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Miami Children’s Hospital Hosts Its First Prom

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by
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Miami Children’s Hospital Hosts Its First PromSaturday, May 31, 6:30pm – Miami Children’s Hospital , 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Coral Gables

Thanks to a generous donation by the Carlin family to Miami Children’s Health Foundation, approximately 75 Miami Children’s Hospital teen patients and their guests attended prom and were treated extra special for one night. Current and recent chronic hospitalized teen patients enjoyed a Mad Hatter-themed prom, complete with an AstroTurf “red carpet,” where they flaunted their new looks. To ensure that guests have a true prom experience, Miami Children’s Hospital was having a dinner for the parents of the prom-goers to watch exciting prom arrivals via live stream.

“We are so thankful for the incredible donation from the Carlin family, who are making our first prom a reality,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “Their generous donation of $300,000 to the foundation it’s also giving us the opportunity to continue hosting proms at Miami Children’s Hospital for the next four years.”

Additionally, Miami Children’s Health Foundation has received overwhelming support from national and local businesses willing to donate their time and services. Volunteers, including nurses, doctors, social workers and Child Life Specialists also made this prom a success. Paul Mitchell and Mary Kay stylists helped pampering and giving the prom attendees makeovers. Television personality and Miami-based Chef Adrianne Calvo catered the prom, and TheOfficeCake.com provided desserts. Also, the Foundation surprised attendees with the gift that keeps on giving, their very own Cruciani 2gether Bracelet, thanks to a donation by Eric and Alexandra Fabrikant. Prom attendees then danced the night away to the tunes of popular DJ Vertigo, the official Miami Marlins spinner.

Pictures by: Inamara Bellina

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