JICF Hosts Prom at the Park for Boston Children’s Hospital Patients

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Prom is celebrated by almost every American teen each spring, but many teen patients battling illnesses have to miss the party. On March 29, the Foundation, working with Boston Children’s Hospital, hosted  “Prom at the Park” for almost 100 Boston Children’s Hospital teen patients and their dates who might otherwise not have been able to attend a prom.

The event took place at Fenway Park, which was decked out in pink and orange, and guests included the four teens who promposed to their dates with Dunkin’ a few weeks ago. Other special guests included Wally, the Red Sox mascot; Cooper, the Foundation’s Chief Joy Officer; and his buddy Drago, the Red Sox Groundskeeper’s service dog. The evening featured chocolate-dipped Munchkins, OREO Cookies ‘N Cream Polar Pizza and lots of JOY for kids battling illness.

BCH patients gather in a photo booth to create a prom memory.

Want to know more? Watch coverage from WHDH-TV, WBZ Online and read about BCH patient Grace’s prom prep in the Boston Herald.