Fifth annual BrAva Mom Prom to take place April 27 at Washington County Fairgrounds

Sold-out event to raise funds for local childhood cancer families, national organization

The fifth annual BrAva Mom Prom, hosted by the Mid-Ohio Valley’s childhood cancer awareness and funding organization BrAva Fight, will take place Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Washington County Junior Fair Building in Marietta, Ohio. This event is sold out.

“We’ve worked really hard this year on streamlining our programming and gathering amazing donations for the raffle,” said Traci Nichols, BrAva president. “We aim to give our 500 guests an awesome experience while they give of their time and treasure to our cause. I want to thank women from this area who help to make this a successful flagship event in the Mid-Ohio Valley year after year.”

Tickets for the event, a charity fundraiser that seeks the support of women age 21 and over (moms and non-moms) to raise funds for childhood cancer, sold out on Jan. 19, the day sales began.

The event will feature dancing, a coronation honoring mothers affected by childhood cancer, food and drink from local vendors and raffles.

Major event sponsors for this year include Amy’s Flower Shoppe, Astorg Auto, Black Tie Affair Event Designs and Rental Services, Hanson Enhancements Photography, Lisa’s Sweet Stop, Premier Productions, the Marietta Brewing Company, Smith Concrete and Sunbelt Rentals. So far, more than 95 additional sponsors have contributed to event support, the raffle and the swag bags for the event.

“We are just blown away by the continued support of our local businesses and individuals,” said Anna Huffman, of Marietta, a committee member coordinating the raffle. “This year’s prizes are high caliber and will all help us to raise funds for childhood cancer families and research.”

BrAva is a nonprofit organization. Its name is a combination of Bridget Crock and Ava Nichols, two local girls who faced the challenges of childhood cancer. In honor of Bridget and in memory of Ava, BrAva seeks to help other families faced with the disease by providing funding and support.

BrAva accepts donations year-round via mail at P.O. Box 535, Marietta, OH 45750 or online, via PayPal at To learn more about this event, visit