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Teen patients enjoy thrilling prom at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Teen patients enjoy thrilling prom at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 2014

For a few hours last night, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital teen patients forgot about doctors' appointments and instead danced, laughed and reveled at prom. Mingling under flowery chandeliers and sipping bubbling cider, the teens, siblings and their dates enjoyed a "Supernatural Starry Night" themed event, culminating in a throwback Thriller group dance. Each year, St. Jude hosts prom for adolescent patients undergoing treatment for cancer or other life-threatening diseases to help foster a sense of normalcy during otherwise challenging circumstances. Pictured: A group of patients and their guests gather to commemorate the evening.

Photo by Peter Barta

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