The Western Mass Mom Prom is a group of woman volunteers based in Western Massachusetts. We are proud to be one of over a hundred MomProm organizations throughout the country. Created in 2014 to honor a friend lost to cancer, our organization continues to raise funds to support cancer research, treatments, and support woman affected by cancer. Bringing women together to support our "sisters" through various fundraising events designed to supporting each other while having fun with friends and family, fighting a serious fight with laughter in a supportive caring manner.
We wouldn't be here without the event founders, the first MomProm fundraising event began in Canton Michigan in 2006 with a group of friends that wanted to do more with their night out. Since then MomProms have been held throughout the United States. Each MomProm is locally organized and benefits whatever cause the local organizers choose to support. You can learn more about MomProm at www.momprom.org.
In 2014, our Charity of choice was the Rays of Hope Foundation, more than 100 women, dressed in bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the bride dresses, cocktail dresses, and even wedding gowns, descended upon the Springfield Marriott for an amazing night of dancing, raffles, cocktails, photo booth fun, and incredible memories.
In 2015, we raised over $5000 and doubled in attendance from the previous year.
In 2016, we partnered with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, part of the American Cancer Society. Proceeds were donated to cancer survivors in the Pioneer Valley to the tune of $7000.
In 2017, we raised over $8000 and made a donation to the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser and granted 33 Pink Passes.
2018 marked a new venue for our Masquerade themed Prom. You could feel the energy in the room at the Delaney House in Holyoke Ma, dancing, laughter, and a fabulous time was had by all. Survivor’s were treated to great gift bags, portraits, and a special raffle. Our makeup artist and hairdressers were busy for hours before the event helping out survivors/warriors and guest sparkle. At one point the entire dance floor was full and the group was singing in unison! 2018 donations are going to Rays of Hope in the amount of $5000 and another $5000 to the American Cancer Society.
In 2019, we will be looking to support the smaller organizations in Western Mass that help Woman Cancer Warriors and Survivors. We will be taking recommendations from Warriors and Survivors on organization that have helped them in their battle, as well as, accepting non-profits that sponsor cancer services via request for "grants".
Our volunteers are just that, volunteers. They do not receive any payments for their time. We keep our overhead and event costs as low as possible while striving to ensure everyone has a fabulous time. You can be sure your donations are going to the charities designated and towards helping our warriors/survivors feel truly special at our annual Mom Prom event.