Florence Mom Prom is a formal charity event where ladies 21+ get a chance to dress up and dance the night away in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). Started by moms with children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the event was designed to be a fun girls night to bring awareness to CF and encourage donations to the CFF.
Hosted at Florence Country Club, ladies will be greeted at check-in and can peruse some fabulous items for auction. Upon entry into the event we encourage ladies to:
Stop by the photo booth for a fun "prom" photo shoot
Hit the cash bar where 1 free drink is included with your ticket purchase
Enjoy light hors d'oeuvre's and sweets at the food table
Break it down on the dance floor where the DJ will be mixing the beats
Enter for a chance to be crowned "Prom Queen" or best dressed.
Additional CFF donation opportunities will be available during the event so bring your wallet!
We want Florence Mom Prom to be a night you’ll remember! Invite all your besties and make reservations to dine in Florence before hand. Local businesses are a huge supporter of Florence Mom Prom and we want to show our appreciation!
We also want everyone to be safe. Drinks will be available through a cash bar so be prepared to get an Uber, call for a ride home, or have a designated driver if needed.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is driven by a dream that one day— every person with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long, healthy life. Recognized globally, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has led the way in the fight against cystic fibrosis, fueling extraordinary medical and scientific progress. The life expectancy of someone born with CF has doubled in the last 30 years. Despite this progress, many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies.
Our vision is a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis and a life free from the burden of this disease. We will not leave anyone behind. You are an important part of our progress. Together, let’s make CF stand for Cure Found.
In people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria, leading to infections, extensive lung damage and respiratory failure. Many people with CF do not benefit from existing therapies, either because their disease is too advanced or because their specific genetic mutations will not respond.
Those who can take current therapies continue to face challenging complications leading to hospitalizations, missed school and work, and significant interruptions in their daily routine. Sadly, many children and adults with CF still face the sobering prospect of a shortened life span.
2022 Florence Mom Prom Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Ambassador
Mary-Elizabeth Huggins-Carroll, 29, is a Florence native who lives with cystic fibrosis. After being diagnosed at 9 months old, her parents ensured she had as normal of a childhood as possible while dealing with countless hospitalizations, ER trips, & rounds of home IVs. She attended the College of Charleston and lived in Charleston for nearly a decade before moving back home to Florence. Mary-Elizabeth knew she’d found her match within weeks of her first date with her now husband & the two married in spring 2020. Thankfully, Mary-Elizabeth began taking Trikafta 2019 & her health has been “wonderfully boring” & stable since. You’re most likely to find her at home on the sofa with her husband and a minimum of three dogs anytime she’s not traveling or exploring a boutique.
Attendees of Florence Mom Prom will have a chance to hear Mary-Elizabeth and her mother Jane Huggins give their testimonies about life with CF.
Florence Mom Prom appreciates the support of our local sponsors to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and to make this a wonderful night for ladies of the Pee Dee. Please support these sponsors in our community and tell them thank you for their donations.