Who needs a Valentine heart when you can have braaaaains? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) New England Climb 2 Cure Team in Training is holding a Zombie Prom on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM at Jalapeno’s Grill, 15 North Main Street, in Bellingham. Six individuals from Massachusetts and Connecticut are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in March to raise money for LLS. To-date, the team has already raised over $36,000. All proceeds from the ticket sales and charity auction at the Zombie Prom will go toward LLS.
“This may be the most un-Valentine’s Day event you can go to in February,” said Jeff Belanger, researcher and writer for the Ghost Adventures series on the Travel Channel, and co-host of the Zombie Prom. “The Zombie Prom is a chance for people to get together for a good time and a great cause. Attendees can also meet our team as we get ready to climb the tallest mountain in Africa in order to raise funds and awareness for LLS in their fight against blood cancers.”
The Zombie Prom will include games, dancing, music provided by DJ Damont Batchelor, a charity auction, there will be volunteers available to help guests with their zombie makeup, and a photographer to take “Prom of the Dead” pictures. 101.3 MyFM radio is the official media sponsor.
“This is one prom where you can bring a date, go solo, or just show up with friends,” said Dustin Pari, one of the stars of the Ghost Hunters show on Syfy and co-host of the Zombie Prom. “If people are wondering what to wear, you can come-as-you are, or hit the thrift shop, buy some old clothes, take them home and tear them up, mark them up with markers and paint, and then get your makeup done at our event and boom! You’re a zombie!”
Both Belanger and Pari are part of the six-person team climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in March. Tickets cost $20 per person if purchased online from LLS here: http://events.lls.org/pages/ma/C2CZombieProm or $25 at the door. The ticket price is considered a tax-deductible donation, as LLS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The event is 21 and over only.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.