Friday, April 5, 2013

The one where you get really excited

**Please note: Details of this post have been edited to reflect recent changes. 

DProm has long been a topic of discussion during Wednesday evening DSMA (diabetes social media advocacy) chats. Last Wednesday, something interesting happened...

I decided I was done with talk. DProm is actually happening. While, of course, I am only in the very early (read - very, very early) stages of planning, here is what I have so far (tentatively):

  • April/May 2014
  • 7pm-midnight
  • Springfield, IL
  • 21 years and over only
  • There will be a cover charge for entrance (any money raised over the cost of the event will be donated to the American Diabetes Association)
  • Attire is whatever you want it to be - come as casual or as formal as you like (personally, I like glitter)

I have lots of ideas, but I honestly can't plan something this large completely on my own. Here is what I could use from the DOC... I'm forming a DProm Committee. I need interested parties who are willing to lend their talents to the following areas:

  • Venue
  • Food
  • Games/prizes
  • Decorations
  • Marketing/social media (I already have a Facebook, Google+, and Twitter page started)
  • DJ/Photography
Also, if anyone has any experience with corporate sponsorship, I would like to speak with you. 

Please keep in mind all positions are voluntary. 

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions please feel free to email You may also visit the current social media pages for updates (please remember I'm not all that great at these kinds of things, and that's why I REALLY need your help). You can visit DProm on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Dance it out, bitch.

"On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet."
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage


  1. "Dance it out, bitch."

    Ha! Love it!

    I think Chitown is driving distance from me. Definitely doable!

  2. Jealous because at this point I will be 20, not 21 and thusly unable to attend. Hoping it will become a recurring event.