“I’ve survived more than 50 surgeries, 13 years of dialysis and I’m living with my fourth kidney transplant. My childhood and school years were difficult and often lonely due to kidney disease and the many hospitals stays. I had to miss a lot of school, so the school district decided I would do best being home schooled. I didn’t attend school functions and didn’t I know anyone. I had the body of a 12-year-old and the maturity of a 40-year-old so I never ever related. I created the Renal Teen Prom so young people who have kidney disease wouldn’t have to experience the loneliness that I felt and connect with their peers.” – Lori Hartwell, RSN Founder and President
RSN's Announces the 25th Annual Renal Teen Prom!
This year in honor of our 25th prom, we will be reaching out to our Renal Teen Prom past attendee “Alumni” who are over the age of 24 to invite them to come back as ambassadors.
We have a beautiful selection of dresses available at no charge to attendees. The dresses are located in Glendale, CA and we will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to pick your dress. We also will be hosting virtual dress selections for those who can’t make it to Glendale. Please use the sign up form to let us know you want to receive a dress and we will contact you.
Sunday, January 14, 2024 • 6:00PM – 11:00PM PT
STARS ON BRAND, 417 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
RSN’s 25th prom is in person and virtual on Sunday, January 14th 2024. The in-person event will be held at Stars On Brand in Glendale California. We will also have virtual get together on Zoom at the same time. Use the form below to sign up!
Send a Teen to Prom
Your tax-deductible donation supports teens who have kidney disease have something to look forward to meet their peers and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Please consider a donation to the 25th Annual Renal Teen Prom. Enter “25th Prom” in the notes section of the form.
Fundraise for the Prom
Create your own fundraiser to help support the Renal Teen Prom. It’s easy to get started, and we’ll give you all the support and tools you’ll need to make your fundraiser a success.
Learn more about what’s entailed with this list of frequently asked questions asked about the prom.
Renal Teen Prom Through The Years
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 first prom was held in 1999 by Lori Hartwell, RSN’s President and Founder, who missed her own prom due to being on dialysis from 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.
Thanks to our 2024 Corporate Partners