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19th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Raises $29,500

March 7, 2012

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The annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was a wonderful, fun-filled evening that raised $29,500 for children with HIV and AIDS. More than 425 students, faculty and guests sang, danced, and laughed their way through the February 18 event that showcased a total of 13 acts.

This was the 19th year for the concert, which has now raised almost $455,000 since its beginning. The event benefits the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The center 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.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a teaching affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Most of the hospital-based physicians also hold faculty positions in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine.