General Hospital Nurses Ball Returns May 24-26

Executive producer Frank Valentini and actress Lynn Herring on set filming the Nurses Ball on March 26, 2015. Photo Credit: © Howard Wise/JPI Studios

It’s that time of year again! The glitz, glamour and excitement of the General Hospital Nurses Ball charity gala will return for 2016, sponsored by Aveeno.

Founded in 1994 by Port Charles resident Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), the Nurses Ball is one of fictional Port Charles’ most glamorous charity events dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness and research. Stunning red carpet fashion, breathtaking musical performances and plenty of intrigue and drama define this exciting programming event. Set to air May 24-26, 2016, it will be the series’ 12th overall event and fourth consecutive under executive producer Frank Valentini. The much beloved event was resurrected by Valentini and former head writer Ron Carlivati in 2013 after a decade’s hiatus. The 2013 event coincided with the soaps’ 50th anniversary.

“This will be ‘GH”s 12th Nurses Ball and each year our wonderful viewers have come to expect plenty of music, dance, glamour and of course an abundance of drama,” said Frank Valentini. “There’s a lot of exciting performances and appearances in the works. You won’t want to miss it!”

“We are pleased to bring back the Nurses Ball this year and delighted that Aveeno will continue as our corporate sponsor,” said Vicki Dummer, head of Current Series Programming. “The Nurses Ball brings awareness to AIDS research while giving our immensely talented cast a chance to showcase their vocal talents.”

In addition to gorgeous gowns and elegant tuxedos, viewers can also expect to see some familiar faces from a morning news program and other entertainment news shows, all making cameo appearances on the Ball’s red carpet. As always, the Nurses Ball will be the backdrop for several dramatic events taking place in Port Charles including a popular resident whose life hangs in the balance, a surprising arrest, a new couple and much more.

Relive select moments from last year’s festivities with episode still and behind the scenes photos courtesy of JPI Studios. Be sure to visit our Nurses Ball tag to see coverage 2013-2015.


Ryan White-Nobles
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