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Mar 31, 2015

Bailee Says Yes to the (Prom) Dress

Bailee Say Yes to the Prom
To prepare Bailee for her NYC modeling wish later this year, she strutted the runway at The Cable Center for SAY YES TO THE PROM like a natural in her new prom dress on March 19!
  • The Cable Center ready for the fashion show.

  • Say Yes to the Prom fashion show!

  • Bailee and Monte Durham, star of TLC’S SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA

  • Bailee and Monte Durham getting ready for the Say Yes to the Prom fashion show

  • Bailee and her mom, Melissa posing for a quick photo after Bailee said Yes to the Prom Dress!

  • Bailee in her new prom dress!

On March 19th, The Cable Center was overrun with high school girls from Denver Public Schools’ Abraham Lincoln High School and Make-A-Wish Colorado wish recipient, Bailee for a day of pampering and prom dress shopping.

Monte Durham, star of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, hosted an unforgettable event complete with dresses, makeup, accessories and a fashion show. Now in its fourth year, TLC's SAY YES TO THE PROM is a program designed to build courage and self-confidence in young women. This program is offered to deserving high school girls in select cities, this year including New York City, Denver, Silver Spring, Miami and Los Angeles. The day is filled with mentoring, prom dress shopping and makeovers. Monte Durham, fashion director and star of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, hosts every event, where each girl is also paired with a mentor who serves as coach, personal shopper and style assistant throughout the day.

Not only was this a special day for the girls of Abraham Lincoln High School, but wish recipient, Bailee. This enhancement will help Bailee prepare for her wish to be a model later this year. In preparation for her big NYC modeling debut, she strutted the runway at The Cable Center for SAY YES TO THE PROM like a natural in her new prom dress!

After all the girls made their way down the runway they were joined by Denver First Lady Mary Louise Lee who read a proclamation from the Mayor’s office declaring March 19 SAY YES TO THE PROM DAY in the city of Denver.

Thank you to TLC, and parent company, Discovery Communications, The Cable Center, JCPenney and Charter Communications for including Make-A-Wish Colorado and wish recipient, Bailee in this amazing event. Photos by Ken Visser, Discovery Communications.

To get a better idea of the true meaning of this event, as well as the toll her medical condition has taken on her and her family, watch the interview between Monte Durham and wish recipient, Bailee.

Say Yes to the Prom: Bailee's Wish from Go To Media on Vimeo.

“Our daughter got to shine and be the center of positive, healthy attention for a whole week.”

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Our wish kids, families, volunteers and supporters have either witnessed or experienced first-hand the impact a wish can have on a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and have different experiences and memories associated with our organization. Read about the Make-A-Wish Colorado family here at the Wishful Thinking Blog!

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