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The Nurses' Ball is founded in 1994 by Lucy Coe as a fundraiser for HIV and AIDS awareness and research. It is held at the Port Charles Hotel (where the Metro Court Hotel stands today), and attended by most everyone in Port Charles. The event includes acts by various citizens, including singing, acting and dancing. Lucy emcees the event, often with Katherine Bell, and has become notorious for usually ending up in her underwear somehow during the show. The Nurses' Ball becomes more personal for many in 1996 when local teenager Robin Scorpio is diagnosed with HIV. After eight consecutive Nurses' Ball, the 2001 one is the last one for awhile due to be because of the lack of funding.

Original Nurses' BallsEdit

Damian Smith suggests the Ball and underwrites it. Lucy Coe co-chairs it with Bobbie Jones It is June 23 and 24, 1994. During the chorus line, a fight between Damian and Tony Jones causes the curtain to be pulled down, revealing Lucy backstage in her underwear. They raise close to $500 thousand for the General Hospital AIDS Pediatric Unit and AIDS Outreach Programs.[1]

Acts

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Robin and Stone preforming Romeo and Juliet at 1994 Nurses Ball

The Ball is once again underwritten by Damian Smith. It is co-chaired by Lucy Coe and Katherine Bell. It is aired June 21 and 22, 1995. During the chorus line at the end, Katherine throws Lucy out onto the stage in her underwear.

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Luke and Lucky preforming at the 1995 Nurse's Ball

Acts

The Ball in underwritten by Katherine Bell. Katherine and Lucy Coe were co-chairs again. It is aired June 21, 1996. Sonny and Lily Corinthos donate $30 million dollars to establish the Stone Cates Memorial AIDS Wing. Mac Scorpio presents his niece Robin Scorpio with a quilt made in memory of her boyfriend Stone Cates, who died of AIDS. Robin announces she's HIV positive, breaks down, and Jason Morgan carries her off stage. Katherine rigs it so that Lucy ends up swinging by her ankles, causing her dress to go over her head and revealing her underwear, over the stage at the end of the Ball during the chorus line.

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Nurses Ball 1997

The Ball is underwritten by Jasper Jacks. It is again co-chaired by Katherine Bell and Lucy Coe. It is aired June 20 and 23, 1997. Katherine rigs Lucy's dress so that it will fall off her when she goes on stage during the chorus line at the end.

Acts

The Ball is underwritten by Stefan Cassadine, and Lucy Coe chairs it. It is aired June 19 and 22, 1998. Eve Lambert locks Lucy in the rolling wardrobe closet during the chorus line at the end of the night. Lucy wheels herself out onto stage and bursts through the closet door in her underwear.

Acts

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Big Spender, Nurses Ball 1998

The Ball is underwritten by Amanda Barrington. Lucy Coe and Katherine Bell are again the co-chairs. It is aired on June 18 and 21, 1999. Katherine and Eve Lambert see to it that Lucy is pulled out on stage by the chorus line at the end while she's in her underwear and changing backstage.

Acts

This Nurses' Ball is underwritten by Stefan Cassadine and chaired by Lucy Coe.  It is aired June 20-22, 2000. Nikolas Cassadine gives a speech on Stefan's behalf. Dr. Chris Ramsey donates $250,000 to the General Hospital AIDS Research fund. There is no chorus line, and Lucy does not end up in her underwear.

Acts

This year the Nurses Ball was funded by Amanda Barrington. Stefan Cassadine announced that the Cassadines would double all contributions made that evening. Lucy Coe announced that the show had to go on despite a Manhattan train colliding with a bus.  Also, Helena Cassadine and Stavros were arguing about when to unleash their next act of terrorism.

Venue

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Acts

Nurses' Ball ReturnsEdit

The 2013 Nurses' Ball aired April 5-9, 2013 in honor of the 50th Anniversary of General Hospital. Sabrina Santiago takes the initiative to revive the Nurses' Ball, which has been absent for twelve years. Sabrina is able to get enough support, and the committee consists of Dr. Steve Webber (until he is arrested for murder and extradited to Memphis), Nurse Elizabeth Webber, Dr. Patrick Drake, Dr. Britt Westbourne (albeit stating negatively that there are several obstacles and setting roadblocks) and Sabrina. Nurse Felix DuBois also joins in to help with planning the Ball.  After some help from Lucy Coe, Tracy Quartermaine agrees to underwrite the Nurses' Ball.  When ELQ faces some financial troubles, however, the Nurses' Ball is sidelined due to Tracy not being able to fund the ball after all. Lucy then presents a check to the committee from an "anonymous donor," and they start planning the acts. Carly Jacks allows the Nurses' Ball to be held at the Metro Court hotel free of charge. On October 1, 2013, Jerry Jacks tells Robin that he had anonymously underwritten the Ball.

Numerous popular characters from the past return for the 50th Aniversary, including Dr. Noah Drake, Nurse Bobbie Spencer, Brenda Barett who all return shortly before the Nurses' Ball. Other characters from the past arrive during the weeks leading up to the Ball, but who are not included in the event, are Jasper "Jax" JacksDr. Kevin Collins, Dr. Lisa Obrecht, Nurse Audrey Hardy, Nikolas Cassadine, Scott Baldwin, Laura Spencer, Ethan Lovett and Helena Cassadine. Dr. Alan Quartermaine, Dr. Emily Bowen-Quartermaine and Dr. Rick Webber also appeared as ghosts in the Quartermaine Mansion on April 1st.

Lucy calls in Richard Simmons to choreograph the opening number, but after a spat over the music, Richard quits and a handy-man named Anton Ivanov played by Maks Chmerkovskiy steps in to choreograph it with music and lyrics from TJ Ashford and Molly Lansing-Davis.  Lucy Coe argues and later gets puts into a closet by Richard Simmons.  With Lucy's brief absence, Elizabeth Webber, steps in as a backup hostess to introduce the first two acts of April 8th (Duke Lavery's tango and Milo and his men's dance number). Lucy Coe is pushed on stage in her underwear by Richard Simmons. Richard Simmons is later taken out of the ballroom by Milo's men. It has been announced that Lucy Coe had 13 gown changes throughout the event.

Acts

Shown on April 5, 2013

Shown on April 8, 2013

Shown on April 9, 2013

Other events/Notes

Gallery

  • Monica and Tracy Quartermaine
  • Monica and Tracy Quartermaine
  • Carly Jacks and Sonny Corinthos
  • Sonny Corinthos
  • Michael Corinthos with Olivia Falconeri and Bobbie Spencer
  • Molly Lansing-Davis and TJ Ashford
  • Molly Lansing-Davis, TJ Ashford, Sam Morgan, Alexis Davis, and Shawn Butler
  • Maxie Jones and Felicia Jones
  • Mac Scorpio and Felicia
  • Mac Scorpio with Mr. Marbles with Frisco and Felicia Jones
  • Maxie, Frisco, and Felicia Jones
  • Emma Scorpio-Drake
  • Ellie Trout and Damian Spinelli
  • Alexis Davis with two of her daughters Sam Morgan and Molly Lansing-Davis
  • Alexis Davis and Shawn Butler
  • Brenda Barrett
  • AJ Quartermaine and Elizabeth Webber
  • Lucy Coe with a picture of Amy Vining
  • Lucy Coe with a picture of Jessie Brewer
  • Ellie Trout during her performance
  • Damian Spinelli during his performance
  • Ellie Trout and Damian Spinelli
  • The Nurses perform the opening number
  • The Nurses' Opening Number closeup
  • Lucy Coe
  • Lucy Coe
  • Lucy Coe
  • Mac Scorpio with Mr. Marbles
  • Frisco Jones
  • Sam Morgan with Anton Ivanov (Maks)
  • Elizabeth Webber stepping in as a temporary mc
  • Richard Simmons arguing with Lucy Coe
  • Duke Lavery and Anna Devane
  • Duke Lavery and Anna Devane
  • Max G., Michael Corinthos, Anton Ivanov, Damian Spinelli, Felix Dubois, and Milo
  • Milo with Max and Damian
  • Max, Damian Spinelli, Anton Ivanov, Milo, Felix Dubois, and Michael Corinthos
  • Lucy Coe and Richard Simmons
  • Richard Simmons "trying to harm" Lucy Coe
  • Milo and his "Crew" escorting Richard Simmons out of the ballroom
  • Rick Springfield
  • Rick Springfield
  • Rick Springfield
  • Emma Scorpio-Drake and Sabrina Santiago
  • Emma Scorpio-Drake and Sabrina Santiago
  • Sabrina Santiago and Emma Scorpio-Drake
  • Emma Scorpio-Drake and Sabrina Santiago
  • Patrick Drake during his tribute
  • Patrick Drake and Emma Scorpio-Drake
  • Britt makes an announcement
  • Olivia the fortune teller
  • Molly Lansing-Davis sings with the help of real-life band Traction
  • Molly Lansing-Davis and TJ Ashford performing
  • Molly Lansing-Davis and Kate Grahn performing
  • Sabrina sings to Emma
  • Patrick Drake and Sabrina Santiago
  • Emma Scorpio-Drake, Patrick Drake, and Sabrina Santiago
  • Patrick Drake, Emma Scorpio-Drake, Sabrina Santiago
  • Epiphany Johnson
  • Tracy Quartermaine, Epiphany Johnson, and Monica Quartermaine
  • Tracy Quartermaine, Epiphany Johnson, and Monica Quartermaine
  • Tracy, Monica, and Epiphany again
  • Maxie Jones and Elizabeth Webber walks in with AJ Quartermaine in the background
  • Ellie overhears Maxie and Frisco talking

The 2014 Nurses' Ball aired May 8-13, 2014. Yoplait Greek Yogurt sponsored the Nurses' Ball. Lucy had eight outfit changes.

Acts

Shown on May 8, 2014

Shown on May 9, 2014

Shown on May 12, 2014

Shown on May 13, 2014

  • Molly Lansing-Davis, T.J. Ashford & Friends (which included Kate Grahn, the real-life daughter of Nancy Lee Grahn who plays Alexis) perform to the song Just Can't Get Enough by Depeche Mode.
  • Nurse Sabrina Santiago was supposed to perform but couldn't because due to her premature son being in the NICU. Instead, Emma Scorpio-Drake takes her place and sings a song called Little Things, which was dedicated to her father, Patrick, her mother figure, Sabrina and her baby brother.
  • Olivia Falconeri was supposed to do a routine as "The Bensonhurst Medium" again but due to her leaving the ball early because of her fight with Sonny she couldn't. Instead, Dr. Liesl Obrecht, as Adele Dazeem, sings a song, she dedicated to her children, Britt and Nathan, called Always on my Mind.
  • Epiphany Johnson sings You're Not Alone. Patrick and Sabrina sing the song at the same time to their son.

Other events/Notes

  • Carly Jacks and Robert Frank were not present at the Nurses' Ball due to them going on the run to avoid having to give A.J.'s phone to Anna.
  • Dr. Patrick Drake and Nurse Sabrina Santiago were not present at the Nurses' Ball due to their premature son being in the NICU.
  • Brad Cooper, Dr. Britt Westbourne, Maxie Jones, Levi Dunkleman, Nikolas Cassadine and Spencer Cassadine were all late arrivals to the ball after watching it on television before deciding to attend.
  • Felix DuBois and Lucas Jones arrive at the Nurses' Ball without dates so they decide to walk the red carpet together.
  • Sonny Corinthos and Olivia Falconeri were suppose to go together but didn't because they were fighting.
  • Ned Ashton, Michael Corinthos and Kiki Jerome oust Tracy and Fluke from ELQ, making Michael the new CEO.
  • Lucy's affair with Scott is revealed to everyone at the Nurses' Ball as well as her underwear. Lucy and Scott are talking backstage when she misses her cue to go back on stage and sadly the curtain is raised and Lucy, in her underwear, is caught kissing Scott. Lucy runs after Kevin and Felix steps in as master of ceremonies for the rest of the ball. Kevin and Lucy ended up breaking up.
  • There was suppose to be a number after Obrecht but Sabrina was suppose to sing it and since she couldn't Lucy was going to fill in for her but Lucy couldn't either so they just skipped it.

Gallery

  • Sam and Silas arrive on the red carpet
  • Sam becomes red carpet road kill
  • Sam and Silas on the red carpet
  • Shawn and Jordan on the red carpet
  • Luke and Tracy on the red carpet
  • Luke showing off the ring
  • Showing off the ring
  • Michael, Kiki and Ned arrive on the red carpet
  • Michael and Kiki on the red carpet
  • Olivia and Ned on the red carpet
  • Olivia, Ned and Sonny on the red carpet
  • Dante and Lulu arrive on the red carpet
  • Sonny, Olivia, Dante and Lulu on the red carpet
  • Felix and Lucas on the red carpet
  • Ric and Elizabeth on the red carpet
  • Cameron and Emma on the red carpet
  • Anna and Duke on the red carpet
  • Nathan and Epiphany on the red carpet
  • Mac and Felicia with Mr. Marbles, on the red carpet
  • Kevin, Lucy, Bobbie and Scott on the red carpet
  • Lucy and Kevin on the red carpet
  • Scott and Bobbie on the red carpet
  • Nurse's Ball opening number
  • Obrecht interrupts the opening number
  • Britt and Brad watch Obrecht's performance on T.V.
  • Kiki performs
  • Kiki, T.J., Lucas, Felix and Elizabeth perform
  • Ned performs as Eddie Maine
  • Luke performs
  • Britt and Brad arrive
  • Maxie arrives
  • Levi arrives
  • Tracy and Luke get married
  • Magic Milo and the Magic Wands perform a strip tease
  • Milo, Nathan, Michael, T.J., Felix and Lucas (Magic Milo and the Magic Wands)
  • Nikolas and Spencer arrive
  • Brad performs
  • Mac and Mr. Marbles
  • Mr. Marbles is "dead"
  • The Haunted Starlets perform
  • Maxie, Lulu, Sam, Kiki and Molly (The Haunted Starlets)
  • Michael is the new CEO
  • Eddie Gomez performs
  • Cameron and Emma perform a tango
  • Spencer interrupts
  • Player performs
  • Scott and Lucy kissing
  • Lucy in her underwear
  • Felix takes over as MC
  • Molly and T.J. perform
  • Kate Grahn
  • Kevin tells Lucy that they are over
  • Emma sings
  • Liesl sings
  • Lucy tells Scott to go away
  • Epiphany sings

The 2015 Nurses' Ball will be airing on May 1-5, 2015.[2][3] Aveeno sponsored the Nurses' Ball.[4]

Acts

Shown on May 1, 2015

  • Port Charles makes red carpet appearances
  • Nurses Epiphany Johnson, Elizabeth Webber, Felix DuBois, and Sabrina Santiago are included in the opening number, a performance to a song by Molly Lansing-Davis and T.J. Ashford. Unlike last year, Obrecht let them finish the opening number before singing her song.
  • Dr. Liesl Obrecht sings a song called 99 Red Balloons (In German 99 Luftballoons) by Nena. During the song she is popping red balloons.
  • Ric Lansing sings a slow tempo version of the song Marry You by Bruno Mars, as a marriage proposal to Elizabeth Webber. During his performance, Ric is exposed by Carly and Pete (fake Jake in the wedding photos) for hiring Hayden to pretend to be Jake/Jason's wife. Elizabeth got up and left and Ric chased after her. Brad Cooper took over for Ric after everyone insisted and sang a faster version of the same song and proposed marriage to Lucas Jones and he said yes.

Shown on May 4, 2015

Shown on May 5, 2015

Other events/Notes

  • Carly Corinthos-Jacks and Sonny Corinthos were suppose to walk the red carpet together but Sonny decided not to attend because he was upset about having to withdraw his custody suit (That's what Carly told Ric).
  • Kristina Corinthos-Davis was suppose to attend the Ball but ended up not being able to.[6]
  • Mac and Felicia Scorpio were not present at the Nurses' Ball (They were watching their granddaughter, Georgie, so Maxie and Spinelli could attend the Ball).
  • Brad Cooper did not walk the red carpet and was late to the the Ball because he wanted to watch the red carpet appearances on T.V. with Britt like they did last year.
  • Felix DuBois and Lucas Jones walk the red carpet together again this year but only as friends because Lucas is in love with Brad.
  • Dr. Britt Westbourne was not present at the Nurses' Ball due to being a fugitive.
  • Nathan West and Ellie Trout attend the Nurses' Ball together as friends to make Maxie Jones and Damian Spinelli jealous.
  • Spinelli steps on the back of Maxie's dress and she falls thus making her red carpet road kill.
  • Milo Giambetti and Epiphany Johnson do not walk the red carpet but they do perform at the Ball.
  • Elizabeth breaks up with Ric for good due to all of his lying and scheming.
  • Carly also kicks Ric and Hayden out of her hotel for good.
  • Nikolas tells Elizabeth that Jake is really Jason.
  • Spencer Cassadine did not walk the red carpet and was late to the the Ball because he didn't want to show his face but decided to go after a visit from Britt. (The Phantom of the Nurses' Ball)
  • The Haunted Starlets performed again this year but without Kiki Jerome or Molly Lansing-Davis, who were replaced by Ellie Trout and Sabrina Santiago and with a sixth dancer, Valerie Spencer.
  • After the incident with the sand bags, Dante, Lulu and Valerie take Spencer home and Valerie stays with him. He also gets a visit from his mother.
  • Dante and Lulu never went back to the Ball and Alexis and Julian missed the rest of it because Molly had a melt down because of Ric.
  • Lucy missed her cue again this year and the curtain when up while she was talking to Duke, in her underwear.
  • Elizabeth decides to get up on stage and to tell everyone that Jake is Jason but changes her mind because she wants a happy ending with Jason.

Gallery

  • Lucy has "nothing" to wear
  • Ned and Olivia arrive on the red carpet
  • Patrick and Sam arrive on the red carpet
  • Nikolas, Dante, Lulu and Valerie try to convince Spencer to go to the Ball with no avail
  • Ric and Elizabeth with Cameron and Emma on the red carpet
  • Jake/Jason and Hayden arrive on the red carpet
  • Michael and Sabrina on the red carpet
  • Shawn and Jordan with Molly and TJ on the red carpet
  • Duke and Lucy on the red carpet
  • Lucy's red carpet dress and Duck sans kilt
  • Anna arrives on the red carpet with Commissioner Kyle Sloane
  • Britt and Brad are afraid that the Nurses' Ball red carpet show is going to be boring
  • Felix and Lucas walk the red carpet together again but as friends
  • Spinelli and Maxie arrive on the red carpet
  • Maxie is interviewed
  • Spixie reacts to Nellie
  • Nathan and Ellie arrive on the red carpet
  • Maxie becomes red carpet road kill after Spinelli steps on her dress
  • Nellie reacts to Maxie's fall
  • Britt and Brad laugh at Maxie falling
  • Nathan and Maxie on the red carpet
  • Damian and Ellie on the red carpet
  • Nathan/Maxie and Spinelli/Ellie on the red carpet
  • Dante and Lulu arrive on the red carpet
  • Dante and Lulu on the red carpet
  • Dante and Lulu on the red carpet
  • Nikolas and Valerie arrive on the red carpet~Nikolas introduces Port Charles to Valerie
  • The opening number
  • Elizabeth, Sabrina, Felix and Epiphany in the opening number
  • Epiphany's solo in the opening number
  • Unlike last year the opening number actually finishes
  • Jason looks at Sam
  • Obrecht takes over
  • Popping red balloons
  • Nathan and Ellie's reaction to Obrecht popping the balloons
  • Ric performs
  • Ric proposes to Elizabeth
  • Cam and Emma are happy that Ric is proposing
  • Molly is happy that Ric is proposing
  • Ric's schemes are exposed by Carly and Pete
  • Elizabeth breaks up with Ric for good
  • Brad performs
  • Dante and Lulu
  • Lucas, Spinelli and Maxie during Brad's performance
  • Brad proposes to Lucas
  • Nikolas tells Elizabeth that Jake is Jason
  • Lucas says YES
  • Spencer--The Phantom of the Nurses' Ball
  • Dr. Lucas Jones
  • Nurse Felix DuBois
  • CEO Michael Quartermaine
  • TJ Ashford
  • Det. Nathan West
  • Magic Milo, the pizza guy
  • Magic Milo and the Magic Wands (minus Nathan)
  • Nathan dances with Ellie during his number
  • Magic Milo and the Magic Wands
  • The Haunted Starlets
  • Sabrina starts singing "Dear Future Husband"
  • Maxie, Sabrina and Ellie
  • Lulu, Sam, and Valerie
  • Valerie does a sexy move in front of Dante and Lulu gets mad
  • Ellie, Sabrina, Sam and Maxie
  • Maxie and Ellie have a spat during their performance
  • "Buy me a ring"
  • The Haunted Starlets
  • Cameron and Emma tango
  • Tango
  • The Phantom interrupts Cameron and Emma's tango
  • Lucy in her underwear
  • Duke and Anna tango
  • Tango
  • Patrick and Emma sing "Nothing I Can't Do" with pics of Emma (Brooklyn) in the background
  • Nothing I Can't Do
  • Elizabeth gets on stage to tell everyone that Jake is Jason but changes her mind~~Happy Ending
  • "Eddie Maine" performs "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  • Ned and Olivia dancing
  • Ned with his back up Epiphany, Sabrina and Felix
  • Nathan and Ellie's plan seems to be working--Spinelli and Maxie are seeing green
  • Nikolas agrees to keep the secret so Elizabeth can be happy
  • Spinelli sings "It Might Be You"...
  • ...but to who Maxie or Ellie
  • Sabrina and Epiphany sing
  • "Your Not Alone"

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