From the looks of it, this weekend's Raleigh Mom Prom was a blast.
The annual event raises money for Beads of Courage, a program where critically ill children earn beads to represent different stages in their treatment, and for aplastic anemia research, a rare disease that strikes just 600 to 900 people a year in the United States.
The event was inspired several years ago by Liviya Armstrong, who was diagnosed with the blood disease at age 6. The now 10-year-old has been through a rough course of treatment and is doing well, though there is no cure. I featured Liviya's mom, Rebekah Anderson, last month.
Sloane Heffernan and some other WRAL colleagues were able to go to Saturday's big event at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh. Judging from the photos in our image gallery, everybody had a lot of fun!