Prom Fundraiser Rescheduled Due to Dorian Impact

Dancing through the Decades, a “throwback prom” to benefit Respite Care Charleston’s services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 due to the impacts of Hurricane Dorian. 

The prom will be held at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park’s Cooper River Room at 7:00pm and will feature a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with a signature prom cocktail, and dance contests for songs from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. 

“It was tough to postpone the prom, but we’re focused on the positive… Folks have more time to buy tickets and find the perfect throwback prom outfit!” said Sara Perry, RCC Executive Director.

(Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116817025191240/)

Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online at www.RespiteCareCharleston.org. Guests are encouraged to dress in prom attire from the decade they like best! 

Proceeds will support RCC’s day programs, support groups and other services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in Charleston County. An estimated 6,000 Charleston County residents have been diagnosed with dementia, and 78% live at home or with family or friends. For most of these unpaid caregivers, the stress of providing 24/7 care for their loved ones leads to emotional, financial, and physical hardships.

RCC serves both those with dementia and their caregivers by offering facilitated support groups and half-day respite care. The only program of its kind serving Charleston, RCC’s non-medical half-day respite is an affordable alternative to in-home care, helping those with memory loss stay age in place at home.  Funds raised through this event will help ensure no family misses out on respite due to financial challenges.

For additional information on sponsorships, auction donations or tickets to the event, or to learn more RCC programs and services, contact Sara Perry at 843-647-7405.    

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