6th Annual Carlin Family Nicklaus Children's Hospital Prom

On May 18, 2019, chronically ill patients and their guests enjoyed a magical night at the 6th Annual Carlin Family Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Prom thanks to the generosity of Adam and Chanin Carlin. Current and recently hospitalized teen patients danced the night away in a “Circus” themed party, complete with a red carpet to show off their stylish looks.

The prom experience included beautiful dresses and stylish suits for patients, as well as hair and make-up sessions with professional stylists, and a pre-party event for participating families before the main event. Parents also enjoyed a night off at a special reception where they were able to watch the festivities via live stream.

“Seeing the happiness and excitement on these patients’ faces was priceless,” said Adam Carlin. “Knowing that they were able to forget about their illnesses and treatments as they enjoyed the night was truly magical. We are so happy to play a role in creating memories for the patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and to celebrate with them an unforgettable night.”

The Carlin family’s vision and generosity brought this event to life in 2014. Since then, many local sponsors and vendors have taken on the mission of giving these young patients a night they would otherwise not be able to experience due to their medical illness.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation also received overwhelming support from local businesses who donated their time and services. Volunteers, including nurses, doctors, social workers and Child Life Specialists made this prom a success.