Night to remember: Kids battling cancer get special prom

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NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio -- Going to prom is always a memorable evening and a local summer camp is making sure kids battling cancer have their own special night.

"I'm so excited for the prom,” said Hanna of Club Quality Ohio.

Kids at the camp in New Franklin got ready for their annual prom in style on Wednesday.

They had professional make-up artists from the Scott Talbot Salon do their hair, nails and make-up.

"It makes me feel like a princess and making me feel really pretty,” said Avalon of Grove City.

"I think it's fun. I like to get my nails, my hair and my make-up done,” said Kamery of Ashland.

For more than 14 years, the camp has been providing proms for hundreds of kids battling cancer.

They come from all over Ohio each summer to enjoy camp and make friends.

"The prom got started because one of our former directors had a son who ended up not making it to his own prom. He passed away from cancer before that. Our mission is all about hope for the kids and letting kids with cancer be kids again and one of the things is that depending on their diagnosis, they may not make it to their own prom at their high school,” said Kerri Franks, executive director of Camp Quality Ohio.

More than 41 kids from all age groups fighting cancer took part in this year's prom.

A fleet of stretch limos took them to Prime 93 restaurant in style. Once the kids arrived, they had a big dinner and danced the night away.

"The camp is the most amazing thing and I love prom,” said Ava.

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