Miss Coral Gables among those supporting prom
May 20, 2013 by James
A Prom To Remember held on May 10 for 200 teenagers who are fighting cancer. Taking place at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, attendees arrived by limousine.
Female guests were accompanied by players from the Miami Dolphins, while the males were partnered by Miss Coral Gables and five other holders of ‘Miss’ titles from across Florida.
A Prom To Remember is a non-profit organization catering to teenagers who are not able to go the regular prom night due to illness or going under treatment, enabling them to enjoy a special evening away from their battle against cancer.
The media lined the red carpet, in addition to other VIP guests and volunteers. Prior to the event, Macy’s store in Westfield Broward Mall opened especially just before its usual times to let attendees to the big event enjoy a private shopping spree. Friends and family accompanied 26 girls, with some of them still receiving treatment, to choose their perfect prom dress, which were presented free of charge. One 16-year-old girl, Sydney Lister, said she felt as though she was a celebrity, while Cynthia Santiago, 17, said the event was “unforgettable”.
According to a Macy’s spokesperson, Dennard Washington, this event had been extra special for the store as it had been directly involved with making the teenager’s dreams come true for an evening, which made it all the more rewarding. Local stationery printers may have been hired to produce the invites and place cards on the night.