The Friends of Scott Foundation’s 6th Annual “Unforgettable Prom” is the only event dedicated to giving local teens battling cancer an evening of prom-themed fun and excitement. This year’s theme, “Dreams Do Come True 2012,” treated girls and boys to formal wear and hair and makeup services, as well as styling by celebrity stylist Anya Sarre, followed by an evening of music, dancing, games, food and, of course, limos and corsages.
Prom Night, the highlight of most teenagers’ high school years, is a forgotten dream for many of these teens. In 2007, The Friends of Scott Foundation enlisted the support of the community to give local teens an evening to forget about cancer, needles, hospital beds and treatments and enjoy an exciting and glamorous evening.
The Friends of Scott Foundation was founded nine years ago by friends of 14-year-old Scott Delgadillo, after he died of leukemia. Now the grassroots organization is thriving, dedicated to meeting the daily needs of families of children with cancer by offering education, social support and financial aid. Friends of Scott volunteers, including Scott’s mom Carmen Delgadillo (pictured w/Anya Sarre), visit Rady Children’s Hospital to comfort and guide parents, read to sick children, and distribute grocery and gas gift cards to families in need.
“Unforgettable Prom” is coordinated by The Friends of Scott Foundation, along with the support of The Drew Brees Foundation, Southwest Airlines and the San Diego Hall of Champions. The event is also made possible thanks to generous participation and donations from local merchants and services including Anya Sarre – Stylist, Emerald City Limousine, Xtreme Fun, Robert Zakar, Cinderella’s Attic, Friar Tux, La Mesa Florist, and Rico’s on Third, Model Call and Model Call Salon.