cancer not only have to worry about passing exams in the classroom, but also taking tests in their hospital rooms. Things can get overwhelming at a very young age.
However, there’s one special experience that each and every teenager should be able to enjoy, no matter what they’re going through – a magical prom night. Once again A Prom to Remember is making sure that more than 150 teens in Northeast Ohio have this opportunity.
A Prom to Remember is held in partnership between The Unforgettable Prom Foundation, Inc., and The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. The event gives teens ages 12-19 a chance to celebrate their very own prom in an environment of acceptance and camaraderie. This year’s “The Wizard of Oz” theme, “There’s No Place Like Prom,” resonates with the fact that the night is a unique rite of passage – one attending teens can enjoy without hospital rooms, doctors or parents, oh my!
Not only is the entire event offered at no cost to patients and families, but the community worked together to donate more than 3,200 dresses for the event. Female attendees shopped for their perfect promgown without spending a dime at the annual Dress Extravaganza.
On prom night, attendees will be treated like famous movie stars as they pull up in limos and step onto the Yellow Brick Road. Attendees will be interviewed as they arrive, just like at a Hollywood awards show. Joining them will be Brian Hartline, new wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, Anderson Varejao, Matt Dellavedova and Joe Harris from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Raven Reed, Miss Ohio International, Shelby Stock, Miss Teen Ohio International, the Cavs Girls and Scream Team. After they strut their stuff down the entranceway, everyone will head inside to let loose and dance the night away!
Three area hospitals will prepare the guest list for the evening: Akron Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and The Cleveland Clinic’s Children’s Hospital.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland1515 West 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
When this press release landed in my in-box I knew I needed to share it on Prom Flowers!
What a great program to be involved with, and there are so many ways to help..
I'll be featuring the amazing woman who donated her time to create all
the corsages and boutonnieres for this event!
here's a little preview......!