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.
How can we help?
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:
– Become an event sponsor. Sponsorship’s start at just $500
– 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.
– Collect formal clothing or donations at your high school, work, or neighborhood. Clothing, shoes, and accessories are needed in all sizes.