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SERIOUSLY ILL PATIENTS AT NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL EXPEREINCE PROM NIGHT THANKS TO DONATION FROM THE CARLIN FAMILY FOUNDATION

MIAMI – MAY 26, 2016 – On May 21st more than 100 chronically ill patients, their parents and dates celebrated the 3rd annual Carlin Family Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Prom thanks to a generous $300,000 donation from the Carlin Family to Miami Children’s Health Foundation. The Carlin family’s donation been underwriting the cost of the prom since 2014 and through 2018. Local sponsors and vendors also took on the mission of giving these young patients a night they would otherwise not be able to experience due to their medical illness.

Current and recently hospitalized teen patients danced the night away at the “Once Upon a Time” theme party, complete with a red carpet to show off their stylish looks. Parents also enjoyed a night off at a special reception where they were be able to watch the festivities via live stream.

“Seeing the happiness and excitement on each of the patients’ faces was priceless. Knowing that they were able to forget even for a moment about their illnesses and treatments was truly magical,” said Adam Carlin. “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.”

“Our Foundation is very thankful to have the generosity of the Carlin Family, who have seen how special this event is for our chronically ill patients. Their financial commitment to the Carlin Prom will allow our patients to continue to enjoy this wonderful rite of passage for the next two years,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation.

Miami Children’s Health Foundation also received overwhelming support from local businesses who donated their time and services. Volunteers, including nurses, doctors, social workers and Child Life Specialists will make this prom a success. Other sponsors included 5801 Productions, Zoo Miami, Ali’s Sweet Treats, Barbara Lawless Photography, Carolina Bustle, Inc., Chef David Schwadron Catering, Cherry Blow Dry Bar, DJ Vertigo, Game Time, Kendall Ice Arena, Logistical Outsourcing Inc., Macy’s, Men’s Designer Outlet, Miami Marlins, Passion Growers, Snap Away Photo Booths and WOW Factor Marketing Group. To learn more about the MCH Foundation and offer support, visit mchf.org/donate or call 305.666.2889 (toll free: 1.800.987.8701).

About Miami Children’s Health Foundation:

Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, MCH Foundation, now a part of the Miami Children’s Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all its resources to Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and help fund priorities such as the expansion of the Emergency Department, construction of a new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, enhancements to its three centers of excellence, and expanding global/telehealth endeavors. Other campaign priorities include research, pediatric outreach and special programs.

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), Charity number 59-1720704.