January 17, 2008
This year marks the 15th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert, an event which has raised over $250,000 for the pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. The AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital is the largest of its kind in the tri-state area, providing comprehensive care for hundreds of HIV infected children and their families. Included in this specialized HIV care are social services, well-child care and substance abuse counseling. The money raised by the benefit concert helps to finance the services of a dietician and a child-life specialist for the program, and offers the children the opportunity to attend a summer camp which many of them would be unable to experience otherwise. Additionally, the money raised by the PABC provides families affected by this illness with financial support for emergency funds needed for housing, transportation and other expenses.