On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, the Greater New York chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) hosted hundreds of young professionals in A Prom to Remember to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis at Hudson Terrace.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common terminal hereditary diseases in the country and primarily affects the lungs. CF is an orphan disease in how the big pharmaceutical companies don’t fund research due to low profit margins. This is why the work and money raised in A Prom to Remember and other events by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is so crucial to saving lives.

 Better than any high school dance I ever attended, guests were treated to a top-shelf open bar courtesy of Bacardi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and a variety of beer from GreatBrewers.com.  Between copious hors d’oeuvres, partygoers sampling Riazul Tequila, Original Sin Hard Cider, and delicious coconut infused Tyku sake at standalone drink stations.

Committee members and past attendees brought the comic relief by dressing up in old-school and outrageous 80s style prom outfits and strapless high low prom dresses, and voting for the Prom King and Queen. Committee member and dual lung-transplant recipient Piper Beatty thanked the crowd for their fundraising while giving insight into her battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

One of the best parts about bi-level Hudson Terrace is the choice between dancing under the chandeliers in the intimate downstairs area, or wiling out NYC club style on the terrace tables upstairs. People enjoyed the step and repeat and Royal Photo Booth photo opportunities while scoping out the endless tables of silent auction items. While I didn’t end up winning one myself, the night was a definite win, both in the amount of funds raised for CF and the fun had by all the attendees.

Happy Reminiscing,