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HBBQ's Pageant of Hope

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The Pageant of Hope gives children and teens who face serious illnesses and challenges the opportunity to be Prince or Princess for a day. Started in 2006 by former Miss Georgia Teen USA winner Jena Sims, the Pageant invites kids of all ages to shine in the spotlight in front of family and friends and be celebrated for who they are!


Everyone is a winner in the Pageant of Hope. Jena and her team of former pageant winners, or “Has-Been Beauty Queens” (HBBQs), treat participants to an afternoon of pampering, followed by each child having the opportunity to walk across the stage in the spotlight, looking his or her best and feeling like a million dollars. Every participant receives a special pageant title and a crown to wear, and two lucky contests receive the title of Prince of Hope and Princess of Hope.


Today, more than 800 kids in cities across the country – as well as in South Africa and Cuba – have participated in the Pageant of Hope, organized by Jena’s nonprofit organization HBBQs, Inc. The event continues to reach children all over the world, bringing light into their lives and smiles to their faces.


At HBBQs, Inc., the motto is to “Touch each child… one tiara at a time.” They work with hospitals, community centers, parents, local organizers, pageant industry leaders, and celebrities to personalize each Pageant of Hope to the communities they serve and the children and teens who participate. Their priority is to make each Pageant of Hope a safe, fun, and positive environment that celebrates kids for being just who they are!


Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnZAxDAqpf4 for a clip from ABC's Everyday Health.


For more information, please contact Jennifer @ 770-307-6283 or Christy @ 678-617-9153.

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