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Teens celebrate at “Under the Sea” formal



Photography by Biomedical Communications

More than 150 patients, siblings and their guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening of glitz and glamour during the annual Teen Formal at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Starfish, a pirate ship and other nautically themed decorations provided the backdrop for the “Under the Sea” themed evening inside the hospital’s Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion.

Before the big night began, the teens received salon treatment at the Target House residence facility. Girls had their hair, make-up and nails done while the boys donned tuxedoes. Employees and volunteers lined the red carpet to the event as the teens arrived in limousines.

The Teen Formal is coordinated by the St. Jude Child Life Program and is one of several events that provide patients with a sense of normalcy in their lives while they potentially miss important milestones at home during their treatment for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.