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Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

December 20, 2010

Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

Drexel University College of Medicine students and faculty will once again showcase their talents for a great cause at the annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert.

This year's event will be held on January 22 at 5 p.m. at the Drexel University Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut Streets. It will feature dance performances, musical acts, and stand-up comedy routines.

This is the 18th year for the benefit, which has raised close to $400,000 for the Pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The program, recently named the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV, is the largest of its kind in the tri-state area, providing comprehensive care, including social services, to children infected with HIV and their families. The money raised by the Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert helps pay for the services of a child-life specialist and a dietitian for the program, offers the children the opportunity to attend summer camp, and helps provide the affected families with emergency funds for housing and other expenses.

A ticket to the event includes food and drink, admission to the concert, and the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items. Student tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Non-student tickets are $25.