|5th Annual Prom | Friday, May 1, 2015|
What is Prom?
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Annual Prom serves pediatric patients who were unable to attend their own prom due to hospitalization or who, due to life-limiting illness, will most likely never get the opportunity. The Hospital’s Prom is traditionally an all-day affair. Beginning in the early afternoon, patients arrive at the hospital or are escorted from their rooms to begin their day of pampering. Professional hair and wig styling, taffeta-layered and jewel-adorned prom dresses, tuxedo fittings, fragrant corsages and doting makeup artists make this event everything that a traditional prom would be. That is, of course, except for the attendees. These special kids, whose everyday life is filled with a multitude of physical and emotional tests, get to be normal for one precious day.
There are several opportunities for event involvement. If you, your family, your coworkers, or your business are interested in getting involved, the following opportunities are available for the 6th Annual Prom to be held in early 2016:
- Become an event sponsor. Sponsorships start at just $100
- Sponsor a child. Your donation will help one child experience their dream night, complete with: dress or suit rental, hair and wig styling, professional portrait, corsage/boutonniere, and dinner.
- Volunteer at the event. Volunteer slots are on a first-come first-served basis, and spots fill up fast!
- Collect formal clothing or donations at your high school, work, or neighborhood. Clothing, shoes, and accessories are needed in all sizes.
Please call the Foundation office at 813-872-0979 to sign up for these opportunities and more.
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors
Red Carpet Sponsor
Dressing Room Sponsors
DeBartolo Family Foundation
Catalina Charitable Foundation
Mr. Michael Caruso, Esq.,
A/C Warehouse, Inc.,
Cafe Liberty Coffee
Carastro & Associates, Inc.,
Mrs. Shirley Casey
Jay Carlson Photography
Mr. Patrick Lind
DJ Marvelous Marvin
Ms. Debbie Porreca,
Christopher & Jamie Schulte
SDI Diagnostic Imaging,
Jenny Steinbrenner Swindal,
TownePlace Suites Tampa Westshore