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Totally Tubular: Retro Prom Raises Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 19, 2015

What’s better than one party for good? How about two! That was the thinking behind a righteous pre-event fundraiser for the 2016 Fado head-shaving event in Denver, Colorado — the 1980s Retro Prom. Radical, dude.

Collage of people in costume at the 80s retro prom

Attendees came to the 1980s Retro Prom in Denver, Colorado dressed to impress.

On September 19, Casselman’s Bar may have been all business in front, but it was a rocking party in back — and all to benefit childhood cancer research.

The exterior of Casselman's Bar
The crowd at Casselman's Bar

It was a big night in every respect — big hair, big fashion statements and big fun.

80s Retro Prom attendees pose with their big hair

There was a silent auction to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, plus live music from the 6 Million Dollar Man Band, an 1980s cover band.

80s cover band, the 6 Million Dollar Man Band, rocks the house
The piano player for the 80s cover band, the 6 Million Dollar Man Band, grooves

Attendees weren’t shy about strutting their stuff on the dance floor and even dusted off the dance moves to the classic ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ by The Bangles.

A collage of 80s Retro Prom attendees dancing

Longtime St. Baldrick’s supporters Charley and Jessica of Team Tuesday made an appearance — Jessica wore a friend’s prom dress from the 1980s! Team Tuesday will be coming back to the Denver Fado event for their seventh year, in honor of their daughter, Tuesday, who passed away from neuroblastoma.

Team Tuesday poses for prom shots

A prom queen and king were even crowned at the event — they are the VEOs of the Denver Fado head-shaving event, which has raised about $530,000 for St. Baldrick’s this year alone, putting the event at the top of our charts!

A queen and king up on stage

“We wanted a fun event — to let loose, but still raise money,” said Sam Saslow, the organizer of the Retro Prom, which was a kick-off fundraiser for the 2016 Denver Fado event.

A totally excellent time was had by all, and for a good cause too.

A group hams it up in front of the camera at the retro prom

Party on!

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