Dancing in Paradise is a “Second Chance” prom
co-hosted by Sisters Offering Support and Prevent Child Abuse
Hawai‘i, and held on March 18 at the Radisson Prince
Kuhio Waikiki Hotel. The unique fundraising event is an opportunity
to support the two organizations and raise money to help
the victims of child abuse and give them a second chance
Sisters Offering Support is a nonprofit organization that
supports victims of commercial sexual exploitation, and it
too is dedicated to raising awareness about preventing child
and sexual abuse. Executive Director Lorraine Faithful said: “We
wanted to provide an opportunity for people to get dressed
up, go out, and dance while supporting an excellent cause.”
Unlike a regular prom, Dancing in Paradise will have several
different activities in which guests can participate after
making a small donation. A silent auction will offer more
than 50 items to bid on such as gift certificates for Maui
Divers, a whale watching cruise, and even tickets for an
outer island flight. Also, a ballroom dancing contest is
open to all guests, and the audience will decide who wins.
And what would a prom be without a prom king and queen? Guests
can enter the contest as early as they’d like and collect
votes, along with $1 donations from friends and family. The
two winners will be announced on the big night.
The proceeds from all fundraising will be split equally between
Sisters Offering Support and Prevent Child Abuse Hawai‘i.
With the activities rolling into the night, a short message
will be given by Honorary Chairpersons, Ed Kubo, U.S. attorney
for the District of Hawai‘i , and his wife Tammy Kubo.
Guests can enjoy dancing to music from the past four decades,
and there will also be a performance by Hawai‘i’s
Sponsors of the event include Hawai‘ian Telcom, and
BLUSH and GEAR Magazines. Tickets are $85 each and can be
purchased at www.secondchance promhawaii.com. Or call (808)748-3990.