80’s themed fundraiser supports the needs of children born substance exposed and their caregivers
McGRATHPR.com – Dust off your dancing shoes and order that wrist corsage! To The Moon and Back (TTMAB), the advocacy non-profit dedicated to supporting children born substance exposed and their caregivers, presents its 2nd annual Adult Prom Night benefit fundraiser on Friday, September 27, 6:30 to 11 pm at Alden Park Bar and Grill, 160 Colony Place, Plymouth. Proceeds support TTMAB’s mission, supporting the smallest victims of the opioid epidemic. A silent auction and sponsorships are available to support the cause.
In its most important fundraiser of the year, To The Moon and Back’s Adult Prom Night pulls out all the stops and nostalgia for an adults-only party for the ages. Step onto the red carpet as beautiful Alden Park is transformed into a swank nightclub with dancing and live music entertainment provided by Soul City Band, rocking the stage throughout the night. Embrace teenage sentiment by pre-ordering a corsage or boutonniere from Steven’s Florist, stepping into the Pilgrims Photo Booth, or dip the ladle in Alden Park’s special spiked punch! Nominate your favorite glam guests for Prom King or Queen and watch as three couples are voted onto the Prom Court.
“As we enter another year of providing services for these children and families, the need continues to grow. We’ve been asked to support communities across the commonwealth and even outside of the state. The need is so great, these funds are so important to us to be able to continue to support the innocent victims of the opioid crisis,” shares TTMAB Founder Theresa Harmon.
Got a date? Enter the Promposal Contest to win a limousine ride for up to eight guests to and from the event, courtesy of Special Occasion Limousine! To enter, email your Promposal video to firstname.lastname@example.org, entries will be shared on TTMAB’s Facebook page. The Promposal receiving the most Facebook likes wins, to be announced on September 13, 2019. Earliest applicants have the most opportunity for likes before the deadline! Applicants must be 21+ and reside in the region between Hingham and Mashpee, and no further west than Bridgewater. The prize is not inclusive of Adult Prom Night ticket purchase. Nominate your friends to royalty by suggesting your preferred Prom King and Queen by emailing the couple’s names and your reason to vote them into the court to email@example.com. Adult Prom Night’s Prom Court honors three of the nominated couples, selected by a live vote on the night of the event by attendees.
Proceeds from TTMAB’s first annual Prom allowed the organization to launch an expansive list of programs its first year, and expand to the second chapter in West Virginia, serving even more communities deeply in need of services and support. Initial programs include a caregiver support group, kids group, community presentations, consultations to other U.S state programs, and the premiere Beyond NAS Conference, where more than 350 attendees gathered for a full day summit of learning from the top minds that fuel best practices in care for children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
According to a 2018 study by Vanderbilt University, a “child is born in the United States with withdrawal symptoms every 15 minutes”. Recent statistics released by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission indicate that more than 10,000 children have been born opiate-dependent or exposed in Massachusetts since 2010, many suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the withdrawal syndrome that some children exposed to drugs of dependency in utero may experience at birth. Currently, limited research on the long-term consequences of NAS suggests that children born with the syndrome can experience hearing and vision problems, fine and gross motor delays, behavioral and cognitive problems and more.
Initially launched as a peer-to-peer support group for caregivers in 2017, To The Moon And Back’s leadership immediately recognized the struggle to find appropriate resources and support as a global issue for affected families. TTMAB recently released its resource book for those affected by NAS “The Caregiver’s Guide To NAS & Beyond”, developed for families on the South Shore that are caring for substance-exposed children, the first of its kind.
Tickets to Adult Prom Night are $100, available at adultpromnight.eventbrite.com. VIP tickets guarantee a seat at the bar and a special swag bag for $200. Group tickets for eight guests or more are $75 each. Your ticket includes passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations and a complimentary glass of spiked punch.
For more Adult Prom Night information, sponsorship or donation opportunities, contact Andy Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to donate please visit 2themoonandback.org, follow To The Moon and Back on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @tothemoonma, and follow #BeyondNAS.
About To The Moon and Back, Inc.
To The Moon And Back is a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts-based non-profit in 2018, To The Moon and Back, Inc. (TTMAB) is an advocacy organization founded by Theresa Harmon, MSW, LICSW. The organization is dedicated to supporting children born substance exposed and their caregivers. TTMAB provides twice-monthly support groups (for foster and adoptive parents, relative and non-relative caregivers) of children born with substance exposure. The organization serves as a welcoming resource for caregivers to connect with their peers. Expert speakers experienced in children with substance exposure are engaged to educate caregivers and inform communities on the latest in research and best practices for this population. Support programs provide a safe place to discuss parenting and share best practices for caring for children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or substance exposure with peers. Education programs provide expert speakers and training to industry health providers and social services to help guide the care of those affected. TTMAB is committed to forging one voice as advocates for children.
In alignment with its mission, TTMAB provides advocacy and recommendations to local and state leaders on the unmet needs of the population and gaps in services for children born with exposure as well as their caregivers. The organization is committed to supporting legislation progress that aspires to ensure that children born substance-exposed have all the tools needed to thrive. Initially launched as a peer-to-peer group at the Plymouth Recovery Center in 2017, TTMAB has now expanded, serving more of the Eastern seaboard with a new chapter in West Virginia. For more information, or to donate please visit 2themoonandback.org, follow To The Moon and Back on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @tothemoonma, and follow #BeyondNAS.