Thursday, March 25, 2010
Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert by Medical Students Raises $35,000
The 17th Annual Pediataric AIDS Benefit Concert, held by the medical students of Drexel University College of Medicine, raised $35,000 this year. Funds raised by the students is used to partially support the salary of our child life person and as an emergency fund for families. The event, held right after "Snowmageddon", one of this year's massive snow storms was well attended despite the weather. The concert is entirely student run and features musical performances by students and faculty. Everyone reports having a great time and the music, as usual, was wonderful. Dr. Daniel Schidlow, Chair of Pediatrics at St. Chris, sang select opera performances at the beginning of the show and Dr. Dennis Novack, one of the founders of the concert series performed with his band at the end. Pictured here, are this year's co-chairs Prianka Chawla and PJ Wagner when they stopped by clinic to drop off some t-shirts for some of the kids from clinic. Program staff have commented about how great it was to work with PJ and Prianka this year and look forward to meeting next year's co-chairs.