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Drexel University College of Medicine's 20th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

The Drexel University College of Medicine community will be celebrating the 20th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) on February 16th, 2013. The proceeds of this student-run event support the Pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The event will be held at the Main Building on Drexel University's main campus on 32nd and Chestnut Streets.

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The event – which has raised $455,000 since its beginning – benefits the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's. 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 PABC 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.

The doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. Advanced tickets cost $20.00 for students and $30.00 for non-students; the price at the door will be $25.00 for students and $35.00 for non-students. Beginning February 4th and running through the 15th, tickets will be for sale outside of the Queen Lane campus cafeteria 12:00-2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The evening will include entertainment provided by College of Medicine students and faculty, a wide variety of food donated by local restaurants, and other fundraising opportunities. If you can't attend the event but still want to make a donation, please visit Drexelmed.edu/giftsonline and put "PABC" or "Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert" in the 'additional information' field.

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.

For more information about the event, please e-mail pabc2013@gmail.com.



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