Ryan House Prom

Ability 360 welcomes 100 guests to Candyland

More than 100 people – some at a young age – had their first experience going to a prom June 2 at Ability 360’s Sports and Fitness Center in Phoenix. Guests included Ryan House children with life-limiting conditions and their families along with Michele Etkin, global ambassador of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network. Ryan House and Ability 360 hosted the memorable one-of-a-kind experience featuring a Candyland theme.

The prom was complete with boutonnieres, corsages, prom photos and a photo booth, refreshments, a deejay and more, most created or donated by the community.

Local nonprofit Ryan House cares for Arizona’s most medically fragile children and their families in a safe, joyful place where kids can be kids and families can be families. The Ryan House Prom was inspired the organization’s mission to provide everyday childhood experiences to children whose medical conditions make many of these experiences difficult and empowers children to live their best lives.

REBECCA ZANNER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

 

Marghan Miller, Micheline Etkin, Richard Kirkland, Makenzie George and Autumn Bray

Ryan Cottor, for whom Ryan House was named, with his parents Jonathan and Holly Cottor; fun in the photo booth

Steven Hunt, William Hunt and Darlene Hunt

More photo-booth fun

Young guests embrace the Candyland theme

National Charity League created the boutonnieres and corsages

Brigadeiros by Micheline Etkin

Prom linens donated by Dennis Thompson, White House Design Studio

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