The GENERAL HOSPITAL Nurses Ball returns on Monday, May 22 with amazing performances and special guests planned to make this the most memorable one yet!
Founded in 1994 by Lucy Coe, the annual Nurses Ball is a charity event to raise money for HIV/AIDS awareness and research. The event always includes musical and comedy performances from Port Charles residents, and for quite a while, Lucy ended up on stage in her underwear! After the 2001 Nurses Ball, the event was gone for over a decade until it was resurrected in 2013. And while Lucy has gotten to keep her clothes on lately, there's still plenty of other shocking scandals every year!
(Photo Credit: ABC/Todd Wawrychuk)
“We are thrilled to bring back the Nurses Ball this year and delighted to be working with Burt’s Bees as our corporate sponsor,” said Vicki Dummer, head of Current Series Programming. “The Nurses Ball brings awareness to AIDS research while giving our multi-talented cast a chance to showcase their vocal talents.”
“This will be GH’s thirteenth Nurses Ball, and each year our wonderful viewers have come to expect plenty of music, dance, glamour, and of course, and abundance of drama,” adds the soap’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. “This year will be extra special, as we’ll have several tribute performances honoring the work of contemporary artists who have recently passed away, including David Bowie. There are a lot of amazing performances and special appearances in the works. You won’t want to miss it!”
This year, Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) will be appearing alongside Michelle Stafford’s Nina as they welcome viewers into the most memorable Nurses Ball ever! And KABC Los Angeles entertainment reporter George Pennacchio will be back for his fifth time, covering the drama on the red carpet. And fans will want to keep an eye out for even more surprise cameos and familiar faces during the week!
Check out the gallery below for a fun look behind the scenes at last year’s fabulous GH Nurses Ball!
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