Daddy-Daughter Dance

Dads and daughters, ready for a fun night out? From 6 to 9pm on Saturday, March 26th, you can dress up in your party clothes and join Kelli McBee, Miss Bristol County 2011 for the Miss America Organization, and her father, Dr. John McBee, at Boston’s Daddy-Daughter Dance fundraiser at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Kelli will be hosting this fun evening with dancing, desserts, and activities for elementary and middle school age girls and their fathers, or other special father figures their lives. Music by the talented DJ John Dudley will be geared toward both the girls and their dads and lifelong memories are sure to be made. Tickets for Boston’s Daddy-Daughter Dance must be purchased online at by March 22th.

McBee, who will be competing for the Miss Massachusetts title in July, decided to host this fundraiser as a fun way to celebrate the special bonds of dads and their daughters, while raising money for a great cause. “I really believe that a dad’s presence in his daughter’s life makes a critical difference in how girls grow up as strong, confident, successful young women. With everyone’s busy lives, this is a great way to stop for a moment, have a fun night together, and create cherished memories.” McBee reflects fondly of her times dancing with her father when she was a young girl, and wanted to provide the same opportunity for other girls in Boston. “Even in families where dads are not around regularly, there is often a significant other male—brother, grandfather, uncle or family friend—who supports the girls. They are encouraged to attend with their special girls too!”

Through the partnership of the Miss America Organization with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, all of the proceeds after basic expenses will be donated to the Miss America Organization and Children’s Miracle Network to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. “Growing up with my dad as a physician, I know how important excellent medical care is to people of all ages, especially children…. so I am eager to do my part to support the outstanding care given at Children’s Hospital Boston,” states McBee.

The Crowley family, who will be attending Boston’s Daddy-Daughter Dance, is especially appreciative of the outstanding care provided by Children’s Hospital Boston. Emily and Sara Crowley, 5 year old twin sisters, were born 12 weeks prematurely and were transferred to the Children’s Hospital Boston neonatal intensive care unit. Emily suffered two brain hemorrhages and Sara suffered with apnea from underdeveloped lungs, both life-threatening conditions. The twins, now leading healthy lives, are Children’s Miracle Network “champions” this year, and are eager to have fun dancing with their dad at the Daddy-Daughter Dance.

The Children’s Miracle Network, founded in 1983 by entertainer Marie Osmond and actor John Schneider, is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for 170 children’s hospitals around the U.S.. Children’s Hospital Boston is one of the only pediatric hospitals nationwide that focuses on pairing world-class research with clinical resources to develop new treatments and cures for children.

Tickets will not be sold at the door, as space is limited to the first 400 participants. McBee reflects, “This is a night for young ladies to be treated like princesses with dancing, desserts, love, and laughter, all while supporting an awesome cause.”

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