WESTFIELD – The 2017 Western Mass Mom Prom will take place Oct. 14 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at the Springfield Marriot.
A 501 3C non-profit organization, the Western Mass Mom Prom has been in the local area since 2014. The annual event gives not only mothers but any woman in Western Mass the opportunity to dress up in their old prom dresses or wedding gowns and have a fun night out.
The event includes a professional disc jockey, a photo booth, raffle prizes, and auction items. For the first time, the Mom Prom will have a Master of Ceremonies; Dina McMahon from The Kellogg Crew on 94.7 FM WMAS.
Marianne Langlois and Tammy Glynn, who are both residents of Westfield, had been members of the organization, but as a number of board members left, the two women are going into their first year running the event.
Each year the Mom Prom event partners with a charity and for the second year in a row, they are partnering with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Pioneer Valley.
The 2016 Mom Prom raised $7,000 that was donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and this year the goal is even higher.
“That’s our goal, is to donate $10,000,” said Langlois.“We’re certainly trying as hard as we can.”
Women that plan on attending the Mom Prom can nominate a cancer survivor to join them for the event. The individual nominated will get a free ticket, a free dress/gown, and get their hair and makeup done at the Marriot prior to the event.
Langlois added that the event is open to women who have survived any type of cancer.
“This is any cancer,” said Langlois. “You’re welcome to come to our event as a survivor.”
Individual tickets for the Mom Prom are set at $75 and can be purchased through PayPal. For more information on tickets or the event itself, visit the Western Mass Mom Prom website or call 413-265-0718.