Prom season comes early for teens and young adults who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, who are on dialysis or who have a kidney transplant. The Renal Teen Prom is inspired by Lori Hartwell, RSN’s President and Founder, who missed her own prom due to being on dialysis form age 12-24 and missing many school activities. She didn’t want other teens to miss this coming of age event and have the opportunity to meet each other. The prom brings these young people together to share their experiences, strengths, and hopes. It lets them know they are not alone and that ‘one friend can make a difference’. This event is at no charge to attendees and their guests.
RSN's Annual Prom for Teens with Kidney Disease
Sunday, January 14th, 2017
Please download and return the reply card by e-fax, e-mail or U.S. postal service to Renal Support Network by January 3, 2018.
Each year RSN provides a prom dress and accessories to female guests who need help getting ready for the prom. Dresses and accessories are provide at no charge.
Do you have gently used or new formal wear and/or accessories that you would like to donate? Drop us a line to let us know how to contact you.
All donations are tax deductible!
Do you need a dress for the prom?
Need a Dress to Look Fabulous for the Prom? RSN will have dresses available for selection at no charge to prom attendees on January 6th and 7th in Glendale, CA. Contact us to make an appointment.
Movie star Jack Black, a long-time RSN supporter, arrived to meet and take photos with all the prom guests, and later entertained the crowd. DJ Sweet Baby J inspired the young dancers, PRG Lighting’s moving colors and spinning globes gave the room an air of exciting mystery, a Dashing Events photo booth gave guests an opportunity to memorialize the evening, magician The Great Omar entertained, and kidney donor / ABC Eyewitness News Anchor Philip Palmer spoke on stage about his decision to donate a kidney to a colleague.
The Renal Teen Prom is the inspiration of Lori Hartwell, RSN’s President and Founder, who missed her own prom because she spent all her teenage years on dialysis. Many teenagers with kidney disease miss large amounts of school because of prolonged absences due to health. The prom brings these young people together to share their experiences, strengths, and hopes. It lets them know they are not alone and that ‘one friend can make a difference’.
If you would like to help make RSN’s Renal Teen Prom a success please visit our contributions page to help support Renal Support Network and its programs.