Navigation Links
Celebrities to Attend the Ninth Annual Kidney Teen Prom
Date:1/16/2008

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ninth Annual Renal Teen Prom, "Winter Elegance," sponsored by the Renal Support Network (RSN), is to be held Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. This unique event attracts more than 350 kidney teens (ages 13-24) who are on dialysis, pre-dialysis or with a transplant, and their guests, coming from Washington D.C., Arizona, Massachusetts and Southern California. This year's prom will be packed full of entertainment and celebrities.

The evening's emcee, Christy Carlson Romano, beloved by teens for creating her role as Ren in "Even Stevens" and in the "Kim Possible" series as well as reprising her role as Jackie Dorsey in "Cutting Edge 3," will welcome John McCook ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), the ever-popular Maureen McCormick ("The Brady Bunch") and Saige Ryan Campbell ("I Heart Huckabees"). Monica Potter ("Along Came a Spider," "Head Over Heels" and "Without Limits"), Stephen Furst (Flounder in "Animal House" and Vir Cotto in "Babylon 5") plus Mark Dacascos ("Iron Chef America's" The Chairman) will join the festivities signing autographs and posing for photos with their fans.

The prom is a free event for teenagers and young adults with kidney disease and their guests set in the style of a gala senior prom. The young people are treated to a night of dancing and entertainment, dinner and hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, limousine rides, glamour photos, make-up and hair sessions.

Teenagers with kidney disease miss large amounts of school because of prolonged absences due to health. Many are on waiting lists to receive a transplant. The prom brings these young people together to share their experiences, strengths, and hopes -- and to create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing epidemic; 20 million Americans (1 in 9 adults) are in some stage of CKD. Most are unaware of it. Another 20 million Americans are at risk of developing CKD. The number of Americans diagnosed with CKD is doubling every decade. Currently, there are 74,162 people waiting on the kidney transplant list. For further information, check the RSN web site: RSNhope.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Renal Support Network
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Convene Celebrities, Breast Cancer Survivors and Activists to Challenge Elected Officials to Strengthen Breast Cancer Services
2. Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Bono, and YouthAIDS Global Ambassador Ashley Judd Among Celebrities at YouthAIDS Benefit Gala
3. Nonnis Biscotti Partners With Celebrities to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research
4. Celebrities Pledge to Wear Pink, End Breast Cancer Forever With Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5. Cristina Saralegui Joins Celebrities Including Matthew McConaughey, Courteney Cox and Mariska Hargitay to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research
6. Mindray to Attend 2008 CLSA Asia Investors Forum
7. Mindray to Attend 2007 RSNA Conference in Chicago
8. Natural Nutritions Top Executives Attend Supply Side Show West in Las Vegas
9. Therap Services to Attend 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Disabilities/Mental Retardation as Gold Sponsor
10. AAAAI: Early Day Care Attendance May Protect Infants From Later Developing Asthma, From the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
11. Couples attending counseling sessions together better prepared to ease childrens concerns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 23, 2017 , ... Allegheny Health ... open The Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at West Penn ... in western Pennsylvania for women suffering from pregnancy-related depression. Construction of the Center ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... and a 2017 Best in KLAS category winner, has named Daniel P. Bullington ... extend and enhance its technology platform and product offerings,” says Justin Neece, president. ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... By all ... underway in Sonoma County. While officials call for diligence, asking homeowners to scout for ... at potential health concerns. Along with the annoying buzz of mosquitos is the buzz ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... New patients from Charleston, SC, are now welcome to receive ... Pleasant, SC, with or without a referral. A full mouth reconstruction can transform the ... in Charleston, SC. Those who suffer from gum disease, misaligned teeth or jaw ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Therachat , a smart guided journaling tool for improving ... current state of anxiety in support of National Mental Health Awareness Month. , The ... and benchmarked general anxiety levels as well as identified the top triggers, impact to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/8/2017)... , May 8, 2017 MACRA replaces ... from fee for service reimbursement. Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed ... 1.       The Market for MIPS Compliance Technology ... of physician practices with 3 or more clinicians seek ... by Q4. "Given the magnitude of the changes, the ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... -- May is Stroke Awareness Month and Omron Healthcare is ... to prevent a stroke: monitor and manage your blood ... Prevention, undetected and uncontrolled hypertension is a leading risk ... in personal heart health technology, recently evolved its mission ... stroke and is advancing a national public education effort ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  A recent study ... Ultraviolet-C light as a means of ... ability to reduce bioburden on anesthesia workstations. In ... on high-touch, complex medical equipment surfaces contaminated with ... "This study further validates the body ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: