KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital had “One Unforgettable Night” Sunday night at Bridgewater Place.
The event, called One Unforgettable Night, is hosted by Glenn Jacobs, known as WWE superstar Kane, his wife Crystal, the Jacobs Agency and Music in Motion Mobile Entertainment. The teen dance is a benefit for chronically-ill patients receiving care at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This year’s patient prom is a glow party, including DJs, dancing, appetizers and refreshments.
“For maybe one night a year, just forget about all the stuff going on. Forget about their illness, the things that they’ve been through. some of these children have been through so horrible horrible things,” said Jacobs.
The event is free to patients, their dates and chaperones. Andrea Stansberry, a patient at Children’s hospital, says she enjoys the event.
“A lot of kids at my school don’t know there’s anything wrong with me at all. So, you come here and everyone can, like, relate to what you’re going through and forget about it at the same time,” she said.
Several local businesses are donating hair and makeup services, a photo booth, prize giveaways and goodies for gift bags. Painting with a Twist will set up a painting party, in a separate room, for chaperones.
The event is sponsored by Kane’s Crusaders, Fanboy Expo and Tennessee State Bank.