Renal Teen Prom Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can attend the prom?
    Anyone between the ages of 14-24 who has chronic kidney disease (CKD). You can be at any stage of CKD, on dialysis or have a kidney transplant.


  1. How much does it cost?
    There is no cost to teens and their guest. 


  1. What do I wear?
    Since it is a prom, people usually dress up. Ladies tend to wear dresses or suits while the gentlemen wear slacks and dress shirts or suits. Prom dresses are available for the ladies at no charge. See question #12.


  1. Can I wear jeans?
    You can, and some people might, but most usually don’t.


  1. How many guests can I bring?
    Yourself and one guest.


  1. Can I bring my family? If so, can they be part of the event?
    A parent or family member can drive you and your guest to the prom. There is a place for them to wait for you at a designated area in the event space or nearby location. We have a lot of guests and not enough room for everyone in the ballroom.


  1. Can I come alone or do I have to bring a guest?
    Not everyone who attends the event comes with a guest; they actually meet new people and make new friends throughout the night.


  1. What is the age range to go to the prom?
    Remember, it’s a prom; so ages 14-24, as of the Prom date, January 14, 2024. This year is our 25th prom and we are celebrating by inviting back past prom attendees who are over the age of 24 to be ambassadors.


  1. I am below/above the age range, can I still go?
    If above: Yes, for the 25th prom only we are celebrating by inviting back past prom attendees that are over the age of 24 to be ambassadors.

If below: Just hang on until you’re 14 and you’ll be able to go!


  1. What time does it start? End
    From 6-11 pm. The night is full of activities (pictures, special guests, etc.) so it’s best to get there at 6pm.


  1. Do I have to live in Los Angeles?
    No, as long as you have a means of travel and someplace to stay you are invited to attend the prom. There is a virtual component for people who cannot attend the live event.


  1. Which celebrities will be there?
    At this point we are waiting to hear.


  1. Can I get a ride to the event?
    We no longer offer rides but if you absolutely can’t get to the prom, let us know and we will see if we can assist you. Contact us by January 3rd through our contact form. Let us know your address and whether it is for one or two people. We will do our best to get you transportation. Note: transportation is provided by volunteer drivers, it’s not a limo.


  1. I am traveling from outside Los Angeles area and I will be staying at a hotel. I don’t have a way to get to the prom. How can I find out the transportation is available for me?
    See question above. Check off the box titled “need transportation” on the invitation reply card. Transportation is provided on a first-come, first serve-basis. We will try our best to accommodate your request.


12. I hear there are dresses given away. Where do I find one?
RSN has prom dresses offered at no charge to attendees at the live or virtual event. If you would like to receive a dress, please let us know. Check “yes” on the sign up form and give us a good phone number to reach you and we will call to set up an in person or virtual appointment to choose your dress. Contact usto make an appointment or call (818) 543-0896.


  1. What about shoes to go with the dress?
    We have a minimal amount of shoes, so if you can’t find a pair when you get your dress you need to get those on your own.


  1. How do I donate a dress/dresses or accessories for the prom?
    You can contact us to make arrangements to pick up your donation or call (818) 543-0896.


  1. How do I donate to help support the prom?
    You can make a donation on our contribute page  or you can start your own personal fundraiser.


  1. Can I volunteer? How can I volunteer?
    We have enough volunteers for the prom. Please contact us for more information. There may be other activities where you can help.


  1. What kind of food will you have? What about desserts?
    The food is renal friendly. There are desserts suitable for diabetics and for non-diabetics.


  1. I live out of state; will you provide funds for me to travel?
    RSN does not cover the cost of accommodations or travel to Southern California. We can provide you with a list of recommended local hotels. If you cannot afford the trip talk to your dialysis unit or your friends and family to see if they might be willing to sponsor you or help you raise funds.


  1. What if I need dialysis, will you provide that for me?
    There is a room for peritoneal dialysis exchanges (make sure you mark the box on the reply card to let us know you’ll be needing it), but not for hemodialysis. If you are traveling from out of state and need hemo, you should discuss the possibilities with your regular center healthcare professional as soon as possible.


  1. What if I need first aide?
    Healthcare professionals will be on site.


  1. How many people will be at the event?
    There will be between 200-250 guests.


  1. Will there be alcohol served?
    No, there is no alcohol at this event. We will only have renal friendly drinks, water and juice.


  1. Can I bring my own camera/ video recorder?
    No, but you can take videos and pictures with a smart phone. You can’t use any footage or images taken at the prom for promotional purposes or sell images taken at the prom.


If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us at: (866) 903-1728 (toll free), or contact us.