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Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert Raises Over $16,000

February 24, 2022

By Lisa Ryan

The 29th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) raised over $16,000 for children living with HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, PABC has raised over $600,000 for the patients of the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

The February 12 concert featured students, faculty and guests providing entertainment with a variety of performances across art forms and musical styles. Live performances were streamed to event attendees at home, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Each year, Drexel University College of Medicine students work together to organize PABC.

The money raised by the students through donations, ticket sales and silent auction helps provide emergency funds to families affected by HIV. Funds can help the families of children living with HIV with such costs as housing, utilities, food, and rent, and help to offset other expenses such as college application fees and supplies for summer camp.

The Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is the largest of its kind in the tri-state area. It provides comprehensive care, including social services, to children who are HIV positive and their families.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, now owned by a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University, is a vital resource of health and healing, medical education and research, and is relied upon by the children and families in its Philadelphia neighborhood and the broader region.

Take a look at photos from this year’s event.