Garden of Dreams Foundation Prom Charity Event

Garden of Dreams Prom

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks, Inc. to positively impact the lives of young people facing obstacles. Their signature event is the Garden of Dreams Prom held each year at Madison Square Garden in NYC for 100 teens from partner community, hospital and make-a-wish organizations.

On March 19th, PromGirl hosted an event at the PromGirl Superstore to give away prom dresses to 50 girls from the Foundation. Five style influencers from the PGQueens program came from across the US to volunteer their time at the event and raise awareness for the Garden of Dreams Foundation through their social channels.
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Selina is a Senior at Flushing High School in NY. Due to her family's financial struggles, she would sometimes have to rely on her cheerleading coach to provide meals for her. She is head Captain of the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation Cheerleading team and was recognized as a Cheer All-American. She has been on the High Honor roll for her entire high school career.

Selina's Big Dreams: She wants to get her PhD in Environmental Science and ultimately do Environmental research.
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Lauren was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis when she was 4 years old and a congenital spine defect that was corrected via surgery when she was in 7th grade. She suffers from chronic pain due to her illness, but doesn't let it stop her. She works with the New Jersey chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and has become an advocate for kids living with Juvenile Arthritis, even traveling to the National Juvenile Arthritis Convention and to Capitol Hill to speak with representatives about Juvenile Arthritis.

Lauren's Big Dreams: She plans to study psychology in college and find a career that allows her to help others and make a difference in their lives.
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Charlotte suffered a Periosteal Chondroma, a very rare, benign tumor on her pelvic bone. She had surgery to remove the tumor and was out of school for a month, recovering from the surgery. The support of her family and music helped her get through that difficult time. Charlotte loves singing, playing the piano and writing music.

Charlotte's Big Dreams: She hopes to go to college to study psychology and music and purse a career as a music therapist.
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Naiyrah suffered a massive stroke in utero, which led to delayed development of her motor functions. At 7 years old, she had tendon transfer surgery which moves a working muscle and tendon to replace a non-working muscle and tendon. She had a very painful recovery. Naiyrah also had partial hip replacement. These surgeries and long recovery periods haven't stopped Naiyrah from being active though. She loves singing, dancing and theater, and is going to perform in her school's production of "Beauty and the Beast"

Naiyrah's Big Dreams: She aspires to be a dancer.
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Imani Quote

Imani is a Senior at Flushing High School. She went through a difficult time when her parents divorced and struggled academically at the beginning of her high school career. She has worked tirelessly since to improve her GPA and is now on High Honor Roll. Imani is sometimes bullied because of her unique style and fashion choices, but lives by the motto "Why blend in when you were born to stand out?"

Imani's Big Dreams: She aspires to be a celebrity fashion stylist.

Check out some photos from our event at the PromGirl Superstore in Secaucus, New Jersey

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