No Worries Now holds annual proms for teens who may not live long enough to attend their own proms. Since 2007, No Worries Now has held annual proms in Los Angeles, as well as additional proms in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C. These proms are 100% free for participants, and attract up to 500 […]
The No Worries Now Prom in a Box Program gives volunteers around the country the opportunity to organize their own No Worries Now Proms in their cities. We will be accepting a few exceptional volunteers to throw a No Worries Now prom in their city. Volunteers who are accepted into the year-and-a-half-long program will commit […]
Many of the patients who attend our proms can benefit now from an umbilical cord blood transplant. Cord blood, like bone marrow, already cures more than seventy diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma, and testicular cancer. It is collected after birth with no risk to the mother or child, and can be frozen and stored for up to fifteen years. Yet, for lack of an adequate public banking system, the overwhelming majority of cord blood units are thrown in the trash (98%) or privately banked (1%) for personal use (and thus not available to the public). Meanwhile, thousands of patients die every year while waiting to find a match in the public system. No Worries Now is committed to improving the odds that our patients will find a cord blood match by helping to publicly bank one cord blood unit at a time. Collecting one unit to publicly bank costs $200, which can be raised by selling our “Saving Lives Now” wristbands.
Our pair program pairs teen patients with teen volunteers based on location, personality, and interests, and sends each pair on monthly outings so that patients have the opportunity to feel like normal teens. The yearlong program also includes group outings, and culminates at the following year’s prom. Now Pairs was inspired by our spokesgirl, Samantha […]
Elana is currently a grant writer at College of the Canyons. In the past, she has served as the assistant director of communications and marketing at Glendale Community College, a public affairs specialist at California State University Dominguez Hills, public relations specialist at Angeles Girl Scout Council, and a public relations assistant at Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles. Elana is also the L.A. Kings’ #1 fan – or at least top 10, for sure.
Lauren is studying graphic design at Pierce College and currently lives in the San Fernando Valley. She has a doodleblog, and enjoys visiting art galleries, going to shows and movies, gardening, baking, crocheting and doodling. She attended high school with No Worries Now Founder Fred Scarf and loves working with No Worries Now because of the hands-on nature of the organization.
Lucene came to No Worries Now as a prom attendee. Diagnosed in January 2005 with a tumor on her optic nerve, Lucene immediately lost her eyesight. Since then, Lucene has developed an intense passion for volunteer work, and has logged more than 2,000 volunteer hours with various organizations, including Teen Impact, Extreme Mobility, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and Junior Statesmen of America. She has also been involved with a project of a Washington State school for the blind involving creating brail literature. Now 19, Lucene is starting her first year at the University of California, Los Angeles. When she isn’t volunteering, Lucene enjoys skiing, snowboarding and painting.
Bianca Philippi brings more than seventeen years of experience in business development, education and international marketing, including thirteen years in marketing research with organizations such as Olson Zaltman and Campbell Rinker. Bianca has extensive experience working across sectors on professional development, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, global poverty and volunteerism. Bianca has worked with firms as varied as The Coca-Cola Company, Proctor and Gamble, Audi, Cessna, Chevron-Texaco, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, Kimberly Clark, Hugo Boss, Escada, Intel, Microsoft, the Harvard Business School, Phillips Academy (Andover), The World Bank, CARE International, The Carter Center, NFTE (National Foundation for the Teaching of Entrepreneurship) and Opportunity International. She is an adjunct instructor at The College of the Canyons and the University of California, Los Angeles, Extension as well as the founder of Creative Insights. She studied at Boston University, Harvard University and the University of California, Los Angeles.