15th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert - January 26, 2008
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.
The concert itself is an amazing event which showcases the best singing, dancing and instrumental talent that the Drexel Medical Community has to offer. Some must-see acts include those by the MUFAs and the PUFAs, Dr. Linda Hiner, Dr. Pooja Jain, Doctor's Note, the PhilHormonics, and the Dennis Novack Experience. In addition to the fun atmosphere of entertainment, there is an enormous assortment of food donated by many of Philadelphia's wonderful restaurants and Drexel students, as well as a fantastic silent auction to raise additional money for this worthwhile cause.
This year's concert will be held on Saturday, January 26 at the Drexel University Undergraduate Main Building, 3141 Chestnut Street. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m and ends at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and paid for on the night of the event. We accept cash or check (payable to DUCoM PABC). If you are unable to attend the show, but would still like to contribute, a donation check may be made payable to "DUCoM PABC" and sent to the following address:
Pediatric AIDS Benefit
c/o Barbara Lasher
Office of Medical Education, Rm 221
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Please join the College of Medicine community at this wonderful event for a most worthy cause!