That Wednesday could have been just like any other Wednesday. However, thanks to the Oscar-themed No Worries NOW Prom, hosted by the No Worries NOW Foundation, it was an absolutely magical night for some very special Starlight kids.
Guests were dressed to impress when they arrived at Madame Tussauds Hollywood and were greeted with a paparazzi-filled red carpet. The cameras were flashing and interviews were rolling. Everyone was getting the A-List treatment.
Once inside, we were transported up to the wax museum’s rooftop where a party was in full swing. Twinkly lights were strung above the entire deck. There was a large lit up stage with a DJ who played everything from old hits to Top 40, a photo booth, caricature and balloon artists and a roaming magician. Guests sat at tables and soaked up the scenery.
After everyone finished a scrumptious dinner, the wax museum was opened. All the children – some escorted by dates, some by their parents – raced throughout the exhibits to get their photos taken with the alarmingly life-like statues of celebrities and superheroes from today and yesterday. There was someone for everyone, from Justin Timberlake to Lawrence of Arabia to Michael Jackson (who had a whole room to himself!).
Once everyone finished in the museum, it was time to get the party moving! The crowd came out onto the dance floor and sang and danced to all of their favorite tunes.
Most of these children couldn’t go to their own proms because of their illnesses, so the No Worries NOW Prom was their second chance to have an experience just like every other kid in high school. It was inspiring to see that even though these people have to go through things the normal person couldn’t even imagine, they don’t let it get in the way of them having a good time!
Again, it was truly magical Wednesday night.
-Starlight Intern Sara