While teenagers nationwide experience the joy and excitement of preparing for prom, the season looks different for teens facing illness or injury in pediatric hospitals. Though many hospitals try to provide their own prom experiences for these patients, COVID-19 precautions and visitor restrictions have made that a complicated task. So Musicians On Call teamed up with popular artists to host the Musicians On Call Prom Presented by FlyteVu.
This virtual prom, hosted by pop artist and MOC Volunteer Zach Matari, features exclusive performances and messages of encouragement from Rita Ora, Joshua Bassett, Dove Cameron, Blanco Brown, Andrew Rannells, JP Saxe, Zara Larsson, Faouzia, We The Kings and more. It also includes special glam segments with makeup and manicure tutorials by pediatric patients and performances by MOC’s Volunteer Musicians. As part of the campaign, MOC connected 18-year-old Maya, a Metastasized Brain Tumor survivor and host of the YouTube series Pop Star Extraordinaire Maya, with JP Saxe for a special one-on-one visit where she asked him about his prom experience and he performed a song especially for her. Musicians On Call Prom Presented by FlyteVu was shared with pediatric hospitals nationwide through MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program.
“Prom is one of the more memorable milestones for teenagers, and it was important to us that a stay in the hospital not get in the way of patients making special memories,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “With hospitals remaining closed off to visitors and volunteers because of the pandemic, Musicians On Call wanted these patients to know they are not alone right now. Thanks to FlyteVu and all of the artists involved, we are excited to bring a smile to their faces this prom season.”
“We are honored to support Musicians On Call as they curate this special prom experience by bringing hope and joy to patients through the power of music,” said FlyteVu. “Our gratitude goes out to the participating artists and the healthcare heroes who continue to create memorable moments for these pediatric patients around the country.”
Musicians On Call Prom Presented by FlyteVu is also sponsored by Greenberg Traurig and Crossroads Live.