Each year I am honored and grateful to photograph the Riley Hospital for Children Cancer Center Prom. In it’s fifth year, the event grows ever greater. I’m not really sure what the Women for Riley will do next year to top this. The “Passport to Adventure” theme this year brought the kids and families on an adventure around the world. Each room at the event had a different theme and families could visit Morocco, Africa, China, and the Arctic. The food, games, magicians, face painters and CANDY…was completely over the top! It was an amazing evening.
The event begins a year in advance as the Women for Riley start planning the theme, gathering the hundreds of prom gowns, dresses, tuxedos, accessories, and decorations. The patients and their families are invited to Promingdales in mid-April to pick out the items they will dress in for Prom. On the day of Prom appointments are made for all to come and experience Spa Day….and this year the Spa was packed and the interior of basic conference rooms at Riley Hospital were transformed into an oasis. That evening all those happy families spent the evening dancing their cares away…if not for just one night.
I look forward to this event each year and hope that everyone who attended had a magical time!
Family members and Staff can find photos here: http://amiciphotography.pixieset.com/rileyhospitalprom2014/
The download code is: 5111
And a video here: