A student club known as “Stand Up to Cancer” at St. Mary's College hosted its second annual prom Saturday in honor of local cancer patients and survivors.
This year's theme was “Don’t Stop Believin’: Dancing in Honor of Your Courage”.
Organizers say the purpose of the prom is to acknowledge that because of treatment, many cancer patients can’t make it to events like prom, weddings, and family reunions.
They say “Don’t Stop Believin’” is a chance for cancer survivors and patients to kick off their shoes and have some fun.
Club president, Devon Graham started this event last year and continued the new tradition this year, and for Graham the fight against cancer really this home.
“My dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer when I was in high school and five months after his diagnosis he passed away so after that, going through that, I really started taking an interest in the national organization…” says Graham.
The prom lasted for about 3 hours.
All of the profits are going to the national “Stand Up to Cancer” organization as well as the cancer center right here at Memorial Regional.