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Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert Raises More Than $25,000

February 24, 2014

Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

The annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was another smashing success, raising more than $25,000 this year for children with HIV and AIDS. That brings to over $500,000 the total amount raised since the event began 21 years ago.

See a photo album from the event on our Facebook page.

Students, faculty and guests sang, danced, and laughed their way through the February 15th event, which is organized each year by Drexel University College of Medicine students.

"I am so proud of the tireless work, love, and community spirit that our students put into this event year after year," said Dennis Novack, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean of medical education, whose band The Dennis Novack Experience performed at the show.

The concert 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.

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